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Lead Outsource Artist – AAA Games – London, UK

Location: London, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24902 Posted: 3 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Games


OPM’s client is seeking a Lead Outsourcing Artist to join their passionate and talented team.

The successful candidate will span across a number of art sub-disciplines including Character, Cinematics, Concept, Environment, Prop, Technical, Vehicle, and Weapons.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong professional artist experience with work on several shipped AAA titles
  • Art leadership and management experience; ideally in an external capacity.
  • Advanced knowledge of standard industry tools like Maya, ZBrush, Substance Packages, Photoshop, and Perforce.
  • Experience in: Animation (facial, keyframe, and mocap) Characters (modelling, texturing, rigging, and Skinning). Environment/Vehicles/Weapons (modelling, texturing, and optimisation)
  • Advanced knowledge of high-to-low poly pipelines, PBR lighting/material authoring, and can set best practices to reduce visual issues/bugs.
  • Good understanding of game engine limitations; memory, GPU, and CPU performance.
  • Outstanding spoken, written and diagrammatic communication skills. Fully capable of explaining complex instructions to an external team.
  • Capability to work with detailed concept art or reference art/materials when providing support to external teams.
  • In-depth understanding of game art and creation processes; for example, high resolution sculpting, UV layout, texturing, and shaders.
  • Able to identify risks and issues within any asset creation pipeline (internal and external) and can proactively seek and implement solutions.
  • Capable of evaluating and assessing assets from external teams against aesthetic, technical, and time budgets.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Art Director to understand and communicate the expectations for visual quality of in-game art with external teams.
  • Work closely with the Lead Artist and Art Sub-Discipline Leads to keep quality and style consistent across all outsourced art.
  • Communicate with the internal art teams to facilitate the smooth movement of art assets between them and their external teams.
  • Collaborate with the Production and LT teams to ensure assets are delivered on time, and to the required aesthetic and technical quality level.
  • Support Art Sub-Discipline Leads with authoring of briefs, assets packs, and documentation for external teams.
  • Collaborate with game teams to set benchmarks for efficiency and end product quality.
  • Sustaining good relationships between the internal and external teams.
  • Handling briefing, tracking, and process.
  • Making sure strong communication of our game’s art style, needs, and quality expectation – both aesthetically and technically, to our external teams.
  • Collaborate with Art Director and Outsourcing Manager to identify, and schedule, assets for external development.
  • Set up and document art pipelines, further develop best practices, and continually optimise workflows.
  • Writes and/or oversees documentation and briefs for external teams.
  • Collaborate with the internal Concept team to ensure concepts are at the right level of quality/detail for briefing external teams.
  • Collaborate with art disciplines to ensure that assets are briefed in a timely manner to the external team.
  • Organise and prepare asset packs for our external teams.
  • Organise and prepare outsource assets for art reviews with the Art Director.
  • Manage feedback between the internal art teams and external providers.
  • Make sure art assets are made available to the internal art team members, and feedback is made available to the external art team members.
  • Participates in project planning and maintains a clear and consistent schedule in conjunction with Production and Outsourcing Manager.

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 417!

Tagged as: AAA, English, Lead Artist

Tags: AAA , English , Lead Artist Categories: Art , Creative

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