Lead Artist (Hybrid)

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Posted 22 August 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Art
Contact NameMaddie Munro

Job description

Webb Technology a trailblazing gaming company are seeking a Lead Artist to help them as they craft the Worldwide Webb, a retro pixel art MMO RPG you wish you had growing up!

As Lead Artist you'll play a pivotal role as you consult with the creative team and let your imagination loose to interpret and develop concepts for the game. You’ll translate briefs and lead a highly talented art team as you combine perception and skill to produce aesthetic visual references and work in a variety of mediums.

The studio believes games should be fun, excitement, and have outstanding design. With this in mind the development team has a rich background and includes talent from the likes of Blizzard, Jagex and Epic Games and comprises a team of like-minded individuals who are game enthusiasts, world builders, and design and development devotees with an indie spirit.

Webb’s pixel art browser game invites players to shape an immersive world set in an alternate universe where AI emerges in the early '90s, blending retro-futuristic aesthetics with an AI-driven narrative. Players can embark on a dungeon crawler with raid bosses, compete in a 5v5 MOBA, or explore traditional MMO world quests, resource collection, and crafting.

Your responsibilities…
  • Build, lead and inspire the art team
  • Collaborate with the creative team to brainstorm and interpret the project brief
  • Present concepts, research, and references to the project team
  • Interpret initial ideas and create quick sketch drafts for review
  • Participate in feedback consultations and note changes
  • Manage project timelines and schedules and report any issues to the leadership team
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • A portfolio of work demonstrating strong artistic and storytelling ability
  • Portfolio consisting of artwork including Neo Tokyo style
  • Experience of leading a team of Artists
  • Excellent sketching abilities for rough conceptualization
  • Proficient in a variety of digital programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc
  • Ability to deliver high-quality artwork against tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpretation abilities
  • Willingness to learn new software programs and tools