Lead Artist (Remote)

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Posted 05 July 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

We're supporting Romero Games as they look to grow the team developing John Romero’s next First Person Shooter by adding an inspiring and creative Lead Artist to their ranks.

This is your chance to join Romero Games and become part of a thriving independent development studio, work on a high-profile title in partnership with a major publisher that will be played by millions of gamers worldwide.

As the Lead Artist you will bring your experience, vision, and desire to create cutting edge games to the role as you work alongside a legendary Art Director to bring unique visual worlds and experiences for players on PC and console.

Your responsibilities…
  • Manage, develop and mentor a multifaceted art team: concept, environment, characters, animation, and more
  • Ensure the visual direction and quality for the studio’s game is reflected in every asset
  • Inspire and motivate the art team through clear and concise constructive critiques 
  • Work with the art team to create efficient and performant pipelines and workflows
  • Collaborate closely with the Design, Programming and Production teams
  • Communicate with publishers and marketing teams as needed to ensure products are represented well visually
  • Understand technical restraints while seeking out innovative solutions
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • A proven track record of leading a AAA team in a production environment
  • Full understanding of game contemporary development workflows and pipelines
  • Working knowledge in a range of common game development art tools, 3DS Max/Maya/Blender/Zbrush, Substance, Photoshop, etc.
  • A desire to learn new techniques and technologies
  • 10 years of professional experience in the games industry producing game art
  • 3 years of experience as an Art Lead or Associate Art Director
  • A portfolio reflecting high-quality game art
Desirable but not essential…
  • Experience with various styles of art direction
  • Experience with Unreal
  • Drawing/painting skills to help convey ideas
Perks and benefits…
  • Everyone at Romero Games benefits from ownership in the company with every permanent full-time employee given a stake
  • 25 days annual leave, plus 10 public holidays. Annual leave increases after 5 and 10 years’ service
  • Remote, hybrid and flexible working hours
  • Premium health benefits, plus extended healthcare coverage
  • Fertility leave, employees undergoing IVF, surrogacy or other forms of fertility treatment
  • Relocation assistance, flexible start dates, reimbursement and help finding housing
  • Menopausal leave
  • Compassionate or bereavement leave
  • Parental leave and support
  • Professional development, world-class workshops on accessibility, diversity, design from international experts
  • Sabbatical, after 5 years, option to take unpaid time for personal projects with 20% of your pay covered 
  • Team social events and activities 
  • Monthly insider expert seminars with renowned creators such as John Carmack, Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider), Warren Spector (Deus Ex), David Brevik (Diablo), Harvey Smith (Dishonored), Josh Sawyer (Pillars of Eternity), and more!
This position is open to remote work, and relocation to the studio in Galway, Ireland is also possible.