Senior Character Artist

Posted 21 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios are looking for a Senior Character Artist to join their character art team and work on the highly anticipated, next instalment of the AAA Dead Island franchise.

As a studio Deep Silver prioritise visual quality and their character art team strive to set the highest possible benchmarks in realism, this is where you come in, helping them push visual quality to the next level as you create photorealistic character art assets.

Your responsibilities…
  • Create outstanding photorealistic character art assets under the direction of the Lead Character Artist and Art Director
  • Work closely with other members of the character art team to ensure consistently high quality
  • Prototype new ideas and technologies
  • Create documentation and technical guides
  • Occasionally work with the Concept Art and Animation teams to help ensure the quality of character production throughout the art pipeline
  • Occasionally work with the Core Technology team to help develop character tech and improve workflow

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Ability to create high quality game characters
  • Understanding of the game art pipeline and non-destructive, iterative workflow
  • Excellent organisation, communication, and interpersonal skill
  • Comfortable receiving and appropriately responding to feedback from colleagues, leads and directors
  • A desire to continue to learn and improve your own skills; and help other team members to do the same

Non-essential but desirable experience…
  • 3+ years of video game development experience
  • Use aesthetic judgement to evaluate, interpret, and contribute to character concepts
  • Previous experience of Unreal Engine

For this role, your portfolio should include…
  • Character art in a realistic art style suitable for the current generation of platforms
  • Good modelling, texturing, UV layout, PBR materials
  • Well executed anatomy, clothing, human faces, hair
  • Keen eye for detail, realism, composition, and colour

Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation assistance
  • Funded learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Gym membership and cycle to work scheme
  • Free financial advice and an employee referral bonus scheme
  • Support and encouragement to participate in outreach opportunities
  • Quarterly company funded team building events and social activities
  • Peer nominated SuperStar of the month award

Deep Silver Dambuster have fostered a creative and collaborative work environment with genuine opportunities to progress within the studio, within which their experienced, passionate, and diverse team develop AAA titles using Cutting edge tech all from a vibrant, modern, and well-serviced city-centre studio!