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Character Art Director

140/4597/139015

Aardvark Swift

Negotiable

London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation

ASAP

18/05/2020

17/07/2020

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No


As the new Character Art Director for CCP London you will help to build a pioneering mobile MMO with an engaging and enduring online world. This role offers the unique opportunity of developing a highly anticipated title for one of the most passionate gaming communities.

Experience working as a Character Art Director is a must. You will utilise your passion, creativity, and technical acumen to build the visual style for all our characters.

Your tasks:

  • Lead, motivate, and inspire a highly creative team of artists. Oversee their work and manage the quality of their output
  • Oversee all external character vendors, create packs and documentation, set expectations, and manage deliverables
  • Manage the procurement and creation of all concept art for characters in line with your vision and in collaboration with the overall vision of the Creative Director. Ensure the output of concept art is suitable for internal work and external vendors
  • Create and oversee all character pipeline workflows including efficient memory management of UVs, textures, and vertices
  • Work with animation and engineering and design to ensure that finished characters meet the technical and design requirements for the game
  • With the Development Manager and Producer, assist in creating a roadmap for development of all character art assets, internal and external
  • With the Development Manager, create a budget for your team including projected headcount, vendor expenses, and hardware and software needs


Your profile:

  • Shipped at least three titles credited as character artist
  • Substantial management experience
  • Proven artistic skills including an understanding of anatomy, sculpting and texturing
  • Advanced fine arts degree a plus
  • Proficient with Max or Maya, Zbrush, and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Substance Painter, Substance Designer, and Marvelous Designer a plus
  • Excellent 3D modelling skills on both hard and soft surfaces, with a proven ability to mentor other 3D character artists
  • Experience developing unique silhouettes for diverse characters
  • Proven experience with current generation PBR texturing workflows
  • Substantial experience building characters for rigging and skinning in preparation for animation
  • Substantial experience with real-time shaders
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 (UE4)
  • Significant experience with sci-fi character assets preferred


What we can offer you:

  • The inspiring challenge of working on pioneering ambitious project with great coworkers
  • An opportunity to learn and grow within an international company
  • A multicultural work environment that encourages growth, creativity and innovation
  • Free lunches, drinks and snacks
  • A family friendly work environment with flexible work hours 
  • Employer contributory pension plan
  • Life Insurance 
  • Private medical and dental insurance 
  • Annual transportation and fitness grant
  • Annual sports grant 

Interested in learning more about this role? Get in touch!



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