Sheffield, United Kingdom
Art and Animation
Permanent | Full Time
We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we've built and contributed to some of the world's best-loved game franchises.
It's an exciting time to be part of Sumo , winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio ; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
Undergraduate Placement Artist 2020/21
Are you currently in your second year at University and keen to work on development of one of our games?
Sumo Digital are delighted to announce the return of our paid Game Art/Animation Undergraduate Placement scheme for the academic year 2020/21.
The scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for talented students to spend a year working as Artists on our live projects, a great chance to improve your skills on a real project. We highly value the contribution that exceptional, undergraduate talent bring to our studio, many of our placement students have returned to work for us permanently after graduation.
Sumo's Art Placement scheme is open to Artists at any university, we'd love to hear from exceptional artists in a variety of areas - Environment, Lighting, Technical Art, VFX, Character and Animation.
To be considered for this role, applicants must have a passion for video game art and should be working towards a 2:1 classification and above in their studies and should be able to provide an exceptional portfolio showcasing their digital and traditional art skills.
There are opportunities at our Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, Leamington Spa and Brighton studios. Please state clearly on your application the start and end dates required for your placement and the locations you are interested in.
To apply, please upload your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Sumo and what makes you a good artist. It is essential that you provide a portfolio of your work for our hiring managers to review.
What we Offer:
Sumo Digital continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003.
We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.
We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out-of-office events such as our legendary annual Sumo 'Big Day Out', plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.
Sheffield itself offers all the benefits of a big city with a village attitude. Renowned for its friendly inhabitants and green spaces, Sheffield is a phenomenal place to live and work whether you're just starting out in your career, or if you're looking to establish roots and family. The city includes world-class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping and restaurants, and a third of the city lies inside the stunning Peak District National Park, offering easy access to incredible recreation and history.
Our Sheffield studio is adjacent to the Meadowhall shopping centre and its rail, tram and bus links and to the M1 motorway, making for an easy commute from places like Leeds and Nottingham.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built on every team member having the opportunity to shine and have real, meaningful input into the games that we create. We pride ourselves on our positive atmosphere and sociable team who regularly partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime and after-work clubs, and charity fundraising events.
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