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Character Artist Hot Job


Dovetail Games


Chatham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Job description

Want to work for a growing studio where you will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games and new projects?

Dovetail Games are committed to promoting diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence, and talent regardless of any protected characteristics. At the individuals request, all roles will be considered for part time, term time only and job shares.

With a huge emphasis on our culture and wellbeing you'll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported. We have an industry leading work life balance and flexible working is offered from day one! Want to work fully UK based remote as that's where you do your best work? That is fine by us, though certain roles will require a more hybrid style with time in the office. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship on this role, so applications that require a visa will not be considered.

Our studio is situated in a river-front building in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5 and Xbox One and Series S/X

We are looking for a Character Artist to join the team. You will work with the team to create high quality game characters (human and animal) for our current and future simulations and their downloadable content. You should be able to show a strong portfolio of quality 2D and 3D character artwork with a good understanding of asset creation for games.

You must have had a least 3 years professional experience working as a Character Artist within the games industry to be considered for this role.

Job requirements

Main Responsibilities

  • Creation of high-quality game assets using Maya, 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Substance.
  • Concepting and creating high quality human and non-human characters suitable for our simulation games.
  • Creating and maintaining Unreal Engine 4 game assets and content using in-house development tools.
  • Working as part of a team to resolve character design and gameplay issues as they emerge.
  • Co-ordinate with the Lead Artists to create realistic task estimates and timescales.
  • Assisting other 3D artists with creation of game assets when required.
  • Critically review artwork produced for the product at each stage of development.
  • Iteratively balance and fine tune game play elements.
  • Maintain and update the character rig when required
  • Maintain and update documentation of the Character Art pipeline

Person Specifications
  • An understanding of good topology to ensure the best deformation.
  • The ability to rig and skin a character
  • Experience with character creation systems
  • Previous experience with Marvelous Designer is beneficial
  • Mesh building with great care taken to reproduce source material / concept but which are light on resources and performance.
  • Able to create textures and materials in Substance/Quixel and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Previous experience with Substance or Quixel is beneficial.
  • An open attitude to critical feedback and understanding and application of the required art direction.
  • Good time management skills and ability to organise your current workload.
  • Work with the other team members to ensure realistic simulations are created.
  • Must be self-motivated, a good communicator and have a positive attitude.
  • A great knowledge of and passion for games and an excellent understanding of what makes them work.

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