Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 230 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio in Nottingham has recently opened with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.
Since our inception in 2003 we have had a had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.
Our most recent successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3) and Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform). We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) and Dead Island 2 (multi-platform) plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.
2016 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.
Role and Purpose
We are looking for an extremely talented and highly motivated Lead Artist to take on one of our AAA titles. Successful applicants must have experience of leading teams and have completed several AAA published titles.
-Directly responsible for delivering all aspects the art on a new AAA project
-Required to push the visual quality and standards to the highest level
-Take a key role in defining the art in a brand new AAA title
-Supervise all the various art disciplines
-Assist production with estimates and scheduling
-Assist and report directly to the Art Director
Skills Experience and Qualifications
-Broad knowledge of Art production on AAA games
-Expert knowledge of 3D pipelines and asset management
-Comprehensive communication and planning skills
-Must have completed several AAA titles, preferably at least one as Lead Artist or similar role.
What We Offer
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendry annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.