Lead Artist

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
Mainland Europe
Area:
The Netherlands
City:
Amsterdam
Posted:
29-Nov-16
Company:
Force Field VR
Job Ref:

The Lead Artist leads an art team in the development of all aspects of a game’s visual design, including 2D and 3D assets, environments, characters, animation and UI. He or she creates briefings, mood boards, paint-overs, does regular art reviews and creates assets where necessary.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Define the art style of a given title with input from the Art Director and other project stakeholders;
Ensure that all assets created by the art team conform to the style and technical guidelines of the title;
Provide regular reviews and feedback with clear and consistent direction to the art team;
Drive the team to meet project deadlines and milestones;
Inspire, motivate, and mentor other artists in best practices, processes, and procedures;
Demonstrate a high level of creativity and originality in treatment of licensed- and original IP.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

5+ Years of game industry experience;
Multiple shipped game titles as a Lead- or Senior/Supervisor Artist;
Demonstrate knowledge and application of current processes and techniques, including 3D modeling, animation, shaders, lighting and composition;
An excellent understanding of the basic graphic design principles including: concept design, graphic design, animation, environment design, character design, texturing, lighting;
Good written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate difficult and creative concepts in a clear and concise manner; capable of writing art design documentation defining needs;

BONUS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Experience with VR technology;
Experience with creating content for a multitude of devices (phones, tablets, pc’s, consoles);
Strong illustration and painting skills;
Knowledge of Unity and/or UnrealEngine4 game engines.

ABOUT YOU:

You are creative and have strong communication skills, passionate about games, and have in-depth experience of the tools of the trade and production pipelines;
You are an inspiring, motivating team leader and mentor, driving the team to meet project quality levels and deadlines;
Ideally you have 5+ years industry experience with at least 2 in a managerial art position and shipped a couple of games.

WE OFFER:

Working in a creative and quality driven environment with enthusiastic colleagues;
A great spot to learn and share knowledge;
Benefits according to experience and job;
A healthy work-life balance;
Studio location in the heart of Amsterdam.

Contact Details:
Force Field VR
Tel: 0636539956
Contact: Maartje Snieders
Email:

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