Concept Artist / Matte Painter

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
UK
Area:
South East UK
City:
London
Posted:
20-Apr-17
Company:
Splash Damage
Job Ref:

About Splash Damage

Splash Damage is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and we're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. Last year, we launched our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb on PC and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One. We’re currently working on Gears of War 4 and several other high-profile projects on PC and console. We’re looking for talented artists to help make them great!

The Role

We are looking for a talented Matte Painter with a strong sense of design and an interest in concept art to add to our team, to help us achieve the quality we strive for on our current and upcoming titles. Working closely with our Leads, you will be tasked with developing matte paintings for environments by developing ideas and compositions through to finished and polished assets for in-game use to bring more detail and expand the story of our environments. You will also have the chance to work on conceptual ideas and designs and bring those from an initial concept stages through to realised designs and finished production illustrations.

You should be experienced with designing environments and the process of creating matte paintings for production purposes and you should have a strong understanding of form, function, perspective, light and design.

Create high quality photo-realistic matte paintings, using tools like Maya, 3DS Max, World Machine, Photoshop and UE4
Develop high quality production concepts by painting in Photoshop
Iterate on ideas using quick sketches and thumbnails
Work with the Art Director and Art Team to create and maintain high quality visual designs
Collaborate with the design team to solve problems where art and design meet

Essential Skills and Experience

Good knowledge of Matte Painting production and required software
Ability to create a consistent and efficient workflow for matte painting
Great artistic skills and demonstrable application of colour and light in painting
Strong sense of design and composition and a good eye for detail and scale
Good communication ability to receive and provide clear feedback
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Passion for game development

Desirable Skills and Experience

Strong traditional artistic skills
Proficiency with 3D Software
Working knowledge of UE4
Knowledge of Vue software is a plus
Knowledge of World Machine is a plus

Perks & Benefits

Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits:

- Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
- Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children
- Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution
- Complimentary gym membership
- Free eye tests + discounted glasses
- Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
- Brand new state of the art office
- Life drawing classes, and massage allowance
- Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Employee assistance program
- Referral fee

Studio Culture

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We also regularly get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.

Contact Details:
Splash Damage
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Contact: jobs@splashdamage.com
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