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Lead Artist – Germany – Relocation Support – Video Games

OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Art
Salary DOE
Location Germany

Job Title: Lead Artist

Location: Germany

Salary: Depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent

Project: AAA Open World Game


My client is currently working on several titles including an open-world title done in Unreal Engine 4 with realistic visuals and an exciting platform game. As a Lead Artist you will work on upcoming high-quality projects with Unreal Engine, leading a team of 3d artists/level artists and managing the outsourcing of 3d assets. You would be part of the 3d art-team, reporting directly to the technical art director.



Shipped at least 1 title as a lead 3d artist + shipped 3 or more games as 3d artist/level artist.
Numerous years’ experience at a game studio working as a senior 3d artist.
Team management experience, able to give feedbacks on respect of style/quality and technical constraints.
Able to work on different visual styles from Realistic to stylized.
Knowledge of technical constraints related to 3d real time engines.
Hard surface modeling, ability to create hard surface props.
Ability to dress beautiful levels or areas of open world games.
Able to sculpt organic shapes.
High poly, low poly baking workflow creation
Creating efficient Mapping, minimizing seams and distortion
Proficient in Zbrush, 3DS Max, Substance Painter, Photoshop.
Self-motivated, technical problem solver.



Manage outsourcing of 3d assets (props/vehicles/weapons/buildings…), giving feedback and constraints to the outsourcing partners.
Lead and give feedback to a team of 3d artists concerning 3d asset creation as much as level/open world dressing.
Communicate/coordinate with other department leads.
Sculpting, Lowpoly Modeling, Mapping, Texturing (PBR workflow).
Dress levels or areas of an open world.



Experience with Substance designer, World machine, Marvelous designer, Speedtree.
Character creation experience.
Experience with Unreal Engine 4.
Having notions of lighting.



Flexible working hours
28 days of holiday
A great team environment in an open culture where your opinion and input is welcome and considered, beyond your dedicated task.


Sounds good? Then send your CV and portfolio today!



The salary bracket is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer.  Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.