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Senior Character Artist - Leamington Spa, UK

Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Art
Salary Negotiable
Location Other

My client is seeking a Senior Character Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters needed to realise the vision for an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

 

As Senior Character Artist you'll also have experience in the technical aspects of your craft, including materials, asset optimisation and the creation of meshes with clean and functional topology, as well as being comfortable communicating with technical departments.

 

You'll of course be familiar with industry standard software packages such as 3DSMax or Maya, as well as having extensive experience with Mudbox or ZBrush. Your knowledge of human anatomy will be well developed, and you'll have a good level of understanding on best practices to suit animation and engine requirements.

 

SKILLS SUMMARY:

· Minimum of 3 years experience of working on published AAA titles on current-gen consoles with at least a AAA title released

· An strong understanding of technical considerations for character creation

· Strong knowledge with latest version of Zbrush or Mudbox

· Good understanding of current generation production workflows in relation to character art production

· Strong understanding of human anatomy and it's proportions

· Strong understanding of creating meshes with very clean topology for deformation

· Able to communicate with technical team members

· A strong portfolio demonstrating your in-game character art work to very high standards

· A self-motivated team player, with good communication skills

· Good understanding of clothes creation software such as Marvellous Designer

· Good knowledge of textures creation packages such as substance Designer and substance Painter

· Good traditional art foundation

 

DESIRABLE SKILLS:

· Experience with cloth simulation setup

· Experience with blendshape creation workflows

 

Why Should You Apply:

Along with the chance to work on brand new, highly anticipated projects you'll receive, highly competitive salaries, plus a contributory pension scheme, private health care, and a childcare vouchers scheme. They operate flexible working hours, and all staff receive 25 days annual leave per year, plus statutory holidays. In addition to holiday allowance, all new staff benefit from two Duvet Days per year, which can be taken at short notice, and will accrue an additional Duvet Day for each year of service, up to a maximum of five.

For more information about this role contact +44 (0)1709 834777 or email danny.b@aswift.com.