SENIOR CHARACTER ARTIST

Fabrik Games is looking for a highly-skilled, both creatively and technically, Senior Character Artist to join our team and work on an exciting AAA project. You are an exceptional artist, communicator and organizer and you will be responsible for managing art production, collaborating with other artists and participating in reviewing art content production towards AAA delivery. You will be an accomplished production-focused artist with a proven track record in the game industry. To accomplish this you will work closely with the Art Director, art team and producers to meet deadlines and achieve the product vision. As part of the character team, you will work with concept artists, animators, designers and engineers to create characters, creatures and weapons for our world. The ideal candidate understands that character work does not end in ZBrush, and can texture, model and optimize just as well as they can sculpt. We hire people that collaborate well with equally passionate developers and share our love for games.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Your portfolio reflects your experience and love for creating vibrant characters

  • You have a strong understanding of form, anatomy, and colour, but know how to break the rules to establish a unique look

  • You strive for excellence, with a flair for both the aesthetic and the technical

  • You pride yourself on your ability to give and receive constructive feedback and build a positive team experience for everyone

  • You understand character movement and how that impacts the modelling process

  • You are well-versed in modern tools and techniques for creating optimized and textured game-ready content

  • You feel at home collaborating and communicating across disciplines to ensure your characters meet the needs of the entire project

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 is a plus but isn't required

  • Establish a technically sound art pipeline that ensures assets meet the criteria for games production

  • Document art processes and establish a good working practice

  • Collaborate and communicate daily and weekly with Leads across all disciplines

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced skills in Maya, ZBrush, Substance, Marvelous Designer, Photoshop

  • Experience with character and creature anatomy

  • Playtest the game with the team to see how the characters are being implemented and to give general notes on the game

  • Ability to review a character and give concise feedback through quick draw-overs or written documentation

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Well organised and autonomous

  • Should have at least 5 years’ industry experience and worked on 2 x shipped games in a character artist role position

  • Experience shipping AAA or indie titles is a plus

NICE TO HAVE

  • Good knowledge of skinning, rigging and basic animation

  • Traditional art skills are a plus, such as life drawing, illustration, sculpting, etc…

  • Actively seeks out new tools and processes

  • Conceptual design ability is a plus

  • Experience working with external art vendors for management and communication

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Flexible working hours

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays

  • Remote working

SUMMARY

  • Title - Senior Character Artist

  • Salary - Negotiable

  • Employment contract - Permanent 

  • Hours - Full time (37.5 hours)

  • Location - Remote (UK only)

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this role please send a cover letter, CV & any relevant portfolio work to jobs@fabrikgames.com

Fabrik Games is working directly with pre-approved recruitment agencies, and as such we will only accept CV's and portfolio from direct applicants or applicants provided by the pre-approved agencies.

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