Lead Character Artist (Remote Options)
Black Shamrock – Dublin, IE
Black Shamrock is looking for a talented Lead Character Artist to be part of their creative team and work on ambitious Playstation 5, Xbox Series X and PC AAA games in UE5.
Based at their Dublin office, the ideal candidate will have a great aesthetic eye, have strong technical understanding of character creation, have proven leadership and mentoring abilities, be a great communicator and be able to take creative direction from the Art Director and Creative Director.
As a Lead Character Artist, you will…
- Oversee the creation of gorgeous 3D characters for AAA projects, mostly hyper-realistic, but possibly stylised at times
- Follow the project's artistic direction, and ensure unified look and consistent quality
- Ensure all characters are optimised, built in accordance with technical limitations and completed on schedule
- Develop knowledge and expertise within the team while furthering your own performance and skillbase
- Provide mentorship, feedback, and training to others on the team
- Help set up character art best practices and streamline production processes
- Identify project risks and problems and suggest relevant solutions
- Prioritise, plan and organise tasks for you and your team in conjunction with the Producer
- Delegate and assign work to team members and outsource partners using tracking tools such as Jira, Hansoft and Basecamp
- Assist with interviews and performance reviews
- Over 5 years of games industry experience as a Character Artist with at least 1 year in an art leadership role (shipped at least 1 AAA console title)
- An outstanding portfolio demonstrating your character work and a good eye for detail
- Proven leadership, team and people management skills
- Thorough understanding of the game creation process, from concept to launch.
- An in-depth understanding of effective character creation workflows and pipelines
- Expert knowledge in Maya, ZBrush and Substance Painter, Photoshop and PBR pipelines
- Strong knowledge and understanding of anatomy
- International travel may be required as part of the role
Interested in hearing more?
Get in touch with email@example.com or call +44 (0) 1709 834 777