Lead Character Artist (Remote Options)- Dublin, IE

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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

You'll need…

  • 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 margaret@aswift.com or call +44 (0) 1709 834 777


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