Lead Character Artist [Assassin's Creed VR] (431)

Jun 28, 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

As a lead Character Artist you will lead, mobilise and develop an art team within a collaborative multi-discipline environment; define and track the schedule for the team, manage and mentor team members, and be a key player in the artistic style of the project.

As a Leader you will:

  • Build an effective team to ensure it is fully resourced, a manageable size and a good mix of levels and foster the team player culture;
  • Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team members all year long;
  • Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results;
  • Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development;
  • Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision;
  • Navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;
  • Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;
  • Be inclusive, supportive, flexible and care about people;

What else will you do?

  • Support the Art Director by executing on the creative vision and with the creation of an Art Bible and Style guild;
  • Ensure the best-in-class art in accordance with the project\'s artistic direction and production timelines;
  • Be the main contact for Characters with the project and its partners;
  • Cultivate the team with timely feedback, growth and development and training opportunities;
  • Work in close liaison with all disciplines fostering synergies between departments and individuals;
  • Conduct performance reviews and participate in interviews and ensure proper staffing and team make up;
  • Identify and set up the best workflow and pipeline practices;
  • Find resourceful solutions to any problems encountered;
  • Work with your respective Production representative to help inform planning, schedules, and strategies by levering the knowledge you hold in your specialist area;
  • Conduct any ad-hoc tasks when required.

What will you bring?

  • Good knowledge of Physical Based Rendering and lighting;  
  • In-depth understanding of human and animal anatomy;
  • Strong knowledge of 3d modelling, topology, clothing creation, texturing, sculpting, and LOD creation;
  • Strong emotional intelligence;
  • Ability to adopt and effectively communicate using different styles when working with team members across the world with various cultural backgrounds;
  • Good knowledge of scheduling and team tracking software and techniques;
  • Exemplary written, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong leadership, team building and people management skills.

Benefits & Relocation

We’re offering flexible working with some remote work available, 25 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown (usually 3 days), private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and excellent relocation support, should you need it!

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