Lead Artist...

SockMonkey are looking for a LEAD ARTIST to work on a number of projects, including licensed IP, and original games. Managing a team of artists, you will work on an exciting range of projects creating player characters, creatures and enemies for a variety of different game types and styles. The ideal candidates are passionate about art and games, work well as part of a team, and looking to join an exciting and growing studio.

Requirements...

At least 5 years of industry experience and 2+ years in a similar or leadership role

A fantastic portfolio of shipped titles

Able to lead a team consisting of both experienced and newly graduated artists

Excellent communication skills

Ability to create and lead new and different styles for new gaming titles, as well as direct existing styles

Ability to sculpt/model and texture both high-resolution and low polygon characters

Ability to produce meshes that have a good structure and are suitable for animation

Ability to work in a variety of styles

Good understanding of anatomy

Ability to create normal-maps using Maya/Max, Zbrush or Mudbox

Ability to map characters with high quality textures utilizing photo manipulation techniques

Excellent knowledge of Max/Maya, Zbrush or Mudbox

Experience with Substance Painter

Experience with shaders

A strong understanding of character design with respect to a target audience with the skills to create iconic characters

Desirable Experience...

At least 2+ years in a similar role

Game engine experience (Unity or Unreal)

Hard Surface modelling experience

Technical art experience

Shaders and material creation ability

Scripting experience

Salary...

Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on experience.

Why work with us...

Flexible Working Hours

Zero Crunch Culture

28 Days Holiday + Extra Christmas Holiday

Vitality Health Insurance

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Pension Scheme

Team Building Events

Free Drinks, Snacks & Refreshments

Cycling, Shopping and Gym Discounts

Staff Growth Plans

Relocation Assistance

Office Pug

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