SENIOR CHARACTER ARTIST

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of permanent staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Character Artist who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title on the next generation platforms.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Create industry leading characters that creatively and technically raise the project’s visual bar.
  • Continue to develop the skills of yourself and those around you to maintain a world class quality.
  • Follow-up assigned characters from concept phase to the final stages of the project.
  • Work extensively within the game engine so the quality of characters can be pushed as far as possible through materials, variation and lighting.
  • Be proactive and work together with the rest of departments to maintain world class quality across the board.

Technical Requirements

  • Exceptional level of high-poly modelling in any package of your choice, covering anatomy, cloth and hard surface modelling.
  • Experience of the full Character pipeline including high quality texture creation, normal maps, materials, optimising and profiling.
  • Familiarity with procedural texture packages like Substance Designer.
  • Knowledge about how to achieve photorealistic hair in real-time.
  • Understanding of baking textures, processing maps and physically based rendering.
  • An eye for compelling character design that appeals to the masses.
  • Portfolio to proof that you have the skills we’re after.
  • Experience making realistic AAA characters in any industry (games, VFX, TV…).

Skill Requirements

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Comfortable working in an environment of honest feedback & iterative design.
  • Good eye for details.
  • Be a keen gamer.
  • Proven experience with realistic human characters and creatures.
  • Have the ability to expand on a given style.
  • Very faithful and respectful to the concept art that has been approved.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 150+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab