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(Closed) Character Artist - Fishing

4 months ago by Dovetail Games

Chatham, UK

Job Level: Junior

Contract: Full Time

Sectors: Art & Animation, Model Art

Overview

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.

We recently moved into a brand new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

W e are looking for a Character Artist to join the Fishing Teams. You will work with the team to create high quality game characters (human and animal) for our current and future simulations and their downloadable content. You should be able to show a strong portfolio of quality 2D and 3D character artwork with a good understanding of asset creation for games.

Responsibilities

Creation of high-qualitygame assets using Maya, 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Substance.Concepting and creating high quality human and non-human characters suitable for our simulation gamesCreating and maintaining Unreal Engine 4 game assets and content using in-house development toolsWorking as part of a team to resolve character design and gameplay issues as they emergeCo-ordinate with the Lead Artist sto create realistic task estimates and timescalesAssisting other 3D artists with creation of game assets when requiredCritically review artwork produced for the product at each stage of developmentIteratively balance and fine tune game play elements
Person Specifications


An understanding and ability to rig and articulate a character, taking into account how topology can influence deformationMesh building with great care taken to reproduce source material / concept but which are light on resources and performanceAble to create textures and materials in Substance/Quixel andAdobe PhotoshopPrevious experience with ZBrush is beneficialPrevious experience with Substance or Quixel is beneficialAn open attitude to critical feedback and understanding and application of the required art directionGood time management skills and ability to organise your current workloadWork with the other team members to ensure realistic simulations are createdMust be self-motivated, a good communicator and have a positive attitudeA great knowledge of and passion for games and an excellent understanding of what makes them work
About Dovetail Games


We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our gamesYou'll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supportedWe have an industry leading work-life balanceWe are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technologyCompetitive salary and benefitsPension schemeEye-care vouchersFree parkingFree fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantryAccess to funded fitness events and health checks.Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.
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