At Electric Square, the worlds we create are crucial to our games and in delivering fantastic experiences to our players. Our portfolio includes ‘Need For Speed Unbound’, Battlefield 2042’, ‘Lords of the Fallen’, with ‘Everywhere’ and more electrifying AAA console games currently in development and even more about to start! Together with 4 studios, 230 people, 8 projects (and our studio dogs!), we offer world-class projects with a unique studio culture to ensure our teams feel empowered and inspired
Electric Square has a brand-new studio in the heart of Brighton with big ambitions and a forward-thinking approach to game development. We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
A Lead Artist at Electric Square
Reports to the Art Director and coordinates with studio leads on art objectives.
Leads the art team making a significant and direct contribution to the creation of AAA art.
Influences the defining look and feel and communicates art style principles to the team.
Leads by example; demonstrates, communicate, and exemplify clear expectations for quality.
Proactively assists in defining art pipelines and best practices against industry benchmarks.
Explores new techniques and technologies to achieve the best possible results.
Works closely with project/studio leadership and client to maintain or establish the artistic vision, art objectives, and ensure the technical and aesthetic standards for the project are met and fit within project timeframes.
Can create visual targets for overall vision to help the direction of the client and establish best practices.
High level of technical understanding of games art creation for consistency of artwork and drive for optimal performance across the game.
High level of understanding of art pipelines across the art disciplines to help solve issues and accelerate workflows.
Manage and mentor a cross discipline art team, developing their careers and assisting in achieving the best possible results.
Responsible for delivering excellent quality artwork at a project level, using cutting-edge processes and maintaining a happy and inspired art crew, on-time and adhering to specified budgets for guaranteed performance.
Seamless coordination with the project leadership team, build a strong relationship with the client to ensure a bulletproof and mutually respectful co-dev relationship.
Continue to improve and develop skills through personal learning and training through work to stay current in the fundamentals.
Reports to the Art Director.
Prior experience as a Principal / Lead with at least one shipped AAA title to your credit at this level
Ideally a First in fine art, computer animation, digital media design or relevant degree
Exceptional portfolio that demonstrates a breadth of ability and traditional drawing skills
Solid understanding of 2D/3D art packages; Maya/Max, Substance, Photoshop, ZBrush etc
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrable time-management and organisational skills
Please let us know if you have:
A passion for video games, art, and commitment to personal development
A creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
Enthusiastic team player, positive and outgoing personality with a can-do attitude
When you join Electric Square, you can expect to enjoy a unique culture whether it’s by participating and relaxing with one of our wellness benefits or discussing the latest games over lunch cooked by one of Brighton's incredible pop-up diners. The Studio knows that it’s when people feel at their best that the best games are made, and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member.
Holidays - 25 days’ annual leave entitlement including studio closure over the Christmas period plus all UK bank holidays.
Bonus Anniversary Holidays - An additional day of annual leave for each year’s anniversary working at Electric Square, up to a maximum of 30 days of annual leave entitlement.
Generous Team Project Bonuses
Company Pension Scheme – Employer contribution matching award winning pension scheme provided by NEST under the UK governments automatic enrolment scheme.
Private Medical Insurance Scheme – Full private medical cover provided by BUPA Healthcare.
Group Income Protection
Health and Well-being Allowance – £50 per month to spend on your choice of a range of health and wellbeing-related activities, ranging from going to the gym, rock climbing, yoga and a lovely massage. It's on us!
Group Life Insurance
Private Dental Insurance Scheme – Full private dental cover provided under our dental plan company scheme.
Visa & Relocation Package - We welcome applications from across the world and support visa sponsorship for qualified employees. We will pay for the visa costs for you and your family. We will also provide you with a relocation allowance.
EAP - Employee Assistance Program that assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their work, health, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Volunteer Time Off ‘Electric Square in the Community’ – Spend one day per year on full pay volunteering for the non-profit organisation of your choice.
Tech Scheme - Over 5,000 products available from to buy over 12 or 24 month payment terms, saving up to 12% on National Insurance.
Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP) - ESPP is an easy way for staff to get involved in entry level company ownership or make a small profit on savings.
CycleScheme – CycleScheme is an employee benefit that saves you 25-39% on a bike and accessories.
Free Electric Square Monthly Friday Lunch – Monthly Friday lunches bought to us by one of many amazing local pop-up diners – all local and organic, meat and vegan recipes. A wonderful way to catch up with everyone on a Friday over a beer or a bottle of kombucha!
Eye-care Vouchers – Free eye tests.
Train Travel Season Ticket Loan – Interest free company loan to spread the cost of an annual season ticket.
Free Awesome Swag – Sleek Electric Square T-shirts and merch, with the iconic Electra symbol emblazoned on the front. New ranges out every season!
Extensive Video Game & Book Library – Borrow a game, a book or even a whole console.
Free locally roasted Coffee & Speciality Teas
Free Cereal Bar – Extensive granola, muesli and breakfast cereal selections.
Exclusive anniversary presents – After your first and third year as an Electron.
Fresh Fruit & Snacks – Provided every day and new suggestions are always welcome!
Electra's Beer, Wine & Kombucha Fridge- A large range of free chilled soft drinks to keep you refreshed throughout the day!
In-house Social Clubs – There are lots of ways to socialise with your colleagues here! From day one you’re invited to join in clubs for D&D fans, board games, bouldering, drawing nights, yoga, cooking club – the list goes on and there is always space open for new members!
Two studios in the heart of Brighton – Electric Square South is right next to the Royal Pavilion in an imposing 1933 building originally called Electric House, Electric Square North is in a contemporary space on the other side of the Royal Pavilion.
Dogs with Jobs - Electric Square is a dog friendly employer. Bring doggo into the studio to meet and hang out with the rest of the team any time! • Personal Trainer Sessions – Free gym sessions with our own Electric Square personal trainer.
Project Wrap Parties, Cinema Nights & Team Nights Out – We work hard together so it’s good to let off steam and spend some time together seeing what the wonderful city of Brighton & Hove has to offer.
Summer Festival – Every year on a hot summer’s afternoon, we all leave work early to enjoy the sun with company organised pop-up diner, cocktail shack, bouncy castle, face painting and other fun amenities. The whole family is invited to spend the day coming to socialise with us, on us :)
Exhibitions & Days Out – If there is an event happening of interest to us, we’ll happily spread the word, pick up the bill and see if any Electrons are up for going – we’re keen to get everyone out seeing what’s going on.