We are looking for an experienced, passionate and ambitious Lead Character Artist to join our studio in Frankfurt, Germany. Responsibilities
Lead character art team on a large franchise
Mentor and help team members to grow and excel within their roles
Keep a healthy and positive working environment
Maintain the original vision of the game
All aspect of character creation and integration in a PBR pipeline
Maintain the high quality bar expected from Crytek products
Keep a good relationship and information flow between connected departments
Ensure that all aspects of art production are completed on a timely basis to a high standard
Work closely with character Art Director and Game Director to support the game vision
Define work processes together with the Art and Project Managers
Help prototype new technologies on the given platforms
Work together with our Research and Development department to improve workflow
5 years professional production experience with various released titles
Evidence of being a leader or role model, within their trade, at a team level and with the necessary management skills to run a team on a day-to-day basis
Excellent communication skills
Passionate about their craft and an avid gamer
Demonstrable history of actively supporting art direction and remaining faithful to a project’s art direction
Technically minded and capable of pushing technologies supporting current and future character pipelines
The ability to create photorealistic game assets based on photo references or concept art and transfers them within the constraint of real time game engine.
Knowledge of major software packages (3dsmax, Maya, Substance, Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, etc )
A portfolio that demonstrates the following :
Strong knowledge of anatomy and form
Keen eye for detail and realism
Strong cloth modeling skills, using Marvelous Designer and latest techniques in the field
High poly models and their game ready conversion including photorealistic heads and hair
Strong texturing skills for PBR pipeline
Knowledge of hard surface modeling pipelines
Strong artistic background, with examples of traditional work (drawings, sculpting ) being a plus
Willingness to relocate to Frankfurt, Germany
Experience with outsourcing pipeline and feedback loop
Knowledge and practical use of Cryengine and Xgen
What you can expect from us
A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
Working with cutting edge technology.
Flexible work time.
Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24 / 7.
Free onsite German lessons for our employees and partners / spouses.
Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
Support with your first accommodation and help in finding a private apartment....and many more!