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Lead Character Artist

Playstation

Summary

PlayStation Studios Malaysia is seeking a Lead Character Artist with a minimum of 8+ years of asset production or relevant experience with 5+ years of it being in a lead/senior artist role. The successful candidate will provide direction to character artists for aesthetic and technical considerations, set the tone for character creation with advanced technique, maintain a clear and consistent schedule in conjunction with the Project Manager and Character Art Supervisor, participate in the planning for project environments, monitor the needs of rigging, animation, and design to ensure clean handoff for assets, work with concept team to ensure concepts are at proper production quality, supervise bug distribution and verify bug fixes, communicate with project managers and external vendor managers, and perform other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will have excellent foundation skills, including composition, design, and color theory, the ability to work with detailed concept art or reference art/materials, advanced knowledge of human and animal anatomy, strong traditional painting skills, and the ability to create models and shaders for a range of art directions, from photorealistic to stylized. Strong leadership and mentoring abilities and interpersonal skills are also required. The company is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone to apply.

Job description

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

PlayStation Studios Visual Arts and PlayStation Studios Malaysia are both passionate teams within the PlayStation family, made up of game and film industry professionals from all over the world. 

Always at the cutting edge of technology, the teams work with studios like Naughty Dog, Insomniac, Santa Monica Studios, Guerrilla Games, Bend Studios, SuckerPunch, San Diego Studio, Japan Studios, and more PlayStation first-party teams, providing world-class content development and services to these studios.  

Currently working on PlayStation’s well-known and well-loved franchises, our Character Art team in PlayStation Studios Malaysia is looking for talented, highly-motivated and creative Lead Character Artist to breathe life into the next chapter of in-game and cinematic storytelling. 

Why work when you can play? This is life at PlayStation! 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provides direction to character artists for aesthetic and technical considerations. 
  • Sets the tone for character creation with advanced technique. 
  • Maintains a clear and consistent schedule in conjunction with the Project Manager and Character Art Supervisor. 
  • Participates in the planning for project environments. 
  • Monitors the needs of rigging, animation, and design to ensure clean handoff for assets. 
  • Works with concept team to ensure concepts are at proper production quality. 
  • Supervise bug distribution and verify bug fixes. 
  • Communicate with project managers and external vendor managers. 
  • Other duties may be assigned. 

 

Experiences and Skills: 

  • Minimum 8+ years of asset production or relevant experience with 5+ years of it being in a lead/ senior artist role. 
  • Has worked on at least one AAA title as a team lead. 
  • Experienced in working with external outsource vendors (OS). 
  • Excellent foundations skills, including composition, design, and colour theory.
  • The ability to work with detailed concept art or reference art/ materials. 
  • Advanced knowledge of human and animal anatomy. 
  • Strong traditional painting skills and the ability to create models and shaders for a range of art directions, from photorealistic to stylized. 
  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to find creative solutions for technically challenging tasks. 
  • Experience dealing with scan/photogrammetry data. 
  • Experience using ZBrush and Marvelous Designer. 

 

Additional and Bonus Skills: 

  • Strong foundation skills with the ability to work with detailed or loose concept art, or reference art/ materials. 
  • Advanced understanding of hair creation process. 
  • Advance knowledge in organic and hard surface modelling. 
  • Advanced traditional painting skills. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines under tight schedules. 
  • Willingness to receive directions and work closely with a team. 
  • Experience using MARI, Substance Painter/Designer. 
  • Experience with character rigging and blendshapes. 

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Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

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Location: Malaysia, Petaling Jaya

Country: Malaysia

Date found: 2023-04-29

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