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Lead Character Artist

CloudChamber

 

Cloud Chamber is looking for a Lead Character Artist to channel the energy and talents of our existing character team. We are looking for an artist with a strong understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette. Someone who has an exceptional understanding of anatomy, volume, and caricature. Our Lead Character Artist needs to have a superior eye for contrast, color, and detail in creating textures. Above all else we are looking for a leader who understands the flow of mentoring and supporting a team, while managing the demands of the project as a whole.

 

Job Details:

  • Manage and mentor a team of artists, ensuring that each has clear, actionable tasks, goals, and regular constructive feedback
  • Work closely with Directors to champion and execute the vision of the project
  • Partner with Production to arrange meetings, identify issues, create milestone roadmaps, and continuously improve departmental and interdepartmental communication
  • Create exemplary characters that inhabit our world
  • Educate and inspire your team and set the example for a positive collaborative process
  • Collaborate with other departments to perfect workflows and technologies for an improved content creation processes
  • Troubleshoot technical issues related to character pipelines and performance.
  • Document workflows and establish on-boarding and team training for the character team regarding related tools and processes

 

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Multiple shipped titles, ideally using Unreal or a comparable engine (e.g. Frostbyte, Crytech, idTech, etc.). Experience developing / shipping AAA first person shooters a plus!
  • Previous experience leading a team of character artists on at least one AAA project
  • A background/degree in traditional art and media
  • Experience working within cross discipline strike teams on collaborative assignments
  • Experience structuring and maintaining a thriving development process
  • Ablity to work with tech art and animation to shape a cross discipline pipeline from the ground up
  • A love for research, reference, and documenting your findings to share with the team
  • A deep desire to lead a team, push technological boundaries, and create stunning characters

 

We are Cloud Chamber: a collaborative team of inspired minds who create games together. We strive to make unique, entertaining, and thoughtful game experiences that engage the world.

We believe in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of our thinking.  Our focus on open communication and overall well-being allows each of us to strive for excellence in our work and happiness in our lives.

We’re currently making the next BioShock. Our love for this iconic franchise is what brought us together. The thrill and responsibility of creating the next iteration of such a beloved game is what keeps us going.

If all of this sounds as exciting to you as it is to us we’d love to meet you. Join us in creating worlds that move people.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never use instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews. When emailing prospective employees we only use 2K.com accounts. 

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Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Date found: 2022-11-03

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