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Lead Character Artist

Redhill Games

Redhill Games

Helsinki, Finland
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Art · Helsinki - Finland

Lead Character Artist

Join Redhill Games as our Lead Character Artist! Lead a talented team, shape game visuals, and create unforgettable characters for a AAA project.

Due to growth, we are seeking a talented Lead Character Artist to lead and inspire a creative team of artists, drive innovation, and ensure exceptional character art across all our projects.

Why Redhill?

Founded in 2018, Redhill Games holds a unique position in the Finnish gaming industry. Our studio is dedicated to co-developing leading action-adventure games, setting us apart as a one-of-a-kind presence in Finland. With experienced leadership and an outstanding development team, we offer the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best AAA studios in the industry.

When we look for new team members, we love to see passion, integrity, and team spirit. We value responsibility and character – we are all different but have a common purpose. We respect each other’s talent and contribution. As part of our international team, you'll connect with gamers who share your passion, ensuring there's always someone to play with!

Our HQ is conveniently located in downtown Helsinki, easily accessible via public transportation and providing excellent access to the wide range of services the beautiful capital of Finland offers.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a team of character artists, providing guidance, feedback, and training to ensure their growth and development.
  • Produce high-quality character models, textures, and shaders that meet the artistic and technical requirements of the project.
  • Contributing to the references, concepts, and art direction, while also having the initiative to take the work further independently
  • Optimize character assets for performance while maintaining visual fidelity.
  • Working closely with the team and external partners to ensure that quality is consistent and cohesive
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies in character design and 3D modelling.

Requirements:

  • Shipped a PC/Console title as a Lead Character Artist
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and guide a small team.
  • A strong portfolio showcasing a range of character design and modelling work.
  • Have previously led or managed a character art team
  • 5+ years of experience in AA/AAA game development (PC and/or console)
  • Demonstrated ability in designing and crafting characters
  • You have proficient knowledge of Unreal Engine, Maya / Modo / MudBox / ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter or equivalent package

Additional skills that will help you stand out:

  • Interest and understanding of different art styles
  • You have an excellent understanding of form, shape, structure, and anatomy
  • Strong traditional art skills such as painting, drawing or sculpting

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive healthcare insurance, which includes limited dental coverage.
  • 5 weeks of paid holiday, flexible working hours and commitment to an excellent work-life balance.
  • Competitive salary and an annual profit-sharing scheme.
  • Well-being benefits include lunch, entertainment, and commuting benefits.
  • Start an exciting journey in Helsinki, Finland! We offer a seamless transition with our personalized relocation and integration services.

At Redhill Games, our recruitment, hiring, and retention practices are designed to ensure equal opportunities for all applicants and employees. We celebrate and embrace diversity in our team with representation from over 25 nationalities! We are proud of the different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives that our employees bring to the table, and we firmly believe that building an inclusive work environment is essential for promoting creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

Department
Art
Role
Character
Locations
Helsinki - Finland

Recruitment Process

Any game is a reflection of the talent that creates it. We take great care in selecting the right candidates for the team. We want to talk to you and get to know you. We want you to know your colleagues and lead. Here's how the process usually looks:

Step 1

First, a chat with our recruiter. We’d like to learn more about you, your skills and your aspirations!

Step 2

For some roles, we may ask you to complete a technical test to assess your skills

Step 3

Up next, talking with the Team Lead. We’ll assess what you’d bring to the team and how you would fit in.

Step 4

Then, you’ll meet the rest of the team, to get to know the people you would be working with – and they’ll get to know you.

Step 5

If all has gone well - you will be welcome to join the team! 🎉

We know this may sound like a lot and we fully appreciate the fact that interview processes may be stressful to go through. Rest assured – we’ll do everything we can to make it as smooth, transparent and fast as possible for you.

And please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the process even easier for you!

About Redhill Games

Redhill Games capitalizes on the extensive knowledge of AAA PC and console titles in co-developing some of the world’s leading gaming brands. As an international team of seasoned industry veterans, we strive to create gaming experiences that make a lasting impression on the players.

Founded in 2018
Art · Helsinki - Finland

Lead Character Artist

Join Redhill Games as our Lead Character Artist! Lead a talented team, shape game visuals, and create unforgettable characters for a AAA project.

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