Lead Character Artist - nDreams Studio (Hybrid)



We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced Character Artist to join us here at nDreams Studio in Farnborough, working on our upcoming VR game titles.

As a Lead Character Artist you will work alongside the Art Director and be responsible for guiding the Character Team to create fully realised, beautifully crafted characters. You will also help to build and nurture a creative environment that fosters self-improvement and ownership and establish pipelines and processes that empower the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guide the Character Team to create visually stunning characters that capture the look and artistic style of the project, whilst satisfying all technical and design requirements.
  • Inspire and motivate the team, providing mentoring and feedback to maintain high quality art with best practices and workflows.
  • Interpret game design, 2D concepts and reference boards and communicate the vision clearly to the character team.
  • Support production with planning schedules and realistic scoping to deliver character art assets on budget and in a timely manner.
  • Co-ordinate with Design, Engineering, Animation and Technical Art to define efficient character pipelines and problem solving for the technical, performance and memory requirements for various VR platforms.


Who Are We Looking For?

Essential capabilities

  • High proficiency of character content creation software Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter
  • Excellent knowledge of real-time engines (Unreal experience preferred)
  • Strong high and low poly modeling skills and texture/material/shader creation within a PBR pipeline.
  • Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy, proportions and characterization.
  • A strong portfolio of characters, both realistic and stylized.
  • Proactive in seeking out ways to improve process, documentation and workflows.
  • Identify and communicate risks whilst pro-actively seeking areas for improvement and efficiency in the Character Art pipeline.
  • Able to run regular reviews with constructive feedback.
  • Ability to set growth goals for you and your team.


Desired experience

  • 6+ years of AAA Character Art game Development with 2 shipped titles within the console, PC, VR or mobile space.
  • 1+ years’ experience of managing a Character Art team.


Who we are

We are nDreams, a world-leading game developer and publisher with nearly a decade of VR specialism. Combining a drive to push technological boundaries with proven gaming excellence, we are the team who set the standard for VR games with Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, Synapse, Fracked and the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

With our team’s triple-A credentials and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, we’ve got the skillset, processes and creative vision to deliver innovative, high-end games for all VR platforms and genres. If it’s VR gaming, you will find nDreams at the forefront of it.

Our projects continue to advance the present and define the future of VR.

Want to be a part of it? Apply today to join a studio with a state-of-the-art collaborative workflow and diverse talents assembled from world-leading games developers and publishers.

Why nDreams?

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR.  We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.  

We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).


The hybrid role is based out of our HQ in Farnborough, UK, but with a unique Flex+ policy that incorporates flexible working between home and office to promote a healthy work/life balance. The studio is easily accessible and within a commutable distance of London and Guildford.

Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience.

If you think this could be the role for you, we’d love you to get in touch!  Drop us your CV via the link or send us an email to enquiries@ndreams.com.


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