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Lead Artist - Studio Elevation (Remote within UK)

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Description

Elevation will re-establish the boundaries of VR. We’re looking for a talented Lead Artist to help us explore, create, and deliver world-leading innovation in software and VR hardware. Become one of the founding members of Elevation, pathfinding a remote first studio, crafting a new generation of VR development and bringing core VR games to fruition.

As the Lead Artist, you will be responsible for guiding and mentoring a diverse team of artists capable of creating genre-leading titles. You will be driving high levels of artistic endeavour, technical rendering prowess, at a high quality throughout your team. You will help establish and drive the implementation process that empowers, discovers, and refines intuitive, aspirational, and awe-inspiring games.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Art Director to bring a creative vision into real-time fruition
  • Refine and build upon your teams’ skills & strengths to deliver the highest quality content
  • Establish and ensure a creative, clear methodology and process that your team can utilize, and flourish within.
  • Ensure and evolve creative & positive cross-discipline collaboration in a remote setting
  • Become an evangelist for VR sensibilities, the artistic possibilities, and innovations
  • Support an agile, fail-fast methodology when discovering and exploring gameplay content
  • Forge our products and studios artistic, technical, and rendering innovations, whilst balancing creativity with commercial pragmatism.
  • Have hands-on asset creation expertise, leading by example when required.
  • Be a positive behavioural and mental role model for the team and studio.
  • Create a healthy working environment, ensuring positive scenarios of success for your team.

Requirements

Essential capabilities:

  • 5 years of professional game development experience, with a minimum of 3 shipped titles including at least 1 current generation console title
  • The ability to understand, articulate and deliver on an artistic vision.
  • Proven track record of hands-on art creation / sub-team leadership and achievements
  • A varied approach and portfolio to rendering and artistic endeavour
  • Effective and positive critiquing & articulation of artistic successes and shortfalls
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of real-time game engines, tools, pipelines, optimization, and cross platform development
  • A committed team player, recognizing the importance and value of people within a technology environment

Desired experience:

  • Experience of VR game development
  • A broad and varied exposure to the multiple sub-disciplines across the team: UI, Environment, Animation, Character etc.
  • Good technical aptitude and rendering knowledge to help mitigate creative direction and performance issues
  • Confidence in outlining implementation strategy and process whilst communicating effective time boxes for desired finishes and results.
  • A willingness to ‘muck in’ at any operational level to get the job done
  • Approachable and light-hearted, with a good sense of fun and a positive mental attitude
  • Experience or an in-depth knowledge of Unreal 4 / 5 is beneficial.

Benefits

Who are we?

nDreams Studio Elevation is bringing the evolution of VR development to core gamers.

This is an all-new studio seeded by the creative talent that brought you the innovative, genre-defining award-winning VR title Phantom: Covert Ops.

We are looking for exceptional talent to help pave the way forward with fresh innovation for the next generation of VR hardware and software.

Why nDreams Elevation?

This is the opportunity to build upon an already proven, world-class foundation of VR expertise, to further shape and mould a new way of working, that continues to deliver and innovate for the next generation of core VR games.

We are a remote-first studio, with all the perks that come with it. Work from anywhere to help us push the boundaries of VR, with cutting-edge technology and the support of our established VR expertise from the wider nDreams group.

Rapidly growing to support a variety of genres, nDreams is one of the world’s leading developers/publishers focused on VR games, creating multiple studios dedicated to making the best games out there.

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