Glasgow, G3, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent
Axis Animation are expanding their team and are looking to hire experienced CHARACTER ARTIST to create amazing work on a full time or ongoing freelance basis working onsite in Glasgow.
This role requires a skilled artist with a broad background creating different types of assets using both hard surface and sculpted techniques. You’ll be a personable, pro-active, self starter who can work with your lead to implement consistent working practice and ensure the standard and quality of the assets are consistently high.
A thorough knowledge of Modelling, Sculpting, Texturing and Shading as well as the ability to troubleshoot technical problems is a must. A good understanding of the asset production pipeline including pre-production, production and post-production is also necessary.
Candidates must be willing and able to work onsite in Glasgow, and have relevant visas in place permitting this, if required, at time of application.
Producing high quality assets suitable for production both technically and artistically
Ability to work to a brief and follow concepts
Working with your lead to solve technical problems
Ensuring assets meet specifications provided by all relevant departments
Liaising with production to manage your time
Working closely with your Lead to identify process improvements/tools to increase department productivity
Accomplished examples of Modelling, Texturing and Shading both hard surface and sculpted assets
Thorough knowledge of Modelling package of your choice is essential
Thorough knowledge of Zbrush and/or Mudbox is essential
Thorough knowledge of Mari and/or Bodypaint 3D or other 3D texturing software is essential
Basic understanding of Lighting and Look Development
Willingness to learn SideFX Houdini workflow
Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other artists to solve production challenges
Proven production experience within a team min. 2 years
Founded in 2000, Axis is an award-winning, international studio of directors, designers, artists, animators, writers and producers that creates content for the biggest names in video games, film, television, commercials and online entertainment.
As a creative team we go out of our way to get under the skin of every project and deliver beyond client expectations. We are passionate about our craft, and we challenge ourselves to leave a lasting impression with every piece of work.
No matter the client, brand, genre or delivery platform, our creative output is distinctive, engaging and entertaining.
Accordingly Axis has won numerous industry accolades, including: a prestigious Cannes Gold Lions Award, New York Festival Awards, D&AD nominations, London International Awards, Promax Awards and a Best Animation BAFTA.
In 2014, Axis were proud to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise, a highly prestigious honour bestowed by Her Majesty The Queen only to businesses that display the highest levels of excellence.