Lead Character Artist - New IP

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

The team behind the multi-award-winning ALIEN: Isolation, fresh from developing Halo Wars 2 with Microsoft and 343 industries, are looking for more world-class talent to join the team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, accomplished Character Artist to make their mark on the new, undisclosed IP from Creative Assembly’s multi-award-winning team.

The Lead Character Artist will lead an established team, creating AAA characters and supporting character assets.

Key Responsibilities

As the Lead Character Artist for the project, you will have significant experience of leading, mentoring and nurturing the developing other artists.

As well as managing the Character team, conducting regular reviews and overseeing their career development, you will be responsible for the creation of all character content, playable and non-playable characters and their equipment.

Communication is critical to the success of this role. You will be proactive in communicating progress, steering your team and solving problems. You will also be working closely with Animation and Concept Art to produce high fidelity, believable, AAA characters.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Exceptional Artistic ability
  • Excellent comprehension of human anatomy
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing other artists
  • Ability to communicate effectively in across the team
  • Developed understanding of contemporary workflows and processes
  • Willingness to engage with and master proprietary tools and systems
  • Demonstrable hard-surface and organic modelling ability
  • Expert knowledge of 3DS Max/Maya
  • Expert knowledge of Zbrush
  • A practical, working knowledge of Substance Painter or Designer
  • Excellent comprehension of PBR
  • Two or more published AAA titles in a Character Art capacity 


  • Proficiency with off-line and real-time rendering packages
  • Experience with Marvelous Designer
  • Traditional Art skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.