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Lead Artist

  • Role: Lead Artist
  • Team: Development
  • Location: UK Remote / Office Based, Chatham

The Role

Our people can be based “where they do their best work” from either our HQ or from their home (UK based only / VISA sponsorship available). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

Do you have the desire, vision and the ability to recreate and simulate the world of fishing? Come and join us at Dovetail Games! 

We are looking for a Lead Artist to have the drive the quality, technical excellence and artistic vision of Dovetail Games fishing games! Working closely with both the Executive Producer and Art Director, the successful candidate will be set the visual bar and steer the development of the product. 

At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, craft breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”. 

We are situated in a river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as Next Generation platforms, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X 

Responsibilities

  • Define the visual quality targets for the team to achieve.
  • Define & assist in the implementation of class leading tools and technology in conjunction with the Technical Artist and engineering team.
  • Effectively communicate with other members of the team this includes the Lead Programmer, Development Manager and Director of Product Development.
  • Manage and mentor the team in the use of key software packages and best practices.
  • Create high quality art assets in game.
  • Co-ordinate tasks and resource allocation with the Executive Producer.
  • Set art schedules and track progress with the Development Manager.

What We Look For In You

  • 5 years plus in the gaming industry
  • Shipped at least 1 AAA title in a Lead position
  • Excellent professional knowledge of Unreal Engine 4
  • Knowledge of Houdini beneficial
  • Expert with 3D Studio Max, Maya and other industry standard art tools.
  • Ability to create art assets to a high standard
  • Experience in the management and mentoring of a team of artists
  • Good understanding of CG techniques and technologies

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

  • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
  • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
  • We have an industry leading work-life balance
  • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • My Rewards benefits package including health cash plan, cycle to work, eyecare and tech
  • Free parking
  • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
  • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
  • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising.

Do you have the desire, vision and ability to recreate and simulate the world of fishing? Apply now!

About Our People

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By Enthusiasts... For Enthusiasts

We are growing fast and we have big ambitions to lead the way at the pinnacle of innovation. We are looking for individuals with the energy, drive and skill to craft a new generation of entertainment, across a multitude of gaming platforms. We would love to speak with talented people who take pride in a job well done and thrive in a positive environment, where ideas are celebrated, and everyone has a voice.

Our Values

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Make fabulous stuff

We are passionate about crafting high quality simulations that excite and engage both experienced and new players.

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Enhance life

Our aim is to make software that enhances life. We don’t make games that are addictive, promote gambling, glorify violence or are discriminatory in any way. We would rather celebrate the human condition than devalue it.

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Continuously improve

We work as one team, communicating frequently, openly and honestly in the knowledge that when we work together great things happen.

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Walk tall

We are proud of who we are, and the entertainment we deliver to our customers around the world. We don’t work for Dovetail Games – we ARE Dovetail Games.

"I'm surrounded by talented people who all strive to improve what they produce. That common drive for improvement bonds us as a team."

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