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Outsource Artist TSW

  • Role: Outsource Artist TSW
  • 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). However occasional travel to HQ office will be required for key meetings and events.

Do you want to work in the Gaming Industry?

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”.

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

We are looking for a motivated, talented, and self-starting artist to join our Train Sim World team as an Outsource Artist assisting our locomotive and world lead artists. The role is responsible for collation of reference material, creation of design documentation and then the management, feedback and quality control of art created by our external partners. 


  • Managing and providing feedback to external artists through design documentation (i.e., examples of asset production, procedures, and engine requirements), as well as maintenance of a strong creative relationship between external and internal art teams.  
  • Ownership of incoming art assets, providing detailed feedback and approvals to the vendor in order to deliver quality assets to the development team.  
  • Implement approved assets into the game engine, along with making any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and game ready.  
  • Personally create high quality art assets as and when required.  
  • Work closely with the art director, art leads, production team, and development manager to determine outsourcing needs.  
  • Coordination to schedule and track incoming assets.  

What We Look For In You

  • Experience with asset management 
  • Knowledge of the 3D tools (Maya, 3Ds Max, Zbrush) and production pipeline 
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 
  • Experience with outsource management and understanding of the game production design process  
  • Ability to balance impacts of deadlines and resources with style and quality requirements of a title's art direction 
  • Previous experience with outsourcing, managing external vendors or teams, and directing others through written communication 

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 want to work in the Gaming Industry? We want to hear from you!

About Our People


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


Make fabulous stuff

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


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.


Continuously improve

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


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.

"What I enjoy most about working here is the environment, the people, the passion and the software"

Our products

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