Render Artist – Racing
Art & Animation (Birmingham-UK, London-UK)
At NaturalMotion, we make games that wow people. We innovate to create experiences that previously were impossible and that would not exist without us. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. For the past four years NaturalMotion Studios have been named as one of the Best Places to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.
Our Racing Studio - responsible for the CSR Racing franchise and the #1 Racing Game on Mobile CSR2 - is one of the most ambitious, successful, and creatively inclusive studios in the UK. Based across three locations – London, Birmingham and Bangalore - the team loves welcoming diverse, humble, straightforward and ambitious talent, aspiring for award-winning excellence. People who want to find a place where they will be supported and encouraged to do the best work of their career.
Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.
Working within the Racing Concept Art Team, the Render Artist is responsible for supporting the Visual Direction through the delivery of rendered concepts that can also be used across marketing marketing
Key Roles & Responsibilities
- Ultimately responsible for providing rendered artwork for the project. This will be a combination of producing game rendered assets and concept art for vision setting on RnD projects and future opportunities
- They will produce a broad spectrum of concept work that helps define the overall Art direction based on the VP of Arts requirements.
- They will provide world leading quality artwork that can be utilised across Marketing opportunities.
Required Experience & Skills
- Has experience of producing rendered artwork and concept art
- Has previously worked on games and is familiar with working on game assets
- Is skilled in using 3D rendering software and adobe suite applications
- Can demonstrate a strong understanding of colour theory and lighting fundamentals in the work they produce
Desirable Experience & Skills
- Has experience of using game engines
- Can inspire peers to push limits of what could be achieved through concept art techniques
- Has experience of mentoring and supporting other artists
What do we offer?
- Competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus scheme, Zynga stock allocation and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Contributory pension scheme
- 25 days holiday, plus public holidays and Christmas shutdown
- Private medical care, dental and healthcare cash plan
- Life insurance, critical illness insurance and income protection
- 6 months fully paid maternity leave or 3 months fully paid paternity leave
- Discounted gym membership and free weekly (virtual) fitness classes
- Annual season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme
- Flexible working hours
- Summer and Christmas parties
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