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Description
Atomhawk is looking for talented, experienced, and passionate a Senior Environment Concept Artist to join our team in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada!
As a member of the Atomhawk art team, you’ll get to work on a wide variety of unannounced AAA video game projects for some of the biggest developers and publishers in the industry, showcasing your environment concept skills and creativity across different genres and art styles – from realistic to stylized. What we’d love to see from you is an eye-catching portfolio that demonstrates your ability and experience designing and developing industry-quality environment artwork. We want to see all of it – from initial idea-generating sketches all the way through to rendered, finished pieces.
Atomhawk is incredibly proud to have an industry leading team producing top tier art and design across all stages of the development life cycle, for leading brands that include WB Games, Xbox Game Studios, 2K, EA, and many more. If the thought of joining a supportive and passionate team that helps shape the games of tomorrow has you excited, then we encourage you to apply now!
Please note: These roles are located in Vancouver, BC and we are ideally looking to recruit a candidate who has the necessary visas and right to work in this location. Fully remote applications will also be considered on the basis that candidates are able to work with us on the PST time zone.
Portfolio Requirements
Please download and read our portfolio guide , which provides detailed guidance on what we look for in artist portfolios. Download the guide from http://atomhawk.com/s/Atomhawk_Portfolio_Guide.pdf

Responsibilities:

  • Produce high-quality Environment pieces as per Atomhawk quality and client specifications.
  • Work with other Artists to innovate and develop your own Environment Concept skills as a developing Artist.
  • Support and mentor more Junior Environment Artists in the team.
  • Support with goal setting, help define process, review progress and ensure the consistent delivery of AAA artwork to schedule.
  • Design and develop environments for a variety of different video game projects (different genres, different art styles).
  • Use your creativity to showcase strong idea generation in the early stages of the environment design process.
  • Deliver a sense of style and personality to your environments that are appealing to the target audience.
  • Design and develop props for your environments that help bring them to life and tell a story.
  • Produce highly rendered, polished environment art for concepts, marketing, box art etc.

We look for the following things in people who want to join our team:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of artwork that is well presented and defined from sketch through to final polish. You can see examples of our finished work on our website.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function.
  • Technical skill – Fluency in Photoshop and an understanding of complimentary software and tools.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and depth.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
Description
2D and 3D skills are highly desirable for this position.
Atomhawk is looking for a talented, experienced, and passionate Principal Character Concept Artist to join our team in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada!
Principal Concept Artists are responsible for leading teams to create concepts in a broad range of styles in accordance with the requirements of each project/client. The role involves creating artwork and design at all stages of the development cycle, including concept and idea generation, fast sketching (including storyboards), colour/light studies and polished illustration work, as well as providing team management and feedback. The role involves approximately 80% art creation and 20% management.
Typical projects often require the visualisation of various subjects, characters and props. Adaptability is therefore a key skill. Candidates must have a broad range of styles and be able to demonstrate a good spread of realistic, fantasy, sci-fi and stylised work.
For this particular role we are looking for an experienced team member that consistently delivers high-quality work that meets and often exceeds client expectations. The successful candidate will be able to work quickly and should consistently deliver innovative/high-quality ideas and polished final art/designs. They should have prior experience of working directly with clients and be comfortable discussing projects with members of Atomhawk’s production and senior management teams.
They will be able to interpret briefs on their own and also mentor and guide others. They will be actively involved in staff training and development, assist with monthly artist one-to-ones and bi-annual appraisals and show leadership by example.
Atomhawk is incredibly proud to have an industry leading team producing top tier art and design across all stages of the development life cycle, for leading brands that include WB Games, Xbox Game Studios, 2K, EA, and many more. If the thought of joining a supportive and passionate team that helps shape the games of tomorrow has you excited, then we encourage you to apply now!
Please note: These roles are located in Vancouver, BC and we are ideally looking to recruit a candidate who has the necessary visas and right to work in this location. Fully remote applications will also be considered on the basis that candidates are able to work with us on the PST time zone.
Portfolio Requirements
Please download and read our portfolio guide , which provides detailed guidance on what we look for in artist portfolios. Download the guide from http://atomhawk.com/s/Atomhawk_Portfolio_Guide.pdf

Responsibilities:

  • Creating concept art for characters and objects to various levels of finish and time constraints.
  • Creating illustrations for keyframes, box art and other marketing purposes.
  • Visual storytelling, ensuring that the image captivates the viewer’s imagination.
  • Mechanical design – Knowledge of industrial design principals and their application to fictional vehicles, machines, weapons etc
  • Character design – creative, unique and interesting characters in a range of styles.
  • Has a good understanding of the creative processes and workflows with the ability to direct their aesthetic output and quality.
  • Helps to define creative workflows.
  • Sets schedules and breaks down workflows for new projects alongside production.
  • Gives regular feedback to teams with the ability to inspire those around them.
  • Review documentation, briefs and visual targets for multiple projects.
  • Can be entrusted to speak on behalf of the project, to clients during onsite and offsite visits and meetings.
  • Can be entrusted to represent the company and its values at external events and communicate its message safely and effectively.
  • Actively proposes mitigation plans for identified risks and problems.
  • Identifies areas requiring innovation and is a part of creating innovative solutions for an area of expertise.
  • Stays current with trends and brings innovation where possible.
  • Is part of strong leadership in the studio.
  • Helps define and communicate both technical and non-technical, information to art team, production and management.
  • Adapts content of information for the intended audience.
  • Provides feedback on the work of other internal or external artists where required.
  • Partners within Creative Leadership Team (includes MD, Creative Dev Director and Canada Studio Director).
  • Is involved in the recruiting and hiring process.

We look for the following things in people who want to join our team:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of artwork that is well presented and defined from sketch through to final polish. You can see examples of our finished work on our website.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function.
  • Technical skill – Fluency in Photoshop and an understanding of complimentary software and tools.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and depth.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
Description
Producers play a key role within the studio and are responsible for successfully planning, monitoring, and delivering large-scale creative projects to schedule and budget. This specific role will focus on the management of assets from Technical Art to Animation, and as such experience and knowledge of Technical Art and Animation, pipelines would be advantageous.
This is a dynamic role that requires an enthusiastic and persuasive communicator, capable of dealing with a wide variety of clients, internal staff, and external partners. They are comfortable with all degrees of ownership, from project qualification and brief-writing to providing feedback and quality control of work when required.
The successful candidate will thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment where daily deadlines are handled with confidence. They must be adept at supporting high-quality client service regardless of team, schedule, or budget and feel comfortable working with leading industry Art Directors, Discipline Directors and Producers at global entertainment companies.
For this role we are encouraging remote applications. Given the nature of the work a local timezone to the UK would be a benefit but not essential. For those wanting to work in a physical office, we can currently offer in-studio work in one of our UK studios. This can be from our principal studio in Newcastle, on the banks of the River Tyne, or from one of our many Group studios in Leamington Spa.

Skills and Experience:

  • Game Development experience (knowledge of Technical Art and Animation pipelines would be advantageous)
  • A solid understanding of creative processes and project management.
  • A proven ability to be able to motivate and positively engage the people you work with.
  • Able to handle complex technical art and technical animation projects.
  • Expected to run daily stand-ups with the technical art, animation and management teams.
  • Expected to run internal project briefings.
  • Has a good understanding of project management methodologies and processes.
  • Proficient in project planning.
  • Proposes mitigation plans for identified risks and problems.
  • Works with minimal supervision or direction and makes sound judgments and decisions.
  • Fluent in MS Project and Office.
  • Client Management
  • Has a passion for client service and proven ability to maintain long-term client relationships.
  • Proactively identify growth opportunities with existing clients.
  • Acts as a primary point of contact and support for clients.
  • Ability to qualify project enquiries from new and existing clients.
  • Negotiate project scope/time/cost with clients in order to accommodate their needs.
  • Effectively and professionally run client calls and on-site and off-site visits.
  • Self-motivator, able to work under their own initiative.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Visit clients at their studio, from time to time.
  • Account Management
  • A proven ability to identify opportunities for account growth with existing clients and sell ideas in a non-pushy way.
  • Experience in using and managing CRM systems.

Desirable Skills:

  • From a creative services or technical art/animation background, ideally with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Degree/HND qualification in a related subject or equivalent work experience.
  • An interest in video games, art, films, and entertainment technology.
  • General understanding of game-specific art development processes.
Description
We are pleased to announce that we have a key role appointment for an Art Manager to join our senior management team at our award-winning Gateshead studio.
As a senior member of our team, the Art Manager will be involved in projects across a wide range of styles and formats for our high-profile clients in games, film, TV and digital media. You will have an active role in ensuring projects are delivered through well-defined and implemented creative processes. You will also help identify issues and needs, then work with the team to implement solutions. The Art Manager will also be responsible for art resourcing, including recruitment and development of team members, and also technical resources such as software, mentoring and training tools.
As Art Manager, you will thrive in a challenging and ever-changing environment where daily deadlines are handled with confidence. You’ll be an excellent and persuasive communicator, capable of dealing with a wide variety of internal staff and external partners, including Art Directors and Producers at global entertainment companies. Whilst this is not a hands-on art-creation role, we are looking for someone who has proven experience in the creation of high-quality art and design within the entertainment industry (games, film, TV, VFX, digital). 
As well as creative and managerial experience, we’re also looking for someone who is enthusiastic and excited to be part of our team. We value confidence without ego, and our whole team plays an active role in building an awesome culture within the studio.

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day line management of the art team, including regular one-to-ones, appraisals, development plans and pastoral care alongside the Associate Art Manager.
  • Manages artist recruitment, including full-time hires and subcontractors alongside the wider recruitment team.
  • Works with Production and Discipline Leads to establish creative needs for each project, including scheduling, process and resource.
  • Works alongside the Production team to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Finding solutions to creative and delivery issues, discussing solutions from a friendly but authoritative standpoint.
  • Works with the Associate Art Manager in guiding the art team to implement feedback and follow direction.
  • Part of a team responsible for quality control and consistency of art and design produced by the studio.
  • Works with the Production team and Discipline Leads to write and deliver quotes and proposals.
  • Management of additional art software resources (e.g. Gumroad).
  • Owner of art-related training, including sourcing materials and courses.
  • Contributes to PR opportunities, DOJO and events when required.

Required Skills:

  • This candidate must come from a creative background and ideally have experience of leading the artwork creation process in the entertainment industry (games, film, TV, VFX, digital).
  • A creative at heart, the candidate must have a proven track record of being a strong manager and people person.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Astute problem solver.
  • Able to define and improve processes when required
  • A discerning eye for high-quality art and design, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Self-motivator, able to work under their own initiative.
  • Must be patient and polite but also able to judge moments where pushback is needed.

Desirable Skills:

  • Art background from within the entertainment industry (games, film, TV, VFX).
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and 3D visualisation packages (e.g., MODO, Z-Brush, Maya, 3DS Max, KeyShot) (Note: The role does not require hands-on art production, but the ability to edit and manage artwork files would be desirable).
  • Technical knowledge of game art production, including user interface design and animation.

Education & Experience:

  • Multiple successful projects in art leadership/management positions (ideally a minimum 5 years’ experience).
  • General understanding of game-specific art development process.
  • Experience of working in a rapidly changing agency-style environment.
  • Comfortable with all degrees of ownership, from providing reference and brief-writing through to providing high-level feedback on art and design.
Description
2D and 3D skills are highly desirable for this position.
Atomhawk is looking for talented, experienced, and passionate Senior Character Concept Artist to join our team in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada!
As a Senior Character Concept Artist at Atomhawk, you’ll be responsible for supporting the work being done by the Character team on a variety of AAA video game projects, while also getting to work on high-profile projects yourself! As a result, we are looking for someone capable of producing high-level and quality Character Art while being able to mentor and feedback to more Junior Artists in the team in a positive and supportive way.
What we’d love to see from you is an eye-catching portfolio that demonstrates your ability and experience designing and developing industry quality character artwork. We want to see all of it – from initial idea generating sketches all the way through to rendered, finished pieces. We’re looking for people who can effortlessly capture a pose, who obsess over anatomy, and who will take the time to study and appreciate how a character’s clothing would naturally fold and droop in a specific pose. Ultimately, we’re looking for someone who understands and enjoys all the little details that go into making successful character designs and concept art.
Atomhawk is incredibly proud to have an industry leading team producing top tier art and design across all stages of the development life cycle, for leading brands that include WB Games, Xbox Game Studios, 2K, EA, and many more. If the thought of joining a supportive and passionate team that helps shape the games of tomorrow has you excited, then we encourage you to apply now!
Please note: This role is located in Vancouver, BC and we are ideally looking to recruit a candidate who has the necessary visas and right to work in this location. Fully remote applications will also be considered on the basis that candidates are able to work with us on the PST time zone.
Portfolio Requirements
Please download and read our portfolio guide, which provides detailed guidance on what we look for in artist portfolios. Download the guide from http://atomhawk.com/s/Atomhawk_Portfolio_Guide.pdf

Responsibilities:

  • Produce high-quality Character pieces as per Atomhawk quality and client specifications.
  • Support and mentor more Junior Character Artists in the team.
  • Support with goal setting, help define process, review progress and ensure the consistent delivery of AAA artwork to schedule.
  • Design and develop characters for a variety of different video game projects (different genres, different art styles).
  • Use your creativity to showcase strong idea generation in the early stages of the character design process.
  • Deliver a sense of style and personality to your characters that are appealing to the target audience.
  • Design and develop costumes and props for your characters that help bring them to life and tell a story.
  • Produce highly rendered, polished character art for concepts, marketing, box art etc.

Requirements:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of artwork that is well presented and defined from sketch through to final polish. You can see examples of our finished work on our website.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function.
  • Research and Reference Gathering – A curious mind that can draw inspiration from a variety of visual sources then use these to inform final artwork
  • Technical skill – Fluency in Photoshop and an understanding of complimentary software and tools.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and depth.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales.
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.
  • Artists at Atomhawk work on a variety of projects alongside their team members. We work at all stages of visual development, from early concepting through to production and marketing. We work with leading brands including WB Games, XBOX Game Studios, 2K, EA and Sony, helping shape the visual design of the games of tomorrow.
Description
We are looking for a talented concept artist who has a passion for hard surfaces, environments (ideally an interest in Sci-Fi and Fantasy) and prop design. You’ll be working on a variety of titles that range from realistic to stylized art on a range of upcoming AAA videogame titles.
No formal training is required but an eye-catching portfolio is a must. We’re looking for personalities who will fit our culture of innovative creativity and collaborative problem-solving. If this interests you, we encourage you to send us your portfolio and show us what you’d bring to our flock.
Portfolio Requirements
Please download and read our portfolio guide , which provides detailed guidance on what we look for in artist portfolios. Download the guide from http://atomhawk.com/s/Atomhawk_Portfolio_Guide.pdf
Artists at Atomhawk work on a variety of projects alongside their team members. We work at all stages of visual development, from early concepting through to production and marketing. We work with leading brands including WB Games, XBOX Game Studios, 2K, EA and Zenimax, helping shape the visual design of the games of tomorrow.

We look for the following things in people who want to join our team:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of artwork that is well presented and defined from sketch through to final polish. You can see examples of our finished work on our website.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function.
  • Technical skill – Fluency in Photoshop and an understanding of complimentary software and tools.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and depth.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales.
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.
Description
We are pleased to announce that we have a key role appointment for a Principal Character Concept Artist to join our management team at our Gateshead studio. This role is for a Senior level artist with a proven record of creating artwork for major projects in the entertainment industry, as well as line-management and project leadership experience. The role presents an exciting and challenging opportunity to help shape the continuing growth and success of our award-winning art and design services, working with global entertainment companies such as Warner Bros, Sony, Lego, Microsoft, Marvel and BBC to name but a few.
Principal Concept Artists are responsible for leading teams to create concepts in a broad range of styles in accordance with the requirements of each project/client. The role involves creating artwork and design at all stages of the development cycle, including concept and idea generation, fast sketching (including storyboards), colour/light studies and polished illustration work, as well as providing team management and feedback. The role involves approximately 80% art creation and 20% management.
Typical projects often require the visualisation of various subjects, characters and props. Adaptability is therefore a key skill. Candidates must have a broad range of styles and be able to demonstrate a good spread of realistic, fantasy, sci-fi and stylised work.
For this particular role we are looking for an experienced team member that consistently delivers high-quality work that meets and often exceeds client expectations. The successful candidate will be able to work quickly and should consistently deliver innovative/high-quality ideas and polished final art/designs. They should have prior experience of working directly with clients and be comfortable discussing projects with members of Atomhawk’s production and senior management teams.
They will be able to interpret briefs on their own and also mentor and guide others. They will be actively involved in staff training and development, assist with monthly artist one-to-ones and bi-annual appraisals and show leadership by example.
Portfolio Requirements
Please download and read our portfolio guide, which provides detailed guidance on what we look for in artist portfolios. Download the guide from http://atomhawk.com/s/Atomhawk_Portfolio_Guide.pdf

Responsibilities:

  • Creating concept art for characters and objects to various levels of finish and time constraints.
  • Creating illustrations for keyframes, box art and other marketing purposes.
  • Visual storytelling, ensuring that the image captivates the viewer’s imagination.
  • Mechanical design – Knowledge of industrial design principals and their application to fictional vehicles, machines, weapons etc
  • Character design – creative, unique and interesting characters in a range of styles.
  • Has a good understanding of the creative processes and workflows with the ability to direct their aesthetic output and quality.
  • Helps to define creative workflows.
  • Sets schedules and breaks down workflows for new projects alongside production.
  • Gives regular feedback to teams with the ability to inspire those around them.
  • Review documentation, briefs and visual targets for multiple projects.
  • Can be entrusted to speak on behalf of the project, to clients during onsite and offsite visits and meetings.
  • Can be entrusted to represent the company and its values at external events and communicate its message safely and effectively.
  • Actively proposes mitigation plans for identified risks and problems.
  • Identifies areas requiring innovation and is a part of creating innovative solutions for an area of expertise.
  • Stays current with trends and brings innovation where possible.
  • Is part of strong leadership in the studio.
  • Helps define and communicate both technical and non-technical, information to art team, production and management.
  • Adapts content of information for the intended audience.
  • Provides feedback on the work of other internal or external artists where required.
  • Partners within Creative Leadership Team (includes MD, Creative Dev Director and Canada Studio Director).
  • Is involved in the recruiting and hiring process.

We look for the following things in people who want to join our team:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of artwork that is well presented and defined from sketch through to final polish. You can see examples of our finished work on our website,
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function,
  • Technical skill – Fluency in Photoshop and an understanding of complimentary software and tools,
  • 3D skills – Experience using 3D software such as Core, Mudbox, Blender, 3DsMax, Z-Brush and Maya,
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and depth,
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress,
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required,
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks,
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales,
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.
Description
We are looking for a Lead/Principal Technical Artist to join Atomhawk’s growing Technical Art team. They will play a key role in the senior team; helping develop the service line and product offering of this new team, building on Atomhawk’s reputation and work with some of the best brands in the digital entertainment sector.
This role requires someone who is a skilled problem solver, an inspiring and enthusiastic team player who has a creatively pragmatic approach to solving technical challenges. The successful candidate will thrive in a technically creative and ever-changing environment where daily deadlines are handled with confidence.
As a key member of the project delivery team they will ensure Technical Art projects are creatively outstanding and of high technical quality. On a more practical level, the Technical Art Generalist will be involved in development of software and hardware solutions tailored to suit the needs of a range of projects and clients. They will also take a positive role in developing the standard of Atomhawk’s own internal pipelines and tools.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and comfortable producing technical documentation whilst working with various degrees of ownership. They will enjoy providing feedback to their team and quality control on projects across the technical art spectrum.
For this role we are encouraging remote applications. Given the nature of the work a local time zone to the UK would be a benefit but not essential. For those wanting to work in a physical office, we can currently offer in-studio work in one of our UK studios. This can be from our principal studio in Newcastle, on the banks of the River Tyne, or from one of our many Group studios in Leamington Spa.

We look for the following in people who want to join our team

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of 3D models that are cleanly modelled, organised workflow& files, well presented and defined from initial blockout through to final model & maps.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems when adapting 2D concept, balancing form and function, always being aware of the whole pipeline and the requirements
  • Technical skill – Max/Maya/Blender, Zbrush, Substance, Marmoset, Photoshop and an understanding of the usual development software & tools. An understanding and interest in real world mechanics would also be a benefit.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of proportion, silhouette & anatomy.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales.
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.
Description
We are looking for a Technical Art Generalist to join Atomhawk’s growing Technical Art team. They will play a key role in the senior team; helping develop the service line and product offering of this new team, building on Atomhawk’s reputation and work with some of the best brands in the digital entertainment sector.
This role requires someone who is a skilled problem solver, an inspiring and enthusiastic team player who has a creatively pragmatic approach to solving technical challenges. The successful candidate will thrive in a technically creative and ever-changing environment where daily deadlines are handled with confidence.
As a key member of the project delivery team they will ensure Technical Art projects are creatively outstanding and of a high technical quality. On a more practical level, the Technical Art Generalist will be involved in development of software and hardware solutions tailored to suit the needs of a range of projects and clients. They will also take a positive role in developing the standard of Atomhawk’s own internal pipelines and tools.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and comfortable producing technical documentation whilst working with various degrees of ownership. They will enjoy providing feedback to their team and quality control on projects across the technical art spectrum.
For this role we are encouraging remote applications. Given the nature of the work a local timezone to the UK would be a benefit but not essential. For those wanting to work in a physical office, we can currently offer in-studio work in one of our UK studios. This can be from our principal studio in Newcastle, on the banks of the River Tyne, or from one of our many Group studios in Leamington Spa.

We look for the following in people who want to join our team

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of 3D models that are cleanly modelled, organised workflow& files, well presented and defined from initial blockout through to final model & maps.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems when adapting 2D concept, balancing form and function, always being aware of the whole pipeline and the requirements
  • Technical skill – Max/Maya/Blender, Zbrush, Substance, Marmoset, Photoshop and an understanding of the usual development software & tools. An understanding and interest in real world mechanics would also be a benefit.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of proportion, silhouette & anatomy.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales.
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.
Description
We want to hear from digital artists who are looking for a role in our award-winning UK team. As well as artists who have specialist areas of expertise we’re also looking for more general ‘all-rounders’ of all grades and styles.
No formal training is required but an eye-catching portfolio is a must. We’re looking for personalities who will fit our culture of innovative creativity and collaborative problem-solving.
If this interests you, we encourage you to send us your portfolio and show us what you’d bring to our flock.
Portfolio Requirements
Please download and read our portfolio guide , which provides detailed guidance on what we look for in artist portfolios. Download the guide from http://atomhawk.com/s/Atomhawk_Portfolio_Guide.pdf
Artists at Atomhawk work on a variety of projects alongside their team members. We work at all stages of visual development, from early concepting through to production and marketing. We work with leading brands including WB Games, XBOX Game Studios, 2K, EA and Zenimax, helping shape the visual design of the games of tomorrow.

We look for the following things in people who want to join our team:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of artwork that is well presented and defined from sketch through to final polish. You can see examples of our finished work on our website.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function.
  • Technical skill – Fluency in Photoshop and an understanding of complimentary software and tools.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and depth.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales.
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.
Description
We are looking for a talented concept artist who has a passion for character design. You’ll be working on a variety of titles that range from realistic to stylized art on a range of upcoming AAA videogame titles.
No formal training is required but an eye-catching portfolio is a must. We’re looking for personalities who will fit our culture of innovative creativity and collaborative problem-solving.
We’re very interested to see initial ideas and sketches along with your final rendering quality. The ability to bring character and personality to your designs is a must for this role, so please include your most creative pieces in your portfolio to show us what you can do!
If this interests you, we encourage you to send us your portfolio and show us what you’d bring to our flock.
Portfolio Requirements
Please download and read our portfolio guide , which provides detailed guidance on what we look for in artist portfolios. Download the guide from http://atomhawk.com/s/Atomhawk_Portfolio_Guide.pdf
For further information take a look at our Artist Q&A for this position here: https://atomhawk.com/news/applicant-guide-characte…

We look for the following things in people who want to join our team:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of artwork that is well presented and defined from sketch through to final polish. You can see examples of our finished work on our website,
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems through innovative design, balancing form and function,
  • Technical skill – Fluency in Photoshop and an understanding of complimentary software and tools,
  • 3D skills – Experience using 3D software such as Core, Mudbox, Blender, 3DsMax, Z-Brush and Maya,
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of colour, light, composition, anatomy, perspective and depth,
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress,
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required,
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks,
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales,
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.
Description
As an Associate Art Manager at Atomhawk you will be a key partner to the studios Art Manager, working closely with the art and production teams to ensure your projects receive hands on creative direction and support through all stages of the project lifecycle.
This is a key management role on the team that requires a strong artistic background and a skill-set that enables you to motivate and effectively guide your teams through well-defined creative processes, building a culture of trust and commitment to excellence along the way.
You will work directly with clients to understand their vision and needs, and work closely with the art team to realize everything that you set out to achieve together through a daily process of artistic direction, creative conversation, problem-solving, and feedback (high level to low level technical artistic feedback). You’ll also work closely with producers to devise plans, identify issues, discuss solutions, review artist/project performance, and ultimately ensure that projects as a whole are on track, both creatively and from a time/budget perspective.
This is a hands-on role in a fast-paced, creative environment that provides the opportunity to work with a supportive and passionate team on a wide variety of different projects for industry leading clients that include WB Games, Xbox Game Studios, 2K, EA, and many more. If that sounds exciting to you, then we’d encourage you to apply now!
Please note: This role is located in Vancouver, BC and we are ideally looking to recruit a candidate who has the necessary visas and right to work in this location. Fully remote applications will also be considered on the basis that candidates are able to work with us on the PST time zone.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Lead art teams to establish and maintain the creative needs for each project, including process, written and visual feedback, and resources,
  • Attend client calls to confidently discuss projects needs/challenges from initial inquiry through to final delivery,
  • Able to find solutions for creative and delivery issues that align with project goals, discussing solutions from a friendly but authoritative standpoint,
  • Work with the Art Manager to establish best practices and mentor the art team when leading projects,
  • Work with the Art Manager to help manage artist progress and identify growth opportunities for them while leading projects,
  • Work with the production team to ensure project milestones are met, including involvement in project scheduling and resource allocation,
  • May be asked to work with production and artists who are leading projects to establish the creative needs for each project, including process and resources,
  • May work alongside the production team to ensure project milestones are met, including involvement in project scheduling and resource allocation,
  • Part of a team responsible for quality control and consistency of art and design produced by the studio,
  • Contributes to PR opportunities and events when required.

Required Skills:

  • This candidate must come from a hands-on creative background (preferably from an Assistant Art Director, Senior artist background)and have experience with leading the artwork creation process in the entertainment industry (games, film, TV, VFX, digital),
  • Working knowledge of 2D/3D software packages (e.g. Photoshop, Blender etc) (Note: The role does not require hands-on art production, but the ability to edit and manage artwork files is a must, especially when giving feedback or during client calls),
  • A creative at heart, the candidate must have a proven track record of being an effective people manager and people person who can motivate and inspire the team to understand and realize their potential,
  • A positive, optimistic mindset that seeks out solutions when faced with problems and challenges,
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), with the ability to actively engage with the team and our clients,
  • Able to identify areas of weakness/risk and proactively strengthen prior to problems occurring,
  • A discerning eye for high-quality art and design, with excellent attention to detail,
  • A self-motivator who can work from their own initiative under the pressure of deadlines,
  • Must be patient and polite, but also able to judge moments where pushback is needed,
  • Enthusiastic about managing and developing digital artists.

Education and Expirence:

  • Key contributor on multiple successful projects within the entertainment industry (minimum 5 years’ experience),
  • Solid understanding of game-specific art development process,
  • Experience working in a rapidly changing agency or studio environment to tight deadlines,
  • Comfortable with all degrees of ownership, from providing reference and brief-writing through to providing high-level creative feedback and direction on art and design.
Description
We are looking for an experienced 3D Artist (Generalist) who has a passion for creating 3D Art. Experience working across a variety of styles/purposes (such as Characters, Props, Hard Surface, Soft Cloth or Environments) and some in-engine experience would be an advantage for this role.
You’ll be working on an exciting new AAA video game title alongside our concept team, helping take initial ideas through to functional in-game assets. We require a solid understanding of the games development pipeline from interpreting a concept sketch, through high & low poly modelling to UV mapping and baking textures as well as the skills and software knowledge for each of those stages.
An eye-catching portfolio is a must. We’re looking for personalities who will fit our culture of innovative creativity and collaborative problem-solving. The ability to adapt and interpret a 2D concept into 3D is a must for this role, so please include your most creative pieces in your portfolio to show us what you can do!
If this interests you, we encourage you to send us your portfolio and show us what you’d bring to our flock.
Artists at Atomhawk work on a variety of projects alongside their team members. We work at all stages of visual development, from early concepting through to production and marketing. We work with brands including WB Games, XBOX Game Studios, 2K, EA and Sony, helping shape the visual design of the games of tomorrow.
NOTE – At this time we are considering remote work applications due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on movement.

We look for the following things in people who want to join our team:

  • Quality at all stages of the process – Creation of 3D models that are cleanly modelled, organised workflow& files, well presented and defined from initial blockout through to final model & maps.
  • Design thinking – Solving creative problems when adapting 2D concept, balancing form and function, always being aware of the whole pipeline and the requirements
  • Technical skill – Max/Maya/Blender, Zbrush, Substance, Marmoset, Photoshop and an understanding of the usual development software & tools. An understanding and interest in real world mechanics would also be a benefit.
  • Art fundamentals – A strong grasp of proportion, silhouette & anatomy.
  • Variety and iteration – The ability to provide multiple creative options, then iterate upon them as projects progress.
  • Adaptability – Switching quickly and fluidly to new requirements and processes when required.
  • Working to a brief – Understanding creative briefs, then considering elements such as context, timescales and creative constraints when solving tasks.
  • Time management – Creation of high-quality work within allocated timescales.
  • Collaboration – Receptive to taking feedback and working together with team-mates and clients.

We believe real talent’s worth nurturing, so alongside structured career development and training pathways for all staff, we prioritise positive work-life balance.

Our job is to support the production of great artwork and foster a collaborative culture that inspires, to make ongoing learning and the fun of creativity part of everyone’s journey with us.

Values & Culture

Atomhawk begins and ends with its people. Our extraordinary team allows us to achieve feats which would be impossible alone. We commit collectively to giving everyone the creative freedom to grow, as artists and as people.

Our differences make us better professionally and culturally; they’re to be celebrated and they’re a strength. By setting ourselves the highest standards for planning and precision, and staying not just up to date, but one step ahead, we make sure our work is exceptional, every time

We take training and development seriously. Everyone should be moving forward, pushing the limits of their potential. Our structured career development pathway is linked to a grading system. Monthly one-to-ones, plus biannual appraisals help staff progress and map out future plans.

Everyone has at least eight training days annually, and all staff work on training and development objectives throughout the year, some of which are set by management, some by individual team members. Our management and leadership teams provide structured support on defined training tasks.

Read more about Atomhawk’s Career Progression on our Career Resources page.

We’re upfront about what we look for in artist applications. Our Portfolio Advice Guide and comprehensive Portfolio Tips Resource provide full guidance, but remember:

  • Show us only your best, most high-quality work
  • Provide accompanying images that demonstrate your thought processes for at least three artwork.
  • Focus on your key areas of interest like design, ideation, variation, exploration, sketches, and breakdowns

We know applying for jobs can be overwhelming, but we don’t want that to stop us finding you. We’re transparent about our recruitment process so that all candidates, at all levels can prepare for their interview with confidence.

  • Application review – We’ll review your application, previous experience and/or portfolio, and reply to you. If you’re unsuccessful, we encourage you to check out the wealth of free education available on our Career Resources directory.
  • Get to Know – If we’re considering you for the position, you’ll be invited to an online interview with our hiring manager and department lead. This typically lasts 1 hour, and it’s a chance to chat about your application, ambitions, and experience.
  • Filling in the gaps – If there are any key elements we couldn’t see in your portfolio or CV, you may be asked to take a test.
  • Second interview – We may hold a second interview so additional members of the team can meet you. This is also a great chance for you to ask us any extra questions you might have.
  • Offer – If you’re successful, you’ll receive an offer of employment via email. Unsuccessful candidates will receive an email with personalised feedback.

Creativity thrives through diversity, not conformity. Every Atomhawk applicant and employee is afforded space and freedom to be their true self, with no fear of prejudice or persecution. During the application process, you won’t be judged on your name, your gender, your sexuality, your ethnicity, your age, your religion, or any other factor unrelated to your ability to do the job.

Our managers undertake mandatory EDI training and are committed to making our workplace more inclusive for underrepresented team members, including through the implementation of reasonable adjustments. This is a workplace where all employees feel safe, welcome, and represented.

 

Atomhawk offers a comprehensive system of rewards and benefits. These are made up of financial, support, development, and fun incentives. We invest and add to these each year, as the company develops.

This is in addition to cutting edge studio facilities, award-winning projects, and a world-class studio culture, according to Best Companies.

  • Flexible hours and hybrid working options
  • Annual bonus scheme linked to profit and individual performance
  • Annual pay increases
  • Freedom to freelance policy for artists
  • All-staff referral bonus scheme up to £3,000
  • Eight days a year of paid training and development
  • An extensive library of tutorials/courses
  • 21 paid holidays per year that increases to 25 per additional year of service, plus public holidays, along with your birthday and Christmas Eve off
  • Money allocated to each staff member for ‘flexible benefits,’ to spend on a choice of benefits or take as additional pay
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity and adoption pay
  • Critical illness cover, death in service benefit and dental cover
  • Mental health support via the Employee Assistance Programme – confidential 24/7/365 helpline and app
  • Access remote GP, mental Health, Physiotherapy appointments & medical second opinions
  • Electric car and cycle to work schemes
  • Pension and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Support relocating to the UK and Visa sponsorship
  • Transfer scheme from UK to Canada studio, and vice versa
  • Match funding for charity donations and payroll giving scheme
  • Unlimited drinks and snacks (including healthy options!)
  • Christmas, summer and wrap parties along with employee long service awards
  • Flexible hours and hybrid working options
  • Annual bonus scheme linked to profit and individual performance
  • Freedom to freelance policy for artists
  • Eight days a year of paid training and development
  • An extensive library of tutorials/courses
  • Extended health & wellness benefits
  • 5% RRSP employer matching
  • 21 paid holidays per year that increases to 25 per additional year of service, plus public holidays
  • $300 health & fitness annual reimbursement
  • Monthly and quarterly team activities (cinema trips, lunches/dinners, go karting, arcades etc)
  • Free snacks and drinks in the studio

Our Studios

UK

In the centre of North East England’s art scene, on the Gateshead quayside, the studio is flanked by galleries and theatres, live music venues, pulsing nightlife, and eclectic shopping. Newcastle’s three minutes on foot, the beach is 15 minutes by Metro, and (it’s a cliché but it’s true) the people are super friendly.

Canada

In the heart of Vancouver, where the skyscrapers are overshadowed only by snow-topped mountains, our studio sits amid bars and restaurants, art, and music venues. Known for its sheer liveability, the seaport city boasts an enviable mix of urban refinement and the awe-inspiring natural world.

Advance

Our brand-new Technical Art team offers UI & UX Design and Development, Technical Art Direction, Realtime VFX and more. Currently operating remotely, a physical UK location is planned for 2022.

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