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Lead Games Artist
Art Services
Full Time

Lead Games Artist


Keywords Studios, is the number one technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry and beyond. Keywords has over 13,000 staff across +70 studios in +26 countries delivering services to more than 950 clients across the globe. 

Some of our studios are hiring Lead Artists in different art disciplines across our locations in India:

  • Lead Character Artists
  • Lead Environment Artists
  • Lead Hard Surface Artists
  • Lead Vehicle Artists
  • Lead Animators

As a Lead Artist, you'll play a vital role in guiding the growth and success of our creative teams. You are expected to possess comprehensive and current technical knowledge, along with extensive production experience within the game industry. The role entails understanding project requirements and implementing appropriate strategies to guide the team toward achieving project objectives. Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team under the supervision of the Art Directors, collaborating closely with Project Managers to provide guidance to the team.
  • Review art assets produced by the team, identifying areas for improvement and correction. If necessary, intervene and apply hands-on adjustments to ensure the quality and consistency of the final deliverables. 
  • Coaching and mentoring the artists and ensuring they understand Production processes as well as Company culture


Keywords Studios and our global network of independent studios offers a variety of benefits as per below:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Projects aligned with your expertise
  • Collaborate with industry leaders on AAA titles
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Relocation and visa support
  • Dedicated to diversity and inclusion
  • Additional perks: cycle-to-work, IT schemes, pensions, healthcare, social events, and more.

Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Commitment:Keywords Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. If you require any adjustments during the process please let us know in your application. We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation. We especially welcome applications from candidates of underrepresented groups in the industry.

Experience & Requirements

  • Proficiency in industry-standard software such as Maya, 3ds Max, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Marmoset Toolbag, Blender, Photoshop.
  • Familiarity with additional software is advantageous, along with the ability to create/export assets for game engines like Unreal Engine.
  • Solid understanding of the 3D game asset creation process, including hands-on experience in modeling and texturing within production constraints (meeting deadlines, adhering to client specifications, etc.).
  • Ability to estimate, plan, and oversee game art asset creation effectively.
  • A minimum of 7 years of overall experience, with at least 3 years in a 3D game or game art services company in either an Artist or Senior Artist capacity. Experience in training others is highly desirable.
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