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Lead Artist - Electric Square, Ireland
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Electric Square
Europe
Ireland
Permanent

Lead Artist - Electric Square, Ireland

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At Electric Square, we understand that the worlds we build are pivotal to the success of our games and the enjoyment of our players. With our diverse portfolio, which includes acclaimed titles like 'Diablo 4', 'Lords of the Fallen', 'Assassin's Creed VR' and several other exciting AAA console games currently in progress (and even more surprises on the horizon!), we strive to deliver unforgettable gaming experiences.

Working in collaboration with four innovative studios, our team of 350+ talented individuals are dedicated to creating world-class projects. We foster a unique studio culture that empowers and inspires our teams, ensuring everyone feels motivated to bring their best ideas to life.

We can offer you an award-winning working environment. At Electric Square, we don't just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Electric Square is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace.

Electric Square Ireland is our brand-new 5th studio. It has big ambitions and a forward-thinking approach to game development, following in the footsteps of its world-class HQ in Brighton.

We are looking for a talented and experienced Lead Artist to join our Electric Square Ireland team to start a new exciting career and influence the creation of a world-class team.

A Lead Artist at Electric Square

  • Reports to the Art Director and coordinates with studio leads on art objectives.
  • Leads the art team making a significant and direct contribution to the creation of AAA art.
  • Influences the defining look and feel and communicates art style principles to the team.
  • Leads by example; demonstrates and communicates clear expectations for quality.
  • Proactively assists in defining art pipelines and best practices against industry benchmarks.
  • Explores new techniques and technologies to achieve the best possible results.
  • Works closely with project/studio leadership and clients to maintain or establish the artistic vision, art objectives, and ensure the technical and aesthetic standards for the project are met and fit within project timeframes.
  • Can create visual targets for overall vision to help the direction of the client and establish best practices.
  • High level of technical understanding of games art creation for consistency of artwork and drive for optimal performance across our games.
  • High level of understanding of art pipelines across all art disciplines to help solve issues and accelerate workflows.
  • Manage and mentor a cross discipline art team, developing their careers and assist in achieving the best possible results.
  • Responsible for delivering excellent quality artwork at a project level, using cutting-edge processes and maintaining a happy and inspired art crew, on-time and adhering to specified budgets for guaranteed performance.
  • Seamless coordination with the project leadership team, build a strong relationship with the client to ensure a bulletproof and mutually respectful co-dev relationship.
  • Continue to improve and develop skills through personal learning and training through work to remain cutting edge in the fundamentals.
  • Reports to the Art Director/Associate Art Director.

Benefits

When you join Electric Square Ireland you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Electric Square invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as an Electric Square team member:

• Life Assurance: The Company operates a Life Assurance scheme for permanent employees, from the moment they join the company. This is available to flexi employees on successful completion of probation.

• Private Health Insurance subsidy: Keywords will cover up to 50% of the cost of scheme participation on successful completion of probation.

• Pension: The Company offers access to a Personal Retirement Savings Account, through monthly payroll deduction.

• Referral Scheme: This program encourages and compensates Keywords Dublin employees who refer professionals. An employee is eligible to a sum of €100.00 for the referral of a suitable candidate who takes up a position with us.

• Tax Saver: Keywords offers a tax saving option for the use of public transport at significantly reduced prices for all employees in Dublin.

• Bike to work scheme: Keywords takes part in the bike to work scheme, where employees can buy a new bicycle and equipment, tax-free. The employee pays back the purchase of the bicycle through a salary repayment.

• Dell Advantage Program for Keywords Employees: This program allows employees access to exclusive discounts on Dell products for personal use.

• Employee Shares Purchase Plan: Keywords employees can purchase shares in the company at a favourable discount.

• Snacks and Sweets in the office, as well as coffee and fruit.

• Crave Store: great selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and meals to choose from. Food is subsidised at 50% and drinks are cost price.

• Studio events: our committee “Craic Pack” organises a great variety of events (competitions, breakfasts, board games nights, parties).

• Team bonding: every department organizes meets up, lunches or dinners to get to know each other better.

• Keywords Sports Groups: employees meet every week to play football or Badminton.

• Monthly online/in person wellness webinars.

• Monthly coffee morning.

Experience & Requirements

  • Prior experience as a Principal / Lead with at least one shipped AAA title to your credit at this level
  • Ideally a First in fine art, computer animation, digital media design or relevant degree
  • Exceptional portfolio that demonstrates a breadth of ability and traditional drawing skills
  • Solid understanding of 2D/3D art packages; Maya/Max, Substance, Photoshop, ZBrush etc
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable time-management and organisational skills

  • Please let us know if you have:
  • A passion for video games, art, and commitment to personal development
  • A creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiastic team player, positive and outgoing personality with a can-do attitude

Keywords Studios is dedicated to following a well-established Equal Opportunities Policy. We endeavour to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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