Lab42 is a best-in-class cross-platform game developer based in the UK. Our headcount has grown with fantastic, experienced people supported by a veteran management team with backgrounds from Activision, Codemasters and EA.
We developed the officially licensed photo-realistic, sports/simulation Snooker19 with World Snooker for all major Consoles and PC. That’s in addition to providing a range of development services and special projects to a growing client list which features Paradox, Sega, Codemasters and Curve Digital.
Lab42 is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.
The role @ Lab42
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Environment Artist to help create rich interesting worlds for our games. You will be working on some of the biggest franchises in games as well as original IP. We are looking for an artist with a wealth of experience in driving quality standards on AAA titles.
Within this role you will:
Be responsible for creating high quality environment art.Ensure that the artistic style of the game is consistently implemented and performant.Have a keen eye for environmental storytelling and a strong ability to communicate ideas and collaborate with a design team.Have flexibility in terms of creating artwork in differing styles and genre of game.Should be able to work well with others.Proactively seek feedback from Lead Artists & Creative Directors.With production, break down tasks and schedule your own work and that of the junior environment art team.Mentorship - give constructive feedback and clear direction to junior environment artists.Document processes and knowledge share.
To be successful you will need to have:
Proven track record in at least 3 shipped titles (preferably AAA).Excellent 3D art skills.Excellent compositional, world building skills and all-around artistic expertise and flare.Expertise in 3ds Max or Maya (or both)Knowledge or use of Zbrush is a plus.Expertise in Photoshop & other technologies utilised in the production of game art.Knowledge of Substance Painter / Designer is a plus.Expertise or knowledge of implementing artwork into Unreal Engine 4 or Unity.Familiarity with developing games in a multi-platform, multi-project environment.The ability and eagerness to learn and adopt new software, tools and technologies.Able to work with a high level of motivation & self-direction.Strong communication and organisational skills.Strong problem-solving skills.Excellent time management skills.Ability to follow process and pipelines, evangelise best practices.
What We Offer:
· Annual Bonus & Annual Salary Reviews
· Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
· Flexible Working
· 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday a duvet day and Christmas
· Holiday ‘buy and sell’ scheme
· 5 Paid Learning Days, including 1 volunteer day per year
· Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses, The Gnomen Workshop, GDC Vault and more
· Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
· Free Life Assurance - 4x Salary
· Free Income Protection Scheme -up to 75%
· Free Dental Insurance
· Supportive Employee Assistance Programme with confidential 24/7/365 helpline & app
· Access remote GP, Mental Health, Physio appointments & medical second opinions
· Additional flexible benefits scheme
· Cycle to Work Scheme
· Mental Health First Aiders
· Payroll Giving Scheme
· Game & Book Libraries
· Long service & project completion awards
· Wrap Parties
· Alternative Travel Prize Draw
· The Sumo GameJam
· Great family events
· Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
· Life Drawing
· Yoga Classes
· Free fruit and drinks
· Employee Referral Bonus
· Career Development
· Relocation Support to the UK
· Visa Sponsorship
Why should you work at Lab42?
Lab42 was formed with just one developer, and we have grown organically over the last five years. Now part of the Sumo Group we’re based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa; a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene.
It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sumo family, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
We are a small, dedicated bunch with experience, drive, passion and creativity. Lab42 has a flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development.
On application, please include your current CV and any relevant portfolio content. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.