Lead 3D Artist

Black Shamrock

Dublin, Ireland 100% Remote

Full time

3D Artist


Sep 19

Black Shamrock is looking for a Lead Artist to be part of our creative team and work on ambitious Playstation5, Xbox Series X and PC games. This is a full-time position based in our Dublin office, which involves working in an international environment.

The ideal candidate will have a great aesthetic eye, strong technical understanding of AAA art pipelines, proven leadership and mentoring abilities, be a great communicator and be able to take creative direction from the Art Director and Creative Director.

What you will be doing

  • Oversee the art creation for AAA projects.
  • Ensure all assets are optimised and built in accordance with the platforms technical limitations.
  • Review and deliver work in accordance with the project's artistic direction, and ensure unified look and consistent quality across the project.
  • Develop knowledge and expertise within their team while furthering their own performance and skillbase.
  • Provide mentorship, feedback, and training to others on the team.
  • Partner with design team to support gameplay requirements, narrative elements and objectives.
  • Help set up best practices and streamline production processes.
  • Identify project risks and problems and suggest relevant solutions.
  • Prioritise, plan and organise tasks for themselves and their team in conjunction with the Producer.
  • Assist with interviews and performance reviews.

What you should have

  • Over 5 years of games industry experience with at least 1 year in an art leadership role (shipped at least 1 AAA console title).
  • Expert knowledge in a 3D modeling software such as Maya, 3DSMax and Blender and sculpting software such as ZBrush and Mudbox.
  • Excellent knowledge in material and texture creation such as Substance Painter and Photoshop and a comprehensive understanding of PBR pipelines.
  • Strong sense of scene composition and visual storytelling, with a strong eye for lighting, colour and detail.
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating your work.
  • Proven leadership, team and people management skills.
  • Thorough understanding of the game creation process, from concept to launch.
  • An in-depth understanding of effective asset creation and optimisation.
  • Passion for pushing the state of the art in asset fidelity and production techniques.
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, work without direct supervision.

What we offer

  • Company Healthcare Plan – from day one!
  • Eligibility to join Occupational Pension Scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements – healthy work-life balance.
  • PTO Days for Wellness and Sickness.
  • Training and Skill Development Opportunities.
  • Wellness Initiatives and Workshops.
  • Charity Events, Social Events and Participation in Community Engagement Schemes

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