Principal Hard Surface
Artist

ABOUT SPLASH DAMAGE

We believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our studio. We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.

While our offices are based in Bromley, UK, our people have access to progressive working patterns that give them the flexibility to decide how to do their best work.

Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including:

  • Work your way with access to progressive working patterns including hybrid and fully remote
  • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme
  • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from our team throughout the whole process
  • 25 days of holiday and 8 Bank Holidays a year, plus our annual studio closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave

The Role

As a Principal Hard Surface Artist at Splash, you will set a high artistic and technical bar inspiring the team with expertly crafted mechanical assets ranging from vehicles, robots, weapons, props, gadgets & deployables. You will inspire the team by being an expert in the craft with great eye for detail, scale, proportion and the ability to bring assets to life, making them feel credible and tangible.

As a Principal Hard Surface Artist, you will work closely with the Art Leads, concept, animation and tech-art teams and will be responsible for creating, establishing and maintaining a high-quality library of assets for your project.

You Will:

  • Bring the Art Directions vision and Aesthetics to life with excellent fidelity.

  • Help build and maintain Modelling and Texturing Pipelines that are scalable and sustainable.

  • Create believable and inspiring hard surface assets such as weapons, gadgets, deployables & more.

  • Collaborate with the Design Team to maintain gameplay requirements, Animation Team to ensure models can animate and Tech art to maintain performance requirements.

  • Maintain quality, efficiency and consistency across your work. Adhere to schedules and meet deadlines.

You Have:

  • Deep understanding of contemporary workflows.

  • Expert knowledge of 3D Modelling packages.

  • Good understanding of game engines and game constraints.

  • A practical working knowledge of physically based materials.

  • Ability to use Concept Art as a starting point and to complement it with real world reference.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to efficiently interact with team members of all departments.

  • A passion for games and enthusiasm for playing games.

Bonus Points for:

  • Strong grasp and understanding of real-world mechanical functionality and design.

  • Interest in mechanical, sci-fi and industrial design.

  • Experience of one or more full game development cycles


Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • HEALTH
    Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family along with the Babylon 24/7 digital GP service. We also offer onsite counselling and an employee assistant program, along with covering eye tests, gym memberships and more.
  • HOLIDAYS & SOCIAL EVENTS
    With 8 public holidays and an additional 3 day studio Christmas closure our staff have a total of 36 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY
    Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave, along with flexitime and life assurance, helps new parents manage their time and put their family first.
  • PENSION
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
  • BONUSES & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and staff are enrolled in our new bonus scheme.
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS
    We have cycle to work and car leasing schemes, a free car park, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly onsite haircuts and discounts at many local businesses.

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