Lead Character Artist

As a Lead Character Artist, you guide and mentor your team to ensure the highest quality of character art. You lead by example, refining processes and solving problems creatively. Collaborating closely with production and leadership, you help set and meet ambitious artistic timelines.

We are unconventional creators of action games for PC and consoles - extremely fun to work with and definitely not for the faint-hearted. For over a decade, we pioneered the local game dev scene, driven by the ambition to become the regional game dev leader.

On that quest, we pave our way with exciting games developed in Unreal Engine. Scars Above, our latest title, is a challenging and immersive 3rd-person Sci-Fi shooter set in a mysterious alien world to explore. We are also developing two new, unannounced games based on famous and beloved IPs, which franchises' fans will eagerly anticipate! While we can't reveal too much just yet, we can promise these titles will push the boundaries of regional game development and generate some serious hype.

We are on the lookout for someone like you to join us in our offices in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Sarajevo or remote. If everything said above ticks all your boxes so far, read on! We might be a match made in heaven!


What will you be doing as a Mad Head?

  • Leading the Character Art team and helping teammates to create finest characters (this includes mentoring, developing, inspiring and providing instructions, task feedback, clear directions and objectives to achieve) as well as outsource partners
  • Setting up, maintaining, and documenting character production pipelines
  • Collaborating closely with the art director to ensure the high quality of characters
  • Defining and creating character assets with the highest visual quality within technical and production limitations 
  • Planning, prioritizing, and setting inspiring objectives for your team members
  • Work closely with other departments on a daily basis to ensure that characters meet the needs for rigging and animation and collaborate with the tech team to develop new tools and enhance current ones
  • Resolving technical issues and limitations that may occur during development
  • Modeling and Sculpting of High resolution realistic Characters and Creatures based on provided concept art, from high poly to final in-game models

What do we expect from our ideal candidate?

  • Experience working on AA/ AAA titles
  • 5+ years of experience in game development and at least 1 shipped game
  • Leadership experience with internal or external teams 
  • Strong knowledge of Human and Creature Anatomy
  • Strong understanding of Cloth creation in Marvelous Designer (or similar software)
  • Good understanding of Human motion and Facial Expressions
  • Good understanding of Low Poly, UV and optimization workflows
  • Experience working in Unreal Engine
  • Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya, Zbrush, 3DS Max or alternatives (Blender, Cinema 4D, Modo …)

In return, here is what we can give:

  • A dynamic and extremely upbeat workplace like you have never seen before
  • Competitive industry standard salaries, because we all know that it matters
  • Flexible working hours: sleep in or start early - we trust you with your time
  • Chance to work with senior professionals and teams from your field of work
  • Premium private medical insurance for you and your family members, as well as other wellbeing benefits - because we care about your physical and mental health
  • More time to rest: 25 days of vacation, plus a company-wide annual leave in January, plus additional days for significant life events like childbirths, wedding leaves, and bereavement, plus short-term sick leaves.
  • A month of 4-hour workdays for all Mad Heads returning from maternity leave - to acclimate and gently return to the workflow.
  • Ongoing education and training: Self-improvement is a priority, so conferences, classes, workshops, and courses (external and internal) are all part of the package
  • Community events: we are heavily involved in developing startup, tech, and gaming ecosystems - and will include you in it
  • Awesome team building events, as well as personalized team bonding events tailored to your preferences

Help us get to know you! Send us not only your CV, but also your portfolio where we can see your work. Best way is to send it in PDF doc attachment. 

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Lead Character Artist

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Lead Character Artist

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