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Character Art Supervisor - External Development

We are looking for a motivated and talented Character Art Supervisor with a focus on External Development to join us in our Frankfurt Studio.

The Art Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the deliveries created by external partners and ensuring the visual direction is carried through into the game to the highest quality.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide feedback, manage, and integration of art as well as drive the external development content creation of a wide variety organic and non-organic character elements.

Candidates must be able to hit the internal standards of art, have good knowledge of Game Development and exceptional oral and written communication skills.

This role is based on site in our headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. You will have the chance to work alongside our worldclass team that features some of the best developers in the industry and take advantage of our attractive relocation package.
 
Responsibilities
  • Supervise and provide clear technical and aesthetic feedback to external teams.
  • Work with Art Director and other artists to ensure consistency between vision and implementation of assets.
  • Understand and follow style guides to guarantee the consistency of the game.
  • Implement approved assets, along with making any needed fixes to ensure consistent high quality standard.
  • Track external development on daily basis and incoming assets.
  • Creating in-game Characters when needed, following a concept art or art direction by keeping in mind and following the technical requirements. 
  • Work together with stakeholder to define and determine outsourcing needs.
Requirements
  • 3+ years experience in game development as a Character Artist;
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;
  • Strong knowledge of 3ds Max or Blender, Photoshop, Substance Painter, Marvelous Designer and Zbrush;
  • Strong knowledge of common real-time game engines;
  • Strong knowledge of understanding of anatomy;
  • The ability to manage and supervise mid-level and junior artists and willingness to carry out mentorship tasks;
  • Ability to deliver and receive constructive feedback;
  • Good English communication and writing skills;
  • Positive, problem-solving and team-oriented attitude;
  • Be proactive, self-motivated and be able to work without direct supervision.
  • Willing to relocate to Frankfurt.

  • A portfolio or reel that demonstrates the following:

  • Heavy focus on Character Art
  • Keen eye on detail and realism
  • Proficiency in high and low poly modeling Proficiency in Texturing, following PBR rules
  • Strong technical skills (clean modeling / baking / UVs etc.)
  • Strong artistic skills (Shapes / colors / proportions)
  • Ability to create new and refine existing designs
Pluses
  • Previous experience with external production and/or directing others through written communication;
  • Experience with CRYENGINE;
  • Traditional Art background.
What you can expect from us

Career Path 
Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives. 

Company Apartment 
To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.
 
Relocation Support 
We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family. 
You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).
            
Public Transport Pass 
Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.
 
Gym Card 
A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.
 
International Environment 
We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity. 

German Classes 
Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family. 
  
Events
Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!* 
We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.
 
Vacation Days 
At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off.
  

 
 
 
  

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Crytek is an independent video game developer, publisher, and technology provider based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Crytek pushes the boundaries of the possible to make the impossible a reality. We want to create the most fun gaming experiences around, and if we have to blow up computer system requirements or push genre boundaries to do so, then we will. With almost two decades of experience in the games industry, Crytek takes its unique combination of experience and skills and continue to make an impact via innovative, fun, cutting-edge games and technology.

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