Job Description

Senior 3D Artist




Company Overview:

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Job purpose

As a Senior 3D marketing artist, it’s your job to create artwork that showcases our games in the most visceral and exciting way possible. You will be taking in game assets from our game teams and composing engaging pieces of key art and rendering at high definition. These key artworks will feature in marketing campaigns for all of our product IPs. There will also be opportunity to define and develop art styles for different products.

The candidate should have a strong understanding of anatomy, with expert skill in character posing and scene composition. This job will have plenty of variety so a hybrid skillset is desirable. Ability to work on concept art/illustration, character art and modelling would be great additional skills to have.

Creative Services are a highly collaborative team so the candidate should be enthusiastic to work with other artistic disciplines and be capable of understanding the various uses of our artwork. The position will report into the Associate Art Director but have plenty of scope for directing work in and out of house.

Key Duties Include:

  • Work with the Associate Art Director to deliver high quality visuals in line with art direction for use in product marketing.
  • Create high poly cinematic quality 3D assets for use in marketing materials
  • Create high quality renders by rigging, posing, lighting and compositing 3D assets covering character, environment, and props.
  • Keep the marketing 3D pipeline efficient and up to date with latest techniques and thinking.
  • Collaborate with team mates to produce the most appealing and engaging artwork to our users

Essential Requirements:

  • Previous experience producing 3D marketing assets for game, film, TV or advertising
  • Full professional (game or film) proficiency in Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush and Substance Painter
  • Technical knowledge of rendering software such as V-Ray, Octane or Arnold.
  • Showcase artistic application of solid lighting principles in portfolio
  • Comfortable with Unreal to be able to fully manipulate the game engine for desired result
  • Technical understanding of rigging/skinning to be able to efficiently pose characters
  • Technical understanding of shader pipelines to ensure best surfacing properties
  • Experience of working with and giving feedback/ written briefs to outsource vendors
  • Diverse portfolio showcasing both stylized and realistic work to a very high level of finish

Company Benefits:

  • Flexible Working
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • Gym Membership
  • Monthly Energy Allowance
  • Generous Pension Contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Cycle Repair
  • Income Protection
  • Dental Plan
  • Free Fruit and Drinks
  • Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!

Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.