Art & Animation

Art Lead

WHAT MAKES US EPIC?

At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.

Art at Epic

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

The Art Lead will oversee content on cutting-edge photorealistic projects across industries such as film, tv, manufacturing & games. Above all this role requires an exceptional eye for visual quality and extensive experience creating photorealistic assets.

In This Role You Will

  • Lead a team of artists to deliver industry-leading, real-time photoreal content
  • Be responsible for the quality and timely delivery of all art, from hero assets to lighting to the final rendered frame. 
  • Incorporate new technologies and unreleased Unreal Engine features into the content pipeline to create visuals never seen before in real-time.
  • Be on the box, leading by example. 
  • Think creatively in order to maintain visual excellence even when under challenging production conditions
  • Help establish the aesthetic, style and tone for a project in cooperation with the stakeholders.
  • Interfaces with team and production on a daily basis.

What We're Looking For

  • 8+ years industry experience with a credit as a VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor, Art Director or Art Lead on game or film projects. Film candidates should have real-time production experience. 
  • Exceptional eye for visual quality with the ability to communicate feedback clearly to your artists.
  • Proven experience building photorealistic images and content.
  • Solid understanding of real-time technologies (lighting systems, rendering pipelines, PBR materials) and the ability to pick up new features quickly.
  • Strong understanding of color, light and shadow. Understand what it takes to build a beautiful and realistic frame.
  • User-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do.

Nice To Have Skills

  • Production experience in Unreal Engine

Epic Job + Epic Benefits = Epic Life

Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay for 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents.  We offer coverage for Medical, Dental, Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, AD&D and Life Insurance, 401k.

All Epic employees enjoy drinks, snacks, and lunches every day, free of charge - and we offer plenty of annual celebrations for employees and family members to show the love for our people.  Additionally, each year, we celebrate the Epic family with company-wide paid breaks, generous paid time off, and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical - we think our people are pretty awesome!

 

ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 3,000+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.