Cinematics 3D Artist

Cambridge / Remote /
Creative Services – Cinematics /
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 750 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  
We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

Purpose of the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a 3D Artist to join Frontiers internal Creative Services Cinematics team. Taking direction from the cinematics and art leads, you will work with the team to create best in class content to support our cinematics assets.

You will be working across a wide spectrum of styles and genres, working on both hard surface and organic modelling to support our ever-growing catalogue of projects.

This is a unique and incredible opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to make their mark on a new team, working with the very latest in cinematic tools and workflows across our outstanding portfolio of projects.

Key Responsibilities

    • Take direction from cinematics and art leads to create 3D assets that match our asset briefs
    • Responsible for 3D asset creation within Creative Services
    • Aid the cinematics team with any 3D asset manipulation required
    • Work with the Technical Artists on best practise asset pipelines and procedures
    • Use your expertise and experience to advise improvements to workflows.

About You

    • Essential:
    • Demonstrable ability to create 3D assets across a wide spectrum, from stylised to hyper realistic
    • Experienced user of software packages such as Zbrush, Substance, Maya and photoshop
    • Experience with PBR pipeline and real-time engines
    • Good working knowledge of materials, shaders and PBR techniques
    • Good understanding of general art fundamentals including design, composition and lighting
    • Ability to identify potential obstacles and risks in your workflows and propose creative solutions
    • Positive attitude and a desire to bring new ideas to the team
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a holistic team dynamic.
    • Desirable:
    • Experience working in the animation/film/games industry
    • Experience with Unreal Engine
    • Keen interest in story, narrative and character development.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.