Character Supervisor
Axis Studios
Glasgow, UK
2d ago

Axis Studios Group are recruiting for a Character Supervisor to oversee teams, providing technical and artistic leadership across multiple projects.

This is an exciting time to join the studio and this role would help shape the future of the assets team within the studio.

This is a Permanent role, based on site in our Glasgow studio. We will also consider applications on a minimum 1 year Fixed Term Contract basis.

As a Character Supervisor, you will be an expert in this specialist area. At a project level the Supervisor will oversee teams, providing technical and artistic leadership across multiple projects when required as well as managing the day to day production needs.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to participate as a leader and hands-on contributor through all stages of production.

Supervisors are also expected to engage in line management tasks alongside the Head of Department. Helping to manage the performance of the artists on the projects as well as interviewing and assessing recruitment candidates decisions for the department.

You should be a personable, proactive, self starter who can motivate and lead a team You should provide creative and technical solutions that not only reach our client and personal quality expectations, but also push commercial results.

Department Responsibilities

Line managing the Character team

Improving Quality of Artistic Output of the Character team

Training and Developing the Character team

Improving Pipeline and Process with Department Head

Working with Department Head to Resource the best talent possible

Informing Resource Plans and Task Assignment

Informing Estimates and Bidding on projects

Project Responsibilities

  • Producing high quality assets suitable for production both technically and artistically
  • Managing a team of artists, keeping them on track and motivated

    Supporting a team of artists with any technical problem solving

    Technical and quality control of output on assigned project

    Ensuring assets meet specifications provided by all relevant departments

    Managing feedback and technical challenges on project alongside the CG Supervisor and Department Heads

    Liaising with production on task assignment and scheduling of the team

    Interpreting and communicating the directors feedback and vision to the team


    Good communication skills and ability to work constructively with other departments to solve production challenges

    The ability to confidently Lead and Manage a team of artists

    Ability to feedback to other departments and direct any technical changes

    Accomplished examples of Modelling, Texturing and Shading

    Expert knowledge of facial blendshape modelling

    Thorough knowledge of Modelling package of your choice is essential

    Thorough knowledge of Zbrush and / or Mudbox is essential

    Thorough knowledge of Mari and / or Bodypaint 3D, Substance Painter or other 3D texturing software is essential

    Knowledge of Python, C++, VEX is desirable

    Basic understanding of Lighting and Look Development

    Willingness to learn SideFX Houdini workflow

    Proven production experience within a team min. 5 years

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