Technical Artist

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

September 22, 2021
Full Time

Hidden Leaf Games is an indie game development studio founded with the mission of delivering a world-class experience that focuses on competition, progression and social play. We believe games are meant to be played together, regardless of skill level or platform. At our core, we’re players who deeply value the social and community interactions that competitive moments  have to offer. We believe that competitive games create lasting moments and are committed to recreating that experience for others to enjoy.

We’re looking for a Tech Artist to join our Technical Art team, helping the team establish tools and improve our pipelines in regard to rigging, animation, VFX and SFX. You will guide the team in exploring industry best practices and collaborate across Engineering, Design and Art to help bring our characters to life in a scalable way and optimizing the game assets.


  • Create and maintain an efficient technical content development pipeline for 3D Character Rigging and animation based tools
  • Identify opportunities around optimization and implementation around animation, VFX and SFX.
  • Balance the artistic direction with gameplay clarity needs.
  • Find creative ways to deliver within the vision while staying within the performance limits
  • Identify new opportunities to incorporate technology to increase art workflow efficiency and unlock new creative opportunities

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a technical artist in games
  • Familiar with technical art development pipeline and best practices
  • Experience working in Maya and other standard creation tools
  • Experience working in Unreal, or other game engine tools and plugins

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with C++ / Blueprints for tech art implementation
  • Experience in UE4 with Niagara system
  • Experience in UE4 with Animation Montages / Blend Spaces

About Us

We're a venture-funded game studio based across the world looking to create games meant to be played with anyone, anywhere. Our mission is to create core PvP games that focus on competitive mastery, core progression and social play. If you're looking to join a team that allows tons of creative freedom, ownership and moves fast, please apply!

We're hiring artists, engineers, a UX director, and producers. Click here to view (and share) all of our open roles.

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