Outsourcing Artist

We are Socialpoint, a world-renowned mobile games studio based in sunny Barcelona, part of the Take-Two Interactive family. Our games are positioned in the top rankings of both iOS and Android, and they are played and loved by millions of fans all over the world.

Job Description

As an Outsourcing Artist, you will review, correct and improve art asset deliveries from our external vendors. You will provide feedback using clear explanations, the use of overpaints and exemplary rework to guarantee and improve the overall art quality. You are also involved in setting up the art tool pipeline, provide and research best practices and collaborate closely with our internal game development teams to provide the best art outsourcing (AOS) services they need for their projects.

You will work in a team of talented Outsourcing Artists and Producers each of them with their own level of specialization (Animation, 2D, 3D). As a member of the Art Outsourcing department, you will work on many different projects - from our successful life games to internal incubator and prototype projects. To be a successful Outsourcing Artist you need to know 3D Character, Environment and Prop creation by heart - preferably focussed on a stylized art style and with technical restriction in mind.   

Role Responsibilities

  • Providing feedback to vendors based on art guidelines by providing visual and written instructions and other methods to ensure clear communication.
  • Ensure and facilitate communication with internal teams and external vendors by maintaining a strong relationship between external and internal art teams.
  • Identifying potential problems in the art pipeline and work with the Leads and teams to prevent them.
    • Generating and providing pertinent documentation to vendors, ensuring compliant documentation, visual reference and examples of art asset production. procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
    • Check and fix briefings ensuring that all requirements are met, materials and shaders are provided, naming conventions are correct, and instructions are clearly understood before sending assignments to vendors.
    • Report to the Art Outsourcing Lead to align on tasks and priorities, collaborate with Outsourcing Producers and Leads to understand and communicate the visual goals of the project externally.
  • Implement and make sure assets are consistent and game ready. 

Desired Experience & Qualifications 

  • 4 years of experience in the gaming industry.
  • Knowledge of Digital Content Creation Tools: Maya/3dsmax/Blender, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Photoshop, Spine 
  • Deep Knowledge of the asset creation pipeline for games: Concept, Blockout, Highpoly, Retopo/Lowpoly, UV, Texture, Shader, Implementation (Unity)
  • High level of English, both written and spoken (English is our official language!)
  • Have a great understanding of art principles such as colour, anatomy and composition and the ability to apply them in the form of paintovers or written feedback.
  • Highly organized, with exceptional attention to detail, process knowledge and ability to multi-task.
  • Experienced with Google Docs, Slides and Sheets, Microsoft Office and Excel, as well as Atlassian JIRA and Confluence.

Compensation & Benefits 

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Full private medical and dental insurance for you and your family.
  • 200€ restaurant ticket each month to spend on a delicious lunch, breakfast or dinner!
  • A brand new shiny device when you join! Choose the latest phone or tablet. 
  • Spotify Premium code 
  • Care packages delivered to our Socalpointers who are Work From Home 
  • Regular online social events over Zoom (and in person when it’s safe again!)
  • Parent survival pack for our SP parents! Extra €€€ or vouchers, you choose!
  • All of the latest SP Merch free and discounted products on the T2 Store
  • A birthday gift for all our wonderful Socialpointers to celebrate their big day
  • Onsite Physiotherapist and Hairdresser

And if you are relocating to Barcelona; 

  • Access to relocation services to help you deal with the bureaucratic side of moving
  • Accountancy & Tax support
  • Newbies program to help you assimilate to life in Barcelona if you’re new to the city 

And when we return to the office;

  • On Mondays, breakfast is on us! 
  • Access to fully kitted out, state of the art Gym facilities onsite
  • A playground full of consoles, games and other surprising things to entertain you 

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Please click “apply” to level up and submit your application in English.

Socialpoint is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You’re welcome on the team no matter where you’re from, who you like, what you look like, or if you prefer Xbox over Playstation. It’s a trick question – mobile wins every time! We hire based on your qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities. Our games are for everyone, and so is our workplace.

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Life at Socialpoint

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We build unforgettable games that delight millions of fans all around the globe.

And we do so by thoroughly enjoying every day at work. Having fun is the best way we know to create fun.

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As a startup, Socialpoint has been tight-knit from the very beginning.

Our roots still remain; only now the family has grown! And not just because there are over 330 of us…

In February 2017, we were acquired by Take Two Interactive, one of the top gaming companies in the world. Today, together with Rockstar, 2K and Private Division, we belong to the T2 family too, and we couldn’t be prouder!

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