Lead Hard Surface Artist

May 01, 2024
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Lead Hard Surface Artist

Crytek is looking for a Lead Hard Surface Artist to work on Hunt: Showdown.

As Lead Hard Surface Artist, you will work closely with the Art Director and help create and maintain assets to the standards set for the Hunt brand. You will lead a team of Hard Surface artist and work closely with Associate Producers and other departments to ensure a speedy and fluid workflow.

Sample pictures or a link to a webpage, which shows sample work, are required.

Relocation & Remote Work

For this position, you have one of the following options:

1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.

2. If you are already living in one of the following countries, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there.



United Kingdom




3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country (max. +/- 2 hours CET), we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.


  • Lead the day-to-day management of the Hard-Surface Art Tea;
  • Along with the Art Director & Project Manager conduct regular appraisal, review and objective setting for the Hard-Surface Art Team;
  • Ensure good communication & coordination between your department and other disciplines involved in the development process;
  • Steer the recruitment process by: Conducting interviews, drive the selection of staff with the team;
  • Give constructive feedback to your team members and their work to achieve the best possible results;
  • Help team members to grow and improve and generally care for a healthy team environment;
  • Support External Development Team on their effort´s to meet the project goals;
  • Prepare task & monitor the overall schedule for the art team in conjunction with Artists, Art Project Managers, Producers and other Project Managers;
  • Create high quality Hard-Surface Assets besides the daily routines;
  • Define and enforce good working practices and structure for the given project, based on scope and resources;
  • Ensure good art asset standards are set and achieved across the team;
  • Maintain the art vision and style set out by the Art Director.
  • Requirements

  • Extensive game-development experience;
  • At least 1 AAA title shipped as a Lead Artist.
  • Management and project planning experience;
  • Recruitment/interviewing experience;
  • Excellent understanding of production procedures and software employed in the team;
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;
  • Strong ability to create believable, realistic Hard-Surface Assets (Props, Vehicles, Weapons) in a real-time engine;
  • Strong ability to give constructive, precise and clear feedback in all processes of asset creation, while not losing sight of the bigger picture;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good motivational skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Able to manage, plan and organize time;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines at all levels;
  • Ability to manage the demands of numerous people and tasks;
  • Team leadership qualities and a team player.
  • Pluses

  • Experience working with the CRYENGINE;
  • Experience in content outsourcing.
  • What you can expect from us

    Career Path

    Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives.

    Company Apartment

    To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.

    Relocation Support

    We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family.

    You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).

    Public Transport Pass

    Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.

    Gym Card

    A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.

    International Environment

    We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity.

    German Classes

    Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family.


    Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!

    We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.

    Vacation Days

    At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off. If you are working from another country, local standards apply.

    only applicable to employees in Frankfurt.

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