Art Manager/ Lead Artist

Climax is continually growing and adding new games into production and now has a fantastic opportunity for an Art Manager/ Lead Artist a stunning new title. We are based in the historic seaside town of Portsmouth on the South Coast of England. Our ideal candidate will be:

Reporting directly to the Art Director and liaising with the Producers, your main responsibilities will be to drive the artistic direction and quality of a High Profile AAA Next Gen title. Your efforts will be spent over seeing the entire art team and managing the leads of each discipline within the art team.

You will provide support and play a key part in the development of our latest technology in Next Generation console development. As well as liaise with external teams and third parties involved, you will alos be required to provide information of a technical/consultative nature. Main duties to include: the daily management of the art team and its members, production of tasque schedules and specifications in conjunction with artists, leads, producers and project planning managers.

To apply for this role you must have at least 5 years games experience and a degree in a relevant subject. Experience or knowledge in Next Gen development is essential. You must have proven management or project planning experience, Knowledge of building business relations and exposure to recruitment, interviewing experience is alos necessary.


A solid technical understanding of Next Generation production methods.
Excellent commúnication skills; verbal and written.
Excellent man management skills with solid leadership and motivational skills.
You will be a self starter with strong conceptual skills.
Ability to push yourself and others creatively and technically.
Familiarity with múltiple game titles and genres with a focus on action/adventure titles.
Familiar with current gaming platforms and all consoles.
Experience of platform art: PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Extensive understanding of Maya and 3D Studio Max and other 3D packages

Relocation packages are available


Competitive Salary package

Comprehensive Health Cover
Flexi Time

Child care Voucher Scheme

The services of a Financial Advisor

Extensive Training

Stakeholder Pension

Project & Performance related Bonus Scheme

Free Refreshments

Exciting games and a friendly working environment

Please forward a current resume to or call our recruitment manager for further information on 020 8494 7409