Mercury Hampton

Location: Northwest, Midlands, Remote, Hybrid

Salary: DOE / Rate DOE

Job Title: Lead Artist

Location: Northwest / Midlands / Remote / Hybrid

Permanent or Contract – Outside IR35

Salary: DOE / Rate DOE

Industry: Gaming / Digital Technologies

Based in the Northwest, my client are an award-winning games developer whose games have been played by millions all over the world. They have brought attention to upcoming IPs and have built games for some of the most internationally recognised gaming brands in the world.



My client is looking for highly creative and experienced Lead Artists to join them in their Northwest hub or their new studio in the Midlands. This is a rare opportunity to join a studio that is growing and play a significant role in helping to mould it – in terms of culture and the company itself.

My client is a keen advocate of equal rights and actively promote a healthy work/life balance, and actively encourage sensible, flexible working hours and offer a flexible, relaxed environment to work in.

If you are looking to progress from your current position to a position of authority in a creative capacity, then this could be the role for you.



  • Support and report directly to the Art Director.
  • Pushing the visual aspect of our games to the highest possible standards.
  • Overseeing the team in their various artistic specialities.
  • Be directly responsible for delivering all aspects of art on an exciting project.
  • Responsibility for assisting the production team in planning production time frames.



  • Extensive knowledge of art production on AAA games.
  • Expert knowledge of Art fundamentals and their application.
  • Expert knowledge of 3D pipelines and asset management.
  • Excellent communication and planning skills.
  • Previous experience working on, and completing, AAA titles, ideally at least one in a position of authority related to Art direction.



  • Project management or planning experience.
  • Experience working within mobile/VR.
  • Working knowledge of marketing or departments outside of immediate dev.
  • Sketching or concept art skills.



  • The potential to advance in future.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Competitive salary, pension, and 25 days holidays (rising after 5-years).
  • A day off on your birthday plus extra time off in the summer and Christmas.
  • Modern studio with flexible working hours for everybody.
  • Regular social and charity events – We offer paid leave to anyone wishing to work with charities.
  • Expenses-paid trips to key industry events.



To apply, click on the apply button opposite, contact Daniel Smith directly, or call the Mercury Hampton office on 01925 937 311. We aim to respond to all successful applicants within seven working days. Either way, we may store your information on record but will always seek your approval via a GDPR email. This will enable us to share future career opportunities.


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