Milky Tea Studios | Senior 3D Artist

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Job Description

About Us

Milky Tea is a people-centric and award-winning video game development studio, with a creative hub based in Liverpool. Our exceptionally talented team works across the UK and the EU and are currently developing two memorable gaming experiences using the latest technology for some of world’s biggest brands, platforms, and publishers.

Overview of Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly talented, passionate, and all-round Senior Artist who is ready and eager to make their mark across multiple projects.

In this role, you will help to deliver the artistic visions for our games, including inspiring and helping to manage a team of artists to implement that vision. Your involvement will be from concept to sign off, through to pitching and representing the game publicly.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality stylised assets suitable for production both technically and artistically.
  • Provide technical and artistic quality control of output on assigned projects.
  • Help ensure quality standards are defined and adhered to by the team.
  • Adjust and manage complex shaders, materials and procedural set-ups.
  • Drive forward improvements to the art production pipeline.
  • Be able to liaise between heads on programming and design teams.
  • Optimise environments and establish technical boundaries with relevant teams.
  • Resolve material and collision issues.
  • Ensure all in-game assets meet specifications provided by all relevant departments and
  • are in-line with style guidelines.
  • Work with stylised lighting system to ensure cohesion across the board.
  • Act as a mentor for new or junior artists, as well as for all the members on the development team.
  • Help create the art for fun playable prototype games and develop them with the support of other team members.

What We Are Looking For:


  • 5 years industry experience as an artist working on game titles.
  • Shipped at least 2 titles.
  • Excellent hands-on knowledge of the Unity game engine.
  • Experience with Maya and Photoshop.
  • Worked on diverse titles and genres of game.
  • Excellent 3D modelling, texture and lighting knowledge.
  • Basic scripting knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Experience working with shader/material or procedural systems is a distinct advantage.
  • An ability to produce a multitude of assets including props and environments.


  • Strong all round portfolio showing concept to execution.
  • Strong background art and being able to demonstrate the fundamentals of art and visual
  • design, including composition and colour theory.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a good eye for quality is essential.
  • Technical understanding of game art asset production and creative production
  • processes to improve art pipelines.
  • A self-starter who is willing to observe potential pitfalls and to think quickly and help the
  • leadership team to solve problems.
  • A great team player with excellent communication skills and can collaborate, teach, and
  • learn from others.
  • Extremely organised with the ability to prioritise and coordinate other members of the art
  • team.
  • Have an ambition to learn and develop in their career.

What We Offer:

  • Flexitime policy; core working hours are between 10am to 4pm.
  • Enhanced parental leave.
  • 28 days holiday per year, inclusive of bank holidays.
  • Birthday bunk days.
  • Holiday entitlement increases with years of service, up to an additional 5 days.
  • Private medical, dental, and optical insurance scheme.
  • A competitive company pension scheme.
  • Regular team social events throughout the year (virtual and non-virtual).
  • Hardware is provided.
  • Company parking permit will be available if required.

Equal Opportunities

Milky Tea is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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Company Name
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