CAREERS

We are a busy creative agency dedicated to providing fresh and original ideas for our clients. The range of work is vast and varied and we are a friendly and talented bunch to work with. On top of all that we offer competitive salaries and a great range of benefits including:

  • Working within one of London's most unique and inspiring creative hubs
  • Friendly comfortable and sociable work atmosphere in an open-plan studio
  • Cross company opportunities to develop and grow a wide range of multidisciplinary skills
  • Friday beer

Don't see the role you're looking for? We are always on the look out for like-minded and talented individuals to join the team. Feel free to send speculative CV's and Portfolios to people@squintopera.com.

VACANCIES

REAL TIME TECHNICAL ARTIST

 

Being the link between artists and developers, with a background in both disciplines, the Technical Artist ensures integration between the artistic vision of a project and the technical development making it a reality

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working closely with CG Supervisor and Digital Supervisor to successfully integrate design and programming aspects of projects in real time environments
  • Advising on the possibilities and setting up systems and processes for creating and developing interactive real time environments
  • Supporting the Producer, advising on technical issues regarding visual design and contributing creative ideas

  • Identifying bottlenecks and limitations in the pipeline

  • Helping the studio workflow to move towards real-time production

  • Researching and developing new techniques, implementing the best ones and training others on these

  • Identifying where custom tools could be used to improve processes

 

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Proficient in Unreal (Blueprints, Datasmith, transfer of assets from multiple softwares)

  • Basic working knowledge of Unity an advantage

  • At least 3 years relevant experience with real-time 3D environments

  • Experience in building for VR an advantage

  • Architectural Visualisation experience required

  • Thorough understanding of developing pipelines and processes

  • Strong creative background

PERSON  SPECIFICATION

  • Strong communication skills, keeping in touch with colleagues across multiple sites

  • Able to confidently communicate creative needs to technical personnel and vice versa

  • Experience in scoping projects and reliably estimating required production time

  • Passionate about real time 3D, AR and VR

  • Ability to understand conflicting viewpoints and resolve issues

  • Approachable, flexible, adapts well to changing priorities

  • Perseverance when faced with difficulties

 

Please send your application to people@squintopera.com
Salary Banding TBC
Department CG

Please include a CV, your portfolio/showreel and any links to your work online
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Senior Producer

This role will involve project managing a broad range of projects from content to interactive software. You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with our clients including major international developers, architects, cultural institutions, visitor attractions and brands. The producer will be responsible for delivering large and small scale projects according to brief, timelines and budget, managing both creative and technical teams in house and externally. 

Main responsibilities 

  • Inspires a high performance culture and communicates a clear sense of direction and expectations
  • Establishes strong client relations and is the central point of contact for designated projects, attending all client meetings to guide and manage production progress
  • Responsible for project budgets between £100k and £2m+
  • Plans working schedules and resources in line with production milestones; actively monitoring productivity and quality of output daily
  • Regularly updates and manages projects via Squint Opera’s online production tools including G-docs, F-track and Smartsheets
  • Ensures project milestones and delivery dates are met
  • Leads project reviews and team meetings
  • Plans studio and location shoots in the UK and internationally including crewing, kit hire, location permissions, talent bookings and scheduling
  • Attends meetings, workshops and shoots internationally
  • Contract and manage contractors and external collaborators based in the UK and overseas
  • Assess project briefs with HOP and Directors to establish initial pitch presentation ideas and creative/technical concepts
  • Creation of quotes and contracts for new business

Leadership and Management

  • Leads a range of complex and fast-paced projects and remains organised, calm and in control under pressure
  • Motivates internal and external teams, balancing the needs of creative staff and project requirements
  • Flexible, can-do attitude. Adapts quickly and well to changing priorities
  • Takes decisions which have a substantial impact on the achievement of production objectives. Carefully considers the effect on quality of output
  • Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a leader and role model
  • Is passionate about film, creative and digital content creation
  • Strikes the balance between creative and practical thinking
  • Manages client relationships and ensures expectations are managed and met

Qualification/ Experience

Required

  • Demonstrable experience (5+ years) within a relevant agency/production environment
  • Experience managing complex and high profile projects
  • Experience managing diverse and creative artist teams
  • Experience managing large project budgets
  • Experience with project management tools / software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Organised and efficient
  • Experience with Google docs
  • Advanced Microsoft Office suite
  • Degree qualified in a relevant field

Desirable 

  • Experience managing digital teams and an understanding of software development
  • Experience organising large scale shoots in the UK and internationally
  • Understanding of the cultural market
  • Familiarity with F-Track
  • Familiarity with Smartsheets
  • Indesign and photoshop skills

Please send your application to people@squintopera.com

Please include a CV, your portfolio/showreel and any links to your work online

In the subject line please include your full name and the role you are applying for and salary expectations
If some of the work in your portfolio was done by a group of people please list your direct contributions to the final piece

Creative Director

 

An experienced creative director with great imagination and leadership qualities.
Storytelling and good design skills are essential components of creating beautiful and engaging work.
Working alongside the executive creative director, interfacing with clients and production teams means interpreting and translating briefs into creative visions that fulfill our internal creative ambitions, meet our clients objectives and inspire audiences.

You:

Demonstrates intellectual rigour, possesses relevant abilities and able to pick up new skills quickly

  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly to clients
  • Flexible can-do attitude. Adapts well to changing priorities
  • Ability to have a positive impact on others and communicate openly and directly to individuals or groups at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships with production and departments
  • Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a leader and role model
  • Takes decisions which have a substantial impact on the achievement of production and quality objectives
  • In depth knowledge of technical and creative aspects of the work and ability to reconcile these
  • Ability to understand conflicting viewpoints and resolve issues
  • Approachable, flexible, adapts well to changing priorities.
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Perseverance when faced with difficulties
  • Confident and decisive
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail, high quality standards
  • Enthusiastic about learning and sharing with team-mates
  • Help to foster an atmosphere in which creative innovation can take place.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing creative treatments.
  • Developing Storyboards
  • Ability to develop and oversee different treatment types
  • Collate reference imagery and films for production team
  • Defining and resolving creative ideas before communicating to the production team to ensure efficiency of production resource
  • Ability to translate briefs into high quality and achievable creative visions with the budget.
  • Ensuring that all the clients’ objectives are met or exceeded
  • Oversee the execution of the approved creative direction throughout the production process and working with the production teams to bring this vision to life
  • Jointly responsible (alongside the Producer) to ensure internal and external deadlines & reviews are met, attending all project reviews.
  • Review shots on Ftrack and  provide internal comments
  • Responsible for art directing film and still shoots where necessary
  • Attending client meetings and involved in client correspondence during production
  • Provide ideas and brief references to our music provider

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Demonstrable senior experience (8+ Years) with a creative agency or production environment
  • Previous experience of leading teams, both directly and indirectly.
  • Expert knowledge of adobe creative suite, with a focus on moving image, including editing
  • Adaptable to different creative approaches.
  • Experience with film and photography shoots
  • Knowledge of CG software and workflow to achieve creative goals and express vision to production team

Please send your application to people@squintopera.com

Please include a CV, your portfolio/showreel and any links to your work online

In the subject line please include your full name and the role you are applying for and salary expectations
If some of the work in your portfolio was done by a group of people please list your direct contributions to the final piece

PIPELINE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

 

We are looking for an experienced Pipeline Technical Director
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical advice and support for artists
  • Collaborate with production and CG supervisors to design, implement new tools and workflows and improve current pipeline
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the current pipeline
  • Manage installed software and git source code repositories
  • Provide updates on pipeline development status and notifies of any upcoming production risks
  • Conduct research and recommend workflows that will improve efficiency
  • Maintaining documentation workflow

 

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous experience of pipeline programming in ArcViz, VFX or game industry
  • Strong programming experience in Python
  • Experience using FTrack or Shotgun API
  • Skilled GUI development with the Qt application framework
  • Experience of using REZ as a package manager
  • A working knowledge of Git or SVN
  • Clear working knowledge of VFX software API’s and data-formats (Max, Maya, Nuke, Arnold, Alembic, etc.)
  • Ability to work to prioritise production tasks in a frequently changing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

 

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics or other related fields
  • Working knowledge of the Deadline API
  • Experience using MaxScript
  • Good knowledge of VRay, Arnold or other renderer
  • Previous experience using SQL or other types of Database
  • General understanding of networking and performance issues that arise with automated tools

 

Please send your application to people@squintopera.com
Please include a CV, your portfolio/showreel and any links to your work online
In the subject line please include your full name and the role you are applying for and salary expectations
If some of the work in your portfolio was done by a group of people please list your direct contributions to the final piece

PRODUCER

 

We are searching for an inspiring individual to join our team as a hands-on Producer. Working within the Architecture division, across projects that bridge a wide range of
multimedia projects, techniques and styles.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creation of quotes and allocation of resources for new business.
  • Communicates a clear sense of direction and purpose
  • Inspires a high performance culture and communicates purpose and expectations
    clearly.

  • Establish strong client relations and act as the central point of contact for designated
    projects

  • Attend client meetings with relevant director/team member as required.

  • Ensure clients are aware of feedback dates and help guide them on the kind of
    feedback SO requires

  • Liaise with the client and project teams, to obtain necessary information on time and
    to answers any queries that may arise from either parties

  • Assess project briefs with HOP and Creative Directors to establish initial pitch
    presentation ideas and creative/technical concept.

  • Ensure each project is staffed according to schedule and budget and provide regular
    updates to HOP and management teams

  • Plan working schedules and resources in line with production milestones and budget
    and respond quickly when changes arise

  • Regularly update and manage projects via a selection of online production tools,
    planning ahead to mitigate any potential pitfalls

  • Provide production schedules to team members and ensure teams are aware of
    deliverable dates

  • Actively monitor productivity and quality of output daily

  • Organise and liaise with contractors and external collaborators where needed

  • Ensure project milestones and delivery dates are met

  • Lead project reviews and team meetings

  • Create deadlines and stick to them

 

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Is passionate about the built environment, art and architecture

  • Sets standards of behaviour and acts as a leader and role model

  • Approachable, flexible attitude, adapts well to changing priorities

  • Strikes the balance between creative and analytical thinking

  • Planning and Organising – leads a range of complex and simple projects, involving significant production effort and resources

  • Takes decisions which have a substantial impact on the direction and/or achievement of production objectives. Carefully considers the effect on the perceived quality of output

  • Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations

PERSON  SPECIFICATION

  • Demonstrable experience (3-5 Years) within the Project Management in a Creative Agency environment
  • Degree Qualified in relevant field

Please send a CV and covering letter to people@squintopera.com

CREATIVE DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

 

We are looking for a digital creative to join a small and friendly team at the start of an exciting new venture working exclusively with a range of exciting children’s brands.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Campaign Ideation and Management
  • Working alongside the Head of Digital Marketing and wider team to produce
  • ideas and strategies for innovative multi-channel communication campaigns in accordance with the marketing strategy. Working with the Head of Digital Marketing to devise and implement a schedule of communications across all channels.
  • Bring campaign ideas to life through storytelling across a range of media.
  • Ensure brand consistency and tone of voice across all campaigns.

Email Marketing

  • Creating copy and imagery and customising templates for email communications.
  • Working alongside the Head of Customer Data to develop messaging for automated communications.
  • Working with the Marketing Analyst to understand the impact of campaigns and test and optimise ideas.

Social Media

  • Helping develop ideas for social media campaigns such as competitions, product promotions, memes, behind-the-scenes stories, activities and games.
  • Working with the team to keep the social media calendar updated.
  • Post, schedule and moderate content across social media.
  • Engaging with brand audiences on a day-to-day basis.
  • Scheduling social media content: predominantly Facebook but also Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
  • Writing copy for social media and email campaigns according the the brand tone of voice.
  • Finding and working with influencers.
  • seasonal content, memes, product promotions, competitions, games and activities.

Advertising

  • Helping to brainstorm fresh ideas for digital advertising campaigns.
  • Writing copy for campaigns based upon brand value propositions.
  • Editing ad campaign templates.
  • Working with digital advertising agency to implement campaigns.
  • Some basic video editing would be useful to help with the creation and editing of short video advert campaigns.

CMS Management

  • This includes banners, laying out illustrations and photography and creating templates to keep a consistent theme and visual language.
  • Overseeing quality and SEO optimisation across website pages. This involves creating and editing graphics for product pages within templates and keeping copy up to date according to brand guidelines.
  • Organising product photographs according to consistent style guidelines. Using a lightbox and working with photographers to organise product photoshoots.
  • Organising short video clips of children using products for use in advertising and on product pages.
  • Some basic html and css skills would be beneficial for developing email templates and bespoke landing pages.

Strategy

  • Supporting the head of marketing in developing strategy, particularly in terms of content and social media strategy.
  • Helping to develop messaging and online value propositions together with the Head of Marketing and Head of Customer Data.

QUALIFICATION/EXPERIENCE

  • At least two years experience working in a marketing related role.
  • Be happy working in a metrics focused working environment.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • An excellent copywriter and editor
  • Competent graphic design and video editing skills preferable.
  • Knowledge of web technologies would also be beneficial.
  • Able to adapt tone of voice and write for different brands.
  • Competent working in Adobe Suite software. Able to edit imagery and create graphics from template files and brand guidelines.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • An experienced social media manager, able to manage accounts across several channels.
  • A basic understanding of html, css and javascript would be beneficial but not required.

PERSON  SPECIFICATION

  • Demonstrable experience (minimum of 2 years)
  • Degree Qualified in relevant field

Please send a CV and covering letter to people@squintopera.com

3D Generalist

 

We are looking for an experienced 3D artist to join our London Architecture team.

You:

  • Highly skilled in all aspects of 3D with strong artistic flair
  • Comfortable leading small teams productively, including guiding more junior artists
  • Strive for excellence in your work.
  • Have a passion for architecture and other areas of design with experience in high-end rendering techniques and post production workflow for stills and film
  • Have a good understanding of set extension and the process of incorporating 3D in live action.
  • Vital to have a good eye for image composition, light moods, style and a natural visual storytelling ability
  • Ability to work within a creative team where all opinions are valued and respected.
  • Understand and actively contribute to creating effective workflows, understanding the value of creating efficient clean models/scenes/shots that can be handed off to another 3d team member without frustration.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Creative problem-solving ability and multitasking, especially within complex 3D scenes
  • Eager to learn new software and tools, and able to assess every new challenge with an open mind and creativity

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Modelling/texturing/lighting/rendering and animation of 3d architectural scenes.
  • Camera setup for architectural CGIs.
  • Reporting to Head of 3D
  • Acting as the lead 3d artist on stills and/or animation projects
  • Taking responsibility for all 3d elements of a project for its duration, ensuring quality or workflow and result.
  • Leading and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of 3d artists and maintaining quality throughout the project

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Extensive, proven experience working with 3DS Max and VRay for both stills and animations
  • Experience working in architectural visualisation
  • Experienced in Photoshop
  • Additional 3d skills (particles, dynamics, etc) would be beneficial
  • Basic compositing skills (Nuke, After Effects, Fusion)
  • Real time experience and low poly assets workflow beneficial

 

Please send your application to people@squintopera.com

Please include a CV, your portfolio/showreel and any links to your work online

In the subject line please include your full name and the role you are applying for and salary expectations
If some of the work in your portfolio was done by a group of people please list your direct contributions to the final piece