Senior Character Artist

Art Santa Ana, California


Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sculpt high-resolution characters and assets, create clean game topology, UVs and textures
  • Work closely with the Art Director and concept artists to set and maintain high visual quality of character models
  • Ensure the character models are consistent with the defined visual style for the game
  • Participate in R&D efforts to develop new techniques and improve the art pipeline
  • Work collaboratively with other artists, designers and engineers on a daily basis
  • Work independently or in small groups to troubleshoot and provide solutions to production issues related to asset creation and migration across platforms
  • When necessary, engage in Outsourcing efforts by providing feedback through written or visual means to ensure external artists adhere to the internally established quality bar.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience:

  • 3+ years creating professional character assets in the video game industry
  • Shipped at least one AAA title or mobile video game as a Senior Character Artist
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating a strong understanding of anatomy, facial anatomy and how it applies to animation
  • Proficiency in Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Photoshop and Marvelous Designer
  • Proficient in the technical aspects of character art, troubleshooting and meeting aggressive performance targets
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Experience with Unreal Engine strongly preferred
  • Exceptional high-poly and low-poly modeling skills
  • Strong knowledge of materials and lighting
  • Experience working with outsourcing or external art vendors on at least one project

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in 3D Art or relevant industry experience