Experienced/Senior 3D Character Artist – Character Team

Art Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Position at Hardlight

Experienced/Senior 3D Character Artist – Character Team

We are looking for a Character Artist to join the character team on our successful live F2P games.

You’ll be creating fun, vivid and efficient in-game character models alongside high-detailed marketing renders of your new creations. You love collaborating and helping drive forward new characters that will resonate with our large active community and millions of players - come and help our games reach their full potential!


  • Create low poly game characters and textures with a focus on efficient topology and UVs.
  • Create high poly and high detail character renders for marketing and game use
  • Take your render to final quality with post-render edits in Photoshop
  • Take equal ownership of the game characters. Collaborate with the animators, designers, engineers and VFX artists to deliver the best character experience for our games.
  • Export, test and iterate your characters in the game engine
  • Create additional art elements such as 3D icons and prop models when necessary.
  • Create presentation images of your characters for marketing purposes or review sign-off

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of 3D software such as 3D Studio Max, Maya, Blender, Zbrush etc...
  • Strong texturing skills in Substance Painter or Photoshop in PBR and non-PBR workflows
  • Able to skin and rig a character to a basic level for posing.
  • Ability to absorb, apply and give constructive feedback

Bonus experiences

  • Experience in setting up characters for rendering that demonstrates a solid understanding of lighting, materials and render settings in packages like V-Ray or Arnold
  • Experience with working in game engines like Unity or Unreal - Getting your art in and setting it up while also considering performance and technical constraints.
  • A good understanding of the human form/anatomy and structure/silhouette
  • A genuine interest in stylized characters and textures

A portfolio demonstrating your work is required

Why work at HARDlight?

  • You'll have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes life assurance, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • We offer competitive salaries so that you can stay motivated and focused on making HARDlight the best it can be
  • For gaming buffs, we offer free SEGA games on Steam and a home technology scheme, or if you’re more of a foodie, you can take advantage of fresh fruit, cereal & toast every day
  • Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership and ride to work scheme. You can find your zen with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy
  • We pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to ensure that you have a life outside of the office
  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue
  • Based in the ‘Heart of England' in stunning historic Royal Leamington Spa, with great connections to London & Birmingham
  • We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All applicants are welcome!