Senior Character Artist
Senior Character Artist
We're looking to build a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and always, always, always hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Character Artist to join our art team and help create stunning, memorable characters for our brand-new video game IP.
What you'll do:
Work with the Art Directors and the art team to create high-quality 3D characters and creatures that achieve our game's artistic vision and style
Build low and high-resolution models, organic and hard-surface, UVs, textures and materials in different styles
Partner with Animation, Tech Art and Engineering to ensure our characters function within our product and performance requirements, including gameplay, animation and rendering systems
Create high-resolution digital sculpts based on both concept art and collaborative brainstorming
Look Develop 3D characters from start to finish, including building custom material networks and lighting scenarios
Create hair and clothing models for characters using grooming, simulation tools and low-poly techniques
Help develop a scalable character pipeline, including outfit customizations, LODs, optimization and standardization of topologies across the game
Coordinate with R&D, Tech Art and Engineering to help create tools and techniques to improve character development, including use of machine learning and AI
Keep up to date with industry trends and new technologies, and apply this knowledge to improve the quality of the game's character assets and our creative pipeline
You will report to the Character Art Director
You are a great fit if:
You have 5+ years of experience in character art creation for AAA games
A clear understanding of human anatomy, proportion, silhouette and stylized character design
Visual and technical understanding in sculpting, 3D modeling and look development
You have experience building efficient mesh topologies for clean deformation and animation
Knowledge of Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Marvelous Designer, Photoshop and Unreal Engine
Knowledge of asset creation pipelines and workflows, including PBR and Toon shading
You are a natural collaborator, willing to share, mentor, and partner with other teams
You are passionate about gaming and have the ability to bring a unique perspective to character design in pursuit of enhancing the game experience
Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every single requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.
What we offer:
Annual salary range: 129k-220k
Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.
Great compensation package and equity
Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans
401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary
Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance
Spring Health mental health services
10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy
Remote-friendly team #LI-Remote
We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers
Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
About The Believer Company
Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.
We still think this is just the beginning.
We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.