Experienced 3D Character Artist

Start: Immediately
Duration: Full Time or Contract
Location: Remote or Liverpool, UK

We are looking for a talented 3D Character Artist to create interesting, diverse human characters, and to help establish benchmarks & workflows for in-game character models.

Responsibilities

You have the skill and attention to detail to capture a character’s history and personality in your sculpts. You know what it takes to create vivid characters that still meet the needs of game design and animation. You can sculpt from reference materials, blueprints, concept art and photo-bash material.

You will work closely with our Art Director, Designers, Tech Artists and Animators to set  visual and technical benchmarks for in-game characters. You’ll develop outsource specifications for characters, then review and direct the quality of outsourced work so that standards are maintained.

Required Experienced

  • An understanding of how human characters express themselves through their physicality, clothing, expression and personal style
  • A high level of proficiency at sculpting, modelling, UV layout and texturing of characters
  • A portfolio of character models built using ZBrush / Maya / Mudbox, including examples of final game model
  • Experience in creating clean topology for character surface deformation
  • Documentation skills and the ability to communicate your processes to others
  • The ability to take direction but drive direction when required

Desired Experience

  • Understanding of the compromises and constraints inherent in the production of ingame art
  • Experience in Substance Painter or similar tools for creating ingame PBR materials
  • Expertise working on and developing in engine shaders
  • Experience in Unreal 4 Editor
  • Awareness of current industry trends and techniques
  • An understanding of historical and contemporary fashion and style
  • A demonstrable passion for the physical form

Important

For this position we will need to see a demonstration of your talents, so include links to any demos or projects that you’d like to show us.