Lead Character Artist

DICE Los Angeles
Playa Vista, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We are DICE Los Angeles 

Our mission is to create world class entertainment and we work in a manner that is different from the rest of the industry. We believe that our games reflect the means by which they are produced. The ones that are crafted in an inspiring climate have qualities that resonate to gamers. At DICE LA, you will be empowered to have a creative stake in everything you do. We have a flat creative hierarchy where everyone is a game maker, no matter what they do. We also firmly believe that in order to achieve peak performance one must have a balance between work and personal life.

We want this to be the studio where you do the best work of your career.

We are seeking a Lead Character Artist who is passionate about creating high quality, realistic characters and is eager to join us in our drive to push quality to the next level.

Responsibilities:

As a Lead Character Artist, you will be responsible for:

Work task examples:

  • Sculpt high-resolution characters
  • Create clean game topology, UV’s and textures
  • Collaborate with Production to organize, schedule, and manage the character art team’s day to day activities
  • Assist in character concept and design
  • Work with Art Director to drive and maintain high visual quality of character models
  • Partner with engineers and tech artists to develop an effective character art pipeline
  • Mentor the internal and external character teams through verbal and written feedback
  • Communicate the visual design and development of the characters through art specifications, style guides and reference material
  • Deliver feedback to outsourcing partners

Skills & Requirements

Skills We Look For:

  • Previous character lead experience within a game production environment
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, weight and silhouette
  • Strong Maya or similar 3D modeling software
  • Expert sculpting skills using Zbrush
  • Expert knowledge of PBR texture/material workflows
  • Experience with Marvelous designer
  • Experience with photogrammetry
  • Understanding of rigging and skinning
  • Military gear & hardware knowledge a plus
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Passion for collaboration with other artists, designers, and programmers
  • Critical eye for detail

Benefits

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives on creativity and individuality.

Next Steps

As part of the application process we might ask you to perform a practical work test. Apply online with a combined resume and portfolio.

How to Apply

Ccontact our recruiter, Rebecca davis- rdavis@ea.com

Apply on line here: http://gr.8job.co/RSzlwyqY

About the Company

DICE is the award-winning developer of the Battlefield franchise and games like Mirror’s Edge and Star Wars Battlefront. The studio houses a riot of vigor, hunger and passion for creating games. Innovation is part of the DICE DNA, whether it is creating new games or trying out innovative business models. People come to DICE to change our industry and to make unique, fun and innovative entertainment.

We are DICE Los Angeles

Our mission is to create world class entertainment and we work in a manner that is different from the rest of the industry. We believe that our games reflect the means by which they are produced. The ones that are crafted in an inspiring climate have qualities that resonate to gamers. At DICE LA, you will be empowered to have a creative stake in everything you do. We have a flat creative hierarchy where everyone is a game maker, no matter what they do. We also firmly believe that in order to achieve peak performance one must have a balance between work and personal life.