Character / Creature Artist - Total War

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We are looking for a talented character /creature artist to work on the ‘Total War: Warhammer’ franchise.

The right candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent creative, technical and visual skill. You will be an accomplished artist with a passion for creating believable characters/creatures with the ability to produce stunning, high quality and efficient game content.

Key Responsibilities 

You will work closely with the current team to create both characters and creatures; utilising the entire character creation pipeline, implementing characters into the current game engine and using the existing shader system to ensure they are displayed correctly in game.

You will also work with members external to the character team, such as the animation/technical animation team to create solid placeholder meshes that work within any rig restrictions as well as the technical art team, providing workflow improvement suggestions to improve productivity.

Finally, you will also deal with general housekeeping (bugs, file structure clean up, etc) and potentially providing support to other teams within the company should they need it.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • All applicants should have an up to date portfolio that showcases a complete game ready character workflow (From sculpt to final textured asset). This should include texture sheets and wireframes of your assets
  • Strong organic sculpting ability
  • Strong hard surface modelling ability
  • Understanding of the PBR texturing workflow
  • Experience of one full game development cycle
  • A good knowledge of human anatomy
  • Strong knowledge of industry standard tools, such as Max/Maya, Photoshop and Zbrush.
  • A team player, able to take advice and feedback from their colleagues in a respectable manner


  • Interest and experience with the Total War franchise

Please submit a Portfolio/ Showreel link with your application to be considered for this role

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.