Senior Character Artist - Total War Arena

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Our Total War: Arena team are looking for a passionate and talented senior character artist with a passion for creating believable characters with the ability to produce stunning, high quality, efficient, real time game content.

Sharing knowledge and skills are important for this role and there will be a strong element of mentoring associate character artists and trainees on the project. The right candidate for this role will be a highly accomplished artist; creatively, technically and visually.

Key Responsibilities

You will be a key member of the team and create highly detailed, believable 3D character models and textures for use in-game. You will own character models from conception to final game model and work to schedule in producing and delivering of character assets on time.

Working closely with our animation, design and technical departments, you will collaborate to meet the gameplay and technical requirements. You will also be proactive in seeking out opportunities to identify and deal with issues before and as they arise. You will work with the team to help establish and maintain the character workflow and pipeline and assist the project Character Lead with contractors/outsourcing as required.

You will also help mentor, develop and support junior level artists on the project.

Skills & Requirements


  • At least two shipped AAA titles
  • Proven experience implementing game characters
  • In-depth understanding of human and animal anatomy
  • Expert use of industry standard tools, such as Max/Maya, Photoshop and Zbrush
  • Expert low and high poly modelling and texturing
  • Good understanding of game topology, including edge flow and correct mesh creation for animation
  • Knowledge of games development pipelines
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work efficiently within a team
  • Comfortable working quickly within an agile development process


  • Marvellous Designer and Substance Designer/Painter experience beneficial
  • Formal art training
  • All round art ability
  • Love of games
  • Interest in history

Note: Applications for this role must include a portfolio/showreel (or link to a portfolio/showreel). Applications that do not have this information will not be considered.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

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About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and based in the heart of West Sussex, UK. 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®, 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 450, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.