Trainee Character Artist

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our multi-award winning Total War team as a Trainee Character Artist on our projects.

As a Trainee Character Artist, you will be mentored to develop your skills whilst working on our current Total War projects, giving the opportunity to gain insight on content from beginning to completion.

Key Responsibilities 

As Trainee Character Artist, you will create in-game character models from start to finish, with polished, working in-game models as the final goal. Working closely with your Character Art Lead, you will learn to work within set time constraints and to hit the high-quality benchmark required. You will take on board and implement feedback as appropriate.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • A portfolio showing an understanding of anatomy and clothing/prop modelling for games, including high and low poly modelling
  • Working knowledge of Max, Maya or similar
  • Working knowledge of Zbrush and Photoshop
  • Positive, can-do attitude


  • Some Knowledge of Marvellous Designer
  • Some knowledge of rigging and skinning
  • Proficiency with Quixel or Substance Painter

The traineeships will run for one year onsite at our studio in Horsham, West Sussex.

These traineeships are paid placements and all applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.

Please ensure you provide a portfolio along with your application.

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.