Character Artist

Aquent
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

As a Character Artist, you will work directly with the Art and Design team and other key stakeholders across disciplines to deliver the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with visual and/or design Leads to establish artistic style and ensure unified look and consistent quality across all characters
  • Strong technical knowledge to ensure assets are optimal for performance and memory
  • Strong 2D and 3D artistic skills with ability to visualize characters from concept to completion with minimal to moderate direction
  • Demonstrate a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment

Skills & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years of experience as Character Artist in games, experience in designing, developing, and shipping major game systems in a published game or entertainment, including film or television, with market or critical acclaim
  • Proficient in Maya or Max, ZBrush or Mudbox, and Photoshop or equivalent software
  • Demonstrated exceptional visual and technical understanding in sculpting, 3D modeling (both high & low-resolution characters), texturing, and material set-up, and creating ‘game ready’ characters

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with facial morph targets and a deep knowledge of facial expressions
  • Experience and/or education in sculpting and drawing realistic organic forms with an emphasis on human, biped and quadruped shapes
  • Excellent anatomical understanding
  • Experience creating both humans and creatures
  • Experience with Unreal Engine, Substance Painter and/or Marvelous Designer
  • Experience with skeleton/rig creation
  • Self-motivated and directed; able to act with a sense of agency and accountability
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

How to Apply

Please send resumes/portfolios to Jack at jcoleman@aquent.com

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit http://aquent.com.