3D Character Artist

Housemarque
Helsinki, Finland
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Housemarque is looking for a 3D Character Artist for an unannounced AAA project!

As a 3D Character Artist your responsibility is to create game characters in wide range of roles, from protagonist characters to compelling NPC characters and all the way to weird and disgusting alien creatures and bosses. You have solid understanding on game character readability and ability to design characters to portray different gameplay requirements. You work closely with animators and riggers to ensure models deform correctly and achieve a high level of functionality and design aesthetics. You have an ability to meet deadlines under tight schedules, willingness to receive direction and work closely with a team.

Skills & Requirements

REQUIRED

  • At least 3-4 years of experience as game artist in a current generation console or a PC game project or at least one shipped title for any of the following platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Wii U, PC
  • Strong drawing, sculpting, and conceptualization skills with an ability to adapt to established styles
  • Advanced knowledge of human and animal anatomy
  • Advanced knowledge of Maya, Modo, Blender or any equivalent 3D modelling software
  • Understanding of clean edge flow and best practices for modeling for animation performance
  • Advanced sculpting experience with ZBrush
  • Advanced knowledge of retopology and baking maps
  • Solid experience in texturing characters and understanding of creating PBR textures
  • Proactive, actively participates in technical and artistic problem solving
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Not afraid of challenge and responsibility

PLUS SKILLS

  • Art degree (BA, MA, etc.)
  • Marvelous designer experience
  • Experience from facial animation, knowledge of making wrinkle maps
  • Experience with Unreal Engine

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

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About the Company


We have a track record of 20+ years of developing critically acclaimed games with tight gameplay, impeccable audiovisual execution, and technical excellence. No matter the genre, we want you to continue this tradition. It’s the perfect workplace for talented people with interest in self-development and a big passion for games.

Our company’s purpose is to:

  • Be a great workplace, where people can develop professionally and as a person as well
  • Develop games that bring joy and happiness to our gamers and fans

We offer:

  • Exciting and ambitious projects executed with the best tools
  • Over two decades of experience in video game development
  • Brilliant, diverse and empathetic colleagues to work with
  • Freedom, flexibility and openness in a collaborative culture
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere at our cozy Helsinki office
  • Competitive salary, benefits, healthcare, Nordic work-life balance
  • Tailored relocation package to help you get settled into Finland