Senior 3D Character Artist

Proletariat Inc
Boston, MA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We're currently looking for a Senior 3D Character Artist who can set a high bar for quality, consistency and visual appeal for characters in all of Proletariat’s game projects. The ideal candidate is a talented 3D Character Artist who creates brilliant, aesthetically pleasing work for the needs of gameplay, real-time performance metrics, artistic vision, and most of all - player appeal. This person has experience creating beautiful characters and other hero assets in 3D pipelines, can create work in a variety of styles, understands performance budgets for real time 3D, is a skilled communicator and loves taking ownership of projects. Applicants should submit a resume and current portfolio of work. Qualified applicants may be expected to complete an art test.


  • Collaborates with Art management, Concept Artists, Game Designers, Software Engineers and Product Managers to design and iterate on in-game characters and assets
  • Absolutely reliable for the timely creation of 100% technically solid art .
  • Works with tools in UE4 (or equivalent) and other 3D authoring software to create game assets from rough draft through production quality
  • Works with performance in mind to ensure that assets meet performance budgets.
  • Works with Project Management to maintain clear and consistent goals
  • Works in an organized manner. Can follow data structure and provide feedback.
  • Motivates peers toward excellence.
  • Generates and meets time estimates
  • Provide and manage feedback on assets from external vendors.

Skills & Requirements


  • 5+ years of experience creating and delivering high quality 3d art in an iterative, agile environment.
  • Understanding of traditional art principles including composition, design, shape language, and color theory
  • Solid understanding of facial topology and edge flow using traditional modeling techniques
  • Proficiency in sculpting and texture creation process from high resolution to game ready assets.
  • Experience creating character assets in a pipeline that includes; Zbrush, Maya, Photoshop, Substance Painter and UE4 (or equivalent)
  • Displays solid general skills in Maya and has developed at least one area of focus or specialization.
  • Can be relied upon to quickly learn new processes and software as dictated by project needs.
  • Has working knowledge of the games industry and keeps up with innovative games and games that set high visual bars.
  • Excited to improve visual skills, learn new techniques and applicable technology.
  • Self-directed, receptive to critique and feedback
  • Is considered a problem solver
  • Skinning/Rigging experience a plus
  • Substance Designer and Marvelous Designer experience a plus
  • Illustration/Concept Design experience a plus

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option
  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

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About the Company

Proletariat Inc. was founded in 2012 by a group of game-industry veterans from Harmonix, Turbine, and Insomniac who were hell-bent on pushing the boundaries of multiplayer games while demanding a level of quality unheard of for a small studio.

Our first major title, World Zombination, debuted in early 2015 as a coveted “Editor’s Choice” on the iOS App Store. On its way to attracting 4+ million players across the world, it went on to be named to Apple’s “Best of 2015” list and developed a reputation for AAA quality and depth to the mobile MMO landscape.

Today, we continue to work toward our studio's mission to deliver groundbreaking multiplayer titles focused on outstanding audience-first experiences. Our next AAA-quality game built on these principles is the currently in-development Spellbreak, a battle royale RPG with epic spellcasting that is now in Closed Beta.