Lead 3D Character Artist

Bluepoint Games
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Bluepoint Games is looking for a LEAD 3D CHARACTER ARTIST to join our team on a full-time basis. We have a full team of talented Character Artists ready for a Lead to help raise their collective talent in creating unique assets for AAA titles. We’re looking for an individual with extensive game development experience who possesses exceptional talent and a true passion for creating cutting edge character art.

Please note: This is not an entry-level or mid-level position. Please only apply if you have previous experience successfully leading a Character Art team.


  • Lead by example - Create high-quality, game-ready character models

  • Inspire and mentor the Character Team to create the highest quality worlds

  • Develop, learn, and teach the latest techniques and technologies

  • Manage the Character Art team’s day-to-day activities

  • Sculpt detailed geometry with the highest quality standards

  • Retopologize sculpts to game ready poly counts, UV layouts, and animatable geometry

  • Create PBR textures sets for realistic materials

  • Maintain functionality and animation ability throughout the model iteration process

  • Maintain the Art Director’s vision through feedback and communication

  • Collaborate with Production to organize, schedule, and manage the Character Art team’s day-to-day activities

Skills & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • A portfolio reflecting high-quality game art

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the games industry with at least one AAA shipped title as a Lead 3D Character Artist (excluding academic projects)

  • Proven sculpting skills in ZBrush and knowledge of Maya

  • Understanding of character skeleton and skinning techniques

  • A proven knowledge of PBR material workflows

  • Full understanding of Substance Painter and Photoshop for texturing

  • Extensive insight of game workflows and pipelines

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to work onsite at our facility in Austin, TX

The ideal candidate shall also have:

  • Familiarity with Allegorithmic Substance Designer.

  • Drawing/painting skills to help convey ideas.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements specified above and you feel the potential calling you, please email your resume and materials to jobs@bluepointgames.com. Include “LEAD 3D CHARACTER ARTIST” and your name and in the subject line.

If you currently reside outside of the US, please state whether you are legally authorized to work in the US.

About the Company

The Bluepoint team is preparing for our next remake of a classic. Want to be part of creating something special, a game millions of gamers are eagerly anticipating?

Bluepoint Games is a small studio with big ideas, always looking for elite game development talent to join our family. If you too stand for quality and attention to detail, then join us in delivering nothing less than the games fans want to play.

Since our inception in 2006, Bluepoint Games has worked on many critically acclaimed franchises such as God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Flower, Gravity Rush, Titanfall, and Uncharted.

For these reasons and many others - Hill Country, lakes, and live music; an inspired university town with a thriving high-tech industry and creative community - we proudly call Austin home. We're confident you'll love it here too!