Character Artist

Insomniac Games
Burbank or Durham, CA or NC, USA
Job type: Other

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Job Description

Insomniac Games is searching for its next great Character Artist to create models, textures, and shaders for characters and other key assets in our projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintains consistent style under the direction of the Art Director
  • Creates models, textures, and shaders for characters, vehicles, weapons, and props
  • Uses advanced knowledge of human and animal anatomy to ensure that models achieve a high level of functionality and design aesthetics
  • Checks character assets in context in the game to identify scale and design issues
  • Optimizes models and shaders.
  • Actively participates in technical and artistic problem solving
  • Works closely with animators and riggers to ensure models deform correctly and are functional
  • Solves problems with visual design; fills in the gaps between concept art and modeling
  • Meets with other character artists to discuss style and technique and maintains visual consistency
  • Other duties may be required

Skills & Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree (B.F.A.) from a four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Solid understanding of Photoshop, Maya and Z-brush, Mudbox or equivalent.
  • Solid understanding of generating normal maps from high poly models.
  • Understanding of node-based shader networks, Marvelous Designer, and Substance Painter (Designer)a plus.
  • Understanding of source control with Perforce or the equivalent.

Other Skills: Skilled at drawing, sculpting, and conceptualization skills with an ability to adapt to established styles. Understanding of clean edge flow and best practices for modeling for animation performance. Knowledge/ understanding of human and animal anatomy. Strong traditional painting skills in both stylized and photorealistic styles. Ability to meet deadlines under tight schedules. Willingness to receive direction and work closely with a team.

Please note: This is a project hire role, we anticipate the length of the project to be about 12 months.

How to Apply

Please note: This is a project hire role, we anticipate the length of the project to be about 12 months.

If this is the opportunity that you have been looking for, we'd like to hear from you. Please use the link below to submit your application.

 https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1155951&d=External&r=5000565270006#/ 

Thanks!

About the Company

Insomniac Games has created and developed award-winning video game franchises across multiple platforms for 25 years, selling more than 70 million games along the way. We’re best known for developing the PlayStation®4 smash-hit, Marvel's Spider-Man (2018), and creating iconic PlayStation franchises such as Spyro the Dragon (1998), Ratchet & Clank (2002) and Resistance (2005). With studios in Burbank, Calif. and Durham, NC, Insomniac has earned 20 local, regional, state and national awards for our workplace culture. You can learn more about us at https://insomniac.games.