Character Artist - New IP

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Creative Assembly’s award-winning team behind Alien: Isolation are exploring new frontiers with a brand-new and exciting First-Person Tactical Shooter IP.

We are looking for an experienced and accomplished character artist to make their mark on our new undisclosed IP, working with Creative Assembly’s multi-award-winning team and contributing to the creation of genre-defining games. The right candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent creative, technical and visual skill. You will be an accomplished artist with a passion for creating characters/creatures with the ability to produce stunning, high quality and efficient game content.

Please ensure you provide a portfolio along with your application.

Key Responsibilities 

As a Character Artist you will have a proven track record producing 3D character assets for AAA titles. You will be responsible for the creation of all character content, playable and non-playable characters.

Communication and collaboration are critical to the success of this role. You will be a proactive team player, working closely with cross-discipline teams to create high fidelity, believable, character content, work with technical animation team to create solid placeholder meshes that work within any rig restrictions as well as the technical art team, providing workflow improvement suggestions to improve productivity.  

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • All applicants should have an up to date portfolio
  • Exceptional Artistic ability
  • Demonstrable organic modelling ability
  • Developed understanding of contemporary workflows and processes
  • Expert knowledge of 3DS Max/Maya
  • Expert knowledge of Zbrush
  • Expert knowledge of Marvelous Designer
  • A practical, working knowledge of Substance Painter or Designer
  • A strong comprehension of PBR


  • Experience with current commercial games engines
  • Willingness to learn new tools and pipelines.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.