Character Artist

Ready At Dawn
Irvine, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Ready At Dawn is looking for a Character Artist to join us in creating high profile original titles for both the VR and AAA console spaces.

Working together with the art leads, designers, and animators, the character artist is responsible for creating visually stunning 3d characters and interactive gameplay models that both closely capture the “look” and artistic style of the concept art, as well as efficiently satisfy all technical engine and animation requirements.

A successful candidate must demonstrate a strong understanding of sculptural form, anatomy, and a familiarity with and ability to work in a wide range of artistic styles. A high attention to detail and strong technical and artistic problem solving abilities are equally important for the position.

Skills & Requirements

Strong technical modeling skills (extremely clean mesh, uvs, and scene organization are a must)

  • Strong understanding of game character creation (retopology for ideal rigging deformation and to convincingly support normal maps)
  • Excellent communication and collabrative problem solving skills
  • Software: Maya, ZBrush, xNormal, Photoshop (or comparable programs)
  • Strong traditional sculpture, drawing, painting, and texturing skills are a plus

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please email your portfolio link(s) and resume to:

Your portfolio should include an exact breakdown of your specific contribution to the material submitted.

In the subject of your email, please write "Character Artist."

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About the Company

Ready At Dawn is looking for talented and passionate developers to help us push the boundaries of technology, gameplay, art, and story-telling. Our team is growing and we invite you to join one of the preeminent independent video game developers in the world.

The studio is currently in various stages of development on several exciting projects including a new AAA third-person action console title, based on a brand new original IP and the expansion of the award-winning Echo universe for Oculus Rift through our ongoing partnership with Oculus.

Ready At Dawn Studios® was founded in 2003 by senior members of Naughty Dog® and Blizzard Entertainment® with the goal of creating an independent game studio that makes great games within a fun working environment. We have created three of the best-selling and highest reviewed PSP games of all time in Daxter and God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta and have recently finished the visually stunning The Order: 1886 for the PS4 platform. Ready At Dawn’s technological innovations, its reputation for excellence in artistry and design coupled with experience in developing blockbuster franchises ensure the studio will continue to raise player expectations.