Lead Character Artist

Starbreeze Studios
Stockholm, Sweden
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

In a FPS Co-op, it is great to have a variety of skills, but they count for nothing if the most crucial attribute is absent. Leadership. If you agree, then this might just be the job for you! Starbreeze is now looking for a Lead Character Artist to join our award-winning team in Stockholm.

As the outstanding communicator and organizer you are you will as the lead character artist be responsible for managing character art production, supervising the character art team and reviewing all character art content production towards AAA delivery. You will be an accomplished production-focused character artist with a proven track record in the game industry and an excellent creative and technical ability. To accomplish this you will work closely with Art Director, Art Manager and Producers to meet deadlines and product vision.

Job tasks:

  • Help the team technically and artistically to carry out the art director’s vision
  • Work closely with outsorcing managers and level designers to ensure that the worlds the artists build not only look good, but also are functional game play spaces
  • Ensure that art assets are delivered according to the product requirements
  • Support the development of employees in the team
  • Manage employees’ skills, and continue to develop processes, methods, and workflows

You have at least 5 years in the industry and a strong knowledge of the latest tools in game creation process (Substance, QUIXEL, Zbrush etc). You have the ability to lead teams and communicate fluently and efficiently with other departments. You communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.

Skills & Requirements

To be successful in this position you

  • Strong knowledge in Maya (or similar) and Photoshop
  • Strong Knowledge in PBR shading
  • Superb knowledge in normal map creation/baking process
  • Deep understanding of Game Engines and dedicated platforms budget requirements
  • Be able to inspire and motivate a large team of creative talent
  • Have excellent communication skills, including tact and diplomacy
  • Have conflict resolution and problem-solving skills


  • Your portfolio must be provided through a website

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Apply here!

About the Company

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Brussels and India, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze most recent games include PAYDAY 2®, John Wick VR shooter and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight.

Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, produced together with Acer. Together with wholly owned subsidiary Enterspace, Starbreeze further solidifies its presence in location based entertainment. StarVR can additionally be found at IMAX VR Centres in Los Angeles and New York.