Senior Character Artist – California, US

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Job Description

Senior Character Artist

Unbroken Studios – California, US

I'm working with Unbroken Studios, based within Los Angeles County, to find a talented Senior Character Artist! They're a team made up of 40+ veteran video game developers, who have worked on some of the biggest titles of the last twenty years (including blockbuster franchises such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, and God of War).

You will be moving into a fantastic, modern, open-plan studio that promotes collaborative working. The studio itself prides itself on a work hard, play hard mentality with BBQ and movie nights throughout the year. Who wouldn't want to have monthly BBQs in the sun?

Your day-to-day will include and involve the following:

  • Create AAA quality characters and creatures (sculpt, model, UV, textures, and materials)
  • Work closely with the development leads to ensure the visual target is always exceeded and stylistically consistent
  • Participate in technical and aesthetic problem-solving discussions for the entire project
  • Mentor junior artists by providing creative and technical training, guidance, and feedback

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed include:

  • High proficiency in Maya, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, and Substance Designer / Painter
  • 5+ years industry experience
  • Excellent high and low poly modeling skills
  • A portfolio demonstrating a range of character modeling styles
  • Fantastic texture and shader creation within a PBR pipeline
  • Strong knowledge of human/animal anatomy, materials, and garb
  • Solid grasp of color theory and lighting techniques for quality presentation and the best player experience
  • Competent with proprietary tools and development pipelines
  • Must be receptive to art direction and critiques from project art leads
  • Strong foundation in traditional art
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with producers, programmers, designers, as well as artists

The following will earn you BONUS POINTS:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Knowledge of rig creation and skinning of verts
  • Character and prop ideation and concept development skills
  • Scripting experience in Python or MEL
  • Background in portrait painting, photography or cinematography

Sound interesting? Want to learn more? Get in touch!

Call me on +44 (0)1709 834777 or email

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