Senior Character Artist

Chatsworth
Art
Titanfall Team

Respawn Entertainment is an independent game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. We have since shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for both our Star Wars  and Titanfall development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking AAA games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.
 
We're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Senior Character Artist who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players. We're picturing someone who has a knack for bringing heroes and villains to life through their 3D artistry. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong grasp of organic subject matter and can nail realistic, high quality models and textures for everything from compelling human faces to costumes and gear. If this sounds like you, we're looking forward to seeing your resume!
 
What you'll do...
Create highly detailed and believable 3D character models and textures for use in-game.
Use exceptional modeling and texturing ability to create living, breathing characters with personality.
Assist in creation of character concepts.
Follow the direction of art leads. Collaborate with other departments such as animation and game design to make sure artwork fits within vision for gameplay and final execution.
Participate in research and development.
Serve as mentor for more junior level artists.
Conduct research for reference materials and tools.
Follow schedule and deliver assets on time.
 
Ideally, you'll have...
5+ years’ experience as a 3D artist.
Proactive self-starter.
Portfolio of highly detailed 3D art with a focus on character models subjects, highly realistic textures (skin, hair, worn fabric/accessories, etc.), accurate anatomy, detailed clothing, etc.
Portfolio should show quality, taste, and ability to hit a photorealistic/believable look.
Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya, Photoshop, and Zbrush.
Strong understanding of scale, proportion, and surface properties.
Strong understanding of human anatomy.
Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into engine.
Shipped AAA game/s a plus.
 
Benefits & Perks…
Here's a peek at some of what we offer: 
Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for health and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
Relocation assistance.
Paid vacation, post-project & holiday office closures, and sick days.
Company-sponsored team events: movie screenings, industry gatherings, and game launch parties to name a few.
Fun office parties throughout the year for employees, friends, and family.
Spacious modern campus with open work spaces and lots of daylight.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes available.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: marathons, hikes, biking, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.