Senior Character Artist

Austin, TX
Entertainment – Games
Rooster Teeth Games is looking for an experienced Character Artist who can bring their knowledge, creativity and experience to a fast-paced, dev environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong 3d modeling/texturing background, multiple game credits and a passion for shipping high quality products with a fun, collaborative team.

Rooster Teeth Games is a small, collaborative team with a good mix of industry veterans and new recruits. Our number one goal is to create high quality games that excite and inspire our worldwide audience. Think you have what it takes to join our crew?  Check out the job details below:


    • From 2D concept to final 3D asset; character artists sculpt high resolution meshes, retopologize them into game-ready assets, layout UVs, paint textures, and create materials ready for Unreal Engine 4
    • Create clean, deformable meshes setup properly for animation/rigging that also meet performance targets for the game engine
    • Create believable, memorable characters loaded with personality and style
    • Take an existing character design and create multiple variants for player customization
    • Ability to work in different styles and interpret art direction; filling the gaps between concept art and modeling
    • Work with external contractors (outsourcing) to ensure a consistent style and mesh requirements across all characters


    • 2+ years professional game production experience in a Senior Character Artist role
    • Shipped at least 2 game titles from pre-production to final release (preferably a AAA console or PC title)
    • Impressive portfolio showing a wide variety of character models and textures (humans, creatures, robots, etc) and styles (realistic to stylized)
    • Strong knowledge of Maya, Zbrush, Substance, Photoshop, and Unreal
    • Solid understanding of Physically Based Rendering (PBR) tools and techniques
    • Working knowledge of Perforce (or source control equivalent)
    • Ability to concept character designs a BIG plus
    • Flexible & adaptable to new tools, environments, and unexpected challenges
    • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques
    • Positive team-oriented attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive and self-motivated (comfortable working without direct supervision)
    • Must be comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team
    • Must be able to accept critique of your work and have the ability to embrace change
    • Must have a sense of humor

Benefits + Perks:

    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • Use what you need time-off
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Catered meal on Mondays
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more