Senior Character Artist

Burnaby, British Columbia /
Art /
Permanent Full Time
/ Hybrid
Who is SkyBox Labs?

SkyBox Labs is a game development studio that works on some of the world’s most iconic games. Our projects include working as a co-developer on Halo Infinite, projects in the Minecraft Universe, supporting the development of Magic: The Gathering Arena, supporting development of Fallout 76, and developing unannounced titles including partner projects and internal IP. As one of Vancouver’s fastest-growing game studios, since our inception in 2011, SkyBox Labs has evolved from a group of 8 people developing independent projects to a team of over 200+ engineers, artists, designers, producers, and more.

Interested? Let's talk about who we're hiring for:

Looking to create a character that is revered by all? SkyBox Labs is excited to be adding a Senior Character Artist to our Pitch team. This Character Artist will be the first of its discipline on our growing team and will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the art in this game.

The person who is best fit for this role will be a well-rounded character artist who has strong experience with realistic humanoids in AAA games but doesn't shy away from animal or hard surface models either. They will enjoy the challenge and thrill that comes with original IP and will not be afraid to jump into this exciting journey with two feet.

This role has the opportunity to work in a flexible hybrid model from our Vancouver or Victoria studios or could be permanently remote.

A snapshot of your role:

    • Support a game team in all areas of character art modeling from beginning to end of development
    • Design and create high quality, fully textured 3D characters for a realistic game environment
    • Work heavily on humanoid characters; while participating on hard surface and animal models as needed
    • Partner with concept artists, tech art, and animation to reach viability goals while striving to create a lasting impact
    • Support the growth of the character art team through various means such as : participating in hiring, mentorship, leadership, or more

Sound like you? This is what we're looking for:

    • 5+ years experience working in 3D character modelling
    • Professional experience working on AAA games with realistic visuals
    • Proven experience creating top-quality realistic humanoid character models
    • Comfortable with various software including: Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter
    • Some professional experience working on hard surfaces
    • Nice-to-Haves:
    • Marvelous Designer
    • Comfort or familiarity being a lead or mentor
Please note, only those who submit a portfolio of 3D Character Art will be considered for the role. We are interested in seeing your versatility and realistic humanoid characters. We are also happy to view the diversity in your skill set, with proven skills in animal modeling, hard surface models, and other subspecialties.

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And here is why we think you'll love working at SkyBox Labs:

Our studio’s success can be attributed to our culture of empowerment, collaboration, and personal growth. 
At SkyBox Labs, you can contribute to industry-leading titles, from legendary AAA franchises to independent IP, without compromising on culture. As a rapidly growing independent company, we maintain a ‘small studio’ feel with our flat structure, leading with authenticity, and fostering connection.

We relentlessly support your growth and development. From team building through personal interest groups and clubs to studio-wide knowledge sharing through learning lunches, and more formalized programs like SkyBox U, we support our team every step of the way. 

One major thing that we’re proud of is that we’ve been able to grow to the studio that we are today while ultimately cultivating an environment of trust and mutual respect where you can thrive. We value our team members’ diverse backgrounds, hobbies, skills, and interests and we celebrate them! This is demonstrated through our broad spectrum of social clubs: Join our soccer team, fitness group, or one of our many D&D groups - you can even start your own!

Flexible Hybrid and Remote Work Models:

With the goal to provide the best possible work environment for all, the majority of our team is working in a flexible hybrid work model from Vancouver and Victoria. The opportunity to work permanently remotely across Canada is also available for certain designated roles.

SkyBox Labs is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace, dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

Only candidates that reside in Canada or are willing to relocate will be considered for this role. Additionally, although we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Learn more about us at http://skyboxlabs.com/