Sr. Character Artist

Marina del Rey
Interactive – Interactive Art
Full Time
Skydance Interactive known for Archangel, a futuristic mech combat game in virtual reality and PWND, a high-flying, pulse-pounding, multiplayer rocket arena shooter is looking for a talented Senior Character Artist to join our small knit studio. Our ideal candidate will be well-versed in all aspects of character modeling development and will serve as a mentor to other artist. We believe that a small, focused, and dedicated team of talented people can create exceptional games.

Responsibilities:

    • Sculpt high-resolution characters and assets. Including clean game topology, UV’s and textures
    • Work closely with the Art Director and concept artists to set and maintain high visual quality of character models
    • Ensure the character models are consistent with the defined visual style for the game
    • Participate in R&D efforts to develop new techniques and improve the art pipeline
    • Work collaboratively with other artists, designers and engineers on a daily basis
    • Work independently or in small groups to troubleshoot and provide solutions to production issues related to asset creation and migration across platforms

Requirements:

    • 4+ years experience in the game industry and at least one shipped title as a Senior Character Artist
    • Proficiency in Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Photoshop skills
    • Proficiency in technical troubleshooting and meeting aggressive performance targets
    • Strong understanding of anatomy, facial anatomy and how it applies to facial animation
    • Experienced with PBR engines like idTech, CryEngine, Unreal, or Unity
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Experience with Unreal Engine strongly preferred
    • Familiarity with asset tracking and issue tracking tools such as Perforce and JIRA, a plus
    • Experience with both console and PC environment art creation, a plus
    • Experience working on projects in VR, a plus
    • Experience managing other artists, a plus
    • Traditional art skills (figure drawing, landscape, animals, painting, composition, perspective, etc.), a plus
    • BA, BFA or an equivalent professional certification, a plus
    • Authorized to work in the United States
    • All applicants must submit work samples in order to be considered
    • Link to portfolio or demo reel required
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, and interactive platforms.