Character Artist

Lake Forest, California, United States · Art expand job description ↓

Description

Turtle Rock Studios is an award-winning independent game developer best known for its work on AAA franchises like Left 4 Dead, Evolve, and Counter-Strike. We are a diverse team of inspired content creators, artists and engineers who share a passion for making fun, innovative games that gamers love to play.

Turtle Rock Studios is seeking a talented Character Artist to work on our top-secret AAA title. You will work closely with all team members to create realistic, believable and visually stunning characters and creatures. The ideal candidate will be a great team player who is self-motivated and can thrive in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities, include:

  • Work with the Art Director, Concept team, and Character team to develop high quality assets
  • Collaborate with concept artists on character development and take those assets all the way to completion
  • Work with designers and engineers to make visually stunning game art while maintaining good performance on next-gen platforms
  • Communicate effectively with the team to fulfill the visual goals of game assets

Requirements

  • Stunning portfolio that demonstrates expertise in modeling, including hard surface and organic assets
  • Experience modeling and texturing using Maya, Zbrush and Substance Painter
  • Exceptional sculpting ability in ZBrush as they relate to game art workflows
  • Proficiency in 2D art creation/manipulation packages, including but not limited to Photoshop
  • An understanding of all current generation production workflows as they pertain to character art production
  • Strong understanding of physically based shaders and rendering
  • A understanding of the human form/anatomy and structure/silhouette in respect of modeling
  • Ability to create and manipulating texture maps and excellent understanding of the value of UV space
  • A great team-player: Self-motivated with good communication skills
  • Able to accurately follow common goals and tasks whilst working under own initiative

  • Bonus, if you have:

  • Strong traditional art foundations: including but not limited to figure drawing, concept art and illustration
  • A passion for games
  • Shipped one or more major titles on multiple Current New Gen/PC platforms as a Character Artist
  • Experience with AAA First or Third Person action titles a big plus
  • Familiarity with source control and asset tracking tools such as Perforce and JIRA a plus

Benefits

Some of the benefits and perks our employees get to enjoy, include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% healthcare coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Generous time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Career Improvement Program
  • Pet friendly office
  • Fully stocked kitchens, sponsored food trucks, and more
  • Discounts on products and services

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Do you have Experience modeling and texturing using Maya, Zbrush and Substance Painter?
Do you have exceptional sculpting ability in ZBrush as they relate to game art workflows?
Are you proficient in 2D art creation/manipulation packages, including but not limited to Photoshop?
Do you have an understanding of all current generation production workflows as they pertain to character art production?
Do you have a strong understanding of physically based shaders and rendering?
Do you have an understanding of the human form/anatomy and structure/silhouette in respect of modeling?
Do you have the ability to create and manipulating texture maps and have an excellent understanding of the value of UV space?
Are you a great team-player?
Are you able to accurately follow common goals and tasks whilst working under own initiative?
Do you have strong traditional art foundations: including but not limited to figure drawing, concept art and illustration?
Do you have a passion for games?
Have you shipped one or more major titles on multiple Current New Gen/PC platforms as a Character Artist?
Do you have experience with AAA First or Third Person action titles?
Are you familiar with source control and asset tracking tools such as Perforce and JIRA?
Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States?
Will you now, or in the future require Turtle Rock Studios to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)?