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Senior Character Artist


Remote / Virtual 8 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Senior Character Artist - (Open to Remote)

Your Platform

Toys for Bob, a collaborative team of stellar individuals that have inspired love, joy, and laughter through epic AAA entertainment for more than 30 years, is open to remote work! Our passion for developing award-winning games with diverse genres includes the Crash Bandicoot®, Call of Duty®, Overwatch®, Spyro®, Skylanders®, and Tony Hawk® franchises. We are constantly evolving and support our growing employees to be as innovative as they can be. Toys for Bob's experienced developers are looking for creative individuals ready to take on exciting and new projects. Join us!

Toys for Bob is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, visit us at www.toysforbob.com and @ToysForBob on Twitter.

Your Mission

As a Senior Character Artist, you will report directly to our Art Director. The ideal candidate will create high-quality, detailed, and stylized character art for today's generation of games.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Collaborate with our Art Director and Character Artists to meet technical and aesthetic expectations
• Create amazing characters that are efficient, built to scale, and satisfy budgetary requirements
• Iterate based on feedback and modify work based on direction
• Create efficient UV layout for texture maps, hard surfaces, and organic models
• Promote a positive work environment through high personal and performance standards
• Verify art asset performance and appearance in the game engine

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:
• 5+ years of proven experience in-game development as a Character Artist
• Proficiency in using Maya to create detailed characters to scale and accuracy
• Strong foundation and understanding of anatomy, drapery, and mechanical forms
• Ability to create detailed high poly models in Zbrush and Maya
• Solid understanding of UV coordinate space, texturing, and memory budgets
• Understanding of mesh topology and edge loops as it translates to efficient modeling practices for in-game characters
• Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Substance Painter to create hand-painted textures
• Experience in 3D character concepts and development process
• Proactive and work well in a large team environment with excellent interpersonal skills

Bonus Experience:
• Creative problem solver, motivated, and driven to face challenges
• Shipped 1 or more AAA titles.
• Solid understanding of art pipelines and how to get the most out of them
• Experience working among art, design, and engineering teams
• Ability to give useful critiques of character models as well as receive feedback and art direction
• BS/BA/BFA degree in graphic design, fine arts, digital arts or similar

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk1pxp-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.