Full Time Job

Senior Character Artist

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-12-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

We push artistic talent to the limit with our team of world-class artists from environment, character animation, FX, and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for Senior Character Artists to join our team working on Fortnite. In this role you will create top-quality characters for use in gameplay, cinematics, and marketing material.

In This Role You Will
• Create characters, enemies, and statues for environments based on direction from the project Art Director and input from the game design team
• Based on visual style from the Art Director, collaborate on the visual style and ensure our designs are of the Epic quality bar.
• Help Epic push the visual envelope by creating stunning and inspiring characters
• Create and iterate unique and stunning designs within a determined production schedule
• Create alternate skin designs for approved hero characters
• Partner with other departments such as Character Design or Modeling team, to ensure the concept designs work within the project workflow

What We're Looking For
• Experience designing slick, detailed, modern, forward looking characters
• A mind for technical function and aesthetic pursuit with an ability to balance creativity with function
• Ability to work within gameplay design restraints (environment scale, character abilities, prototype function, etc.) and translate those restrictions into visuals that enhance the experience
• Experience creating mechanical designs
• Ability to prototype in 3D, work directly with the 3D artists, and knowledge of 3D software
• Strong traditional drawing skills and knowledge of the human anatomy
• Strong understanding of color theory and how color affects mood & focal points
• Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
• Experience with the Unreal Engine
• You're user-focused, passionate, scrappy, solutions-focused, and innovative. These traits equal success at Epic and influence everything we do

This position is open in multiple locations across North America including (but not limited to):

Cary, NC

Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco, CA

New York City, NY

Austin, TX

Seattle, WA

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj9242-44-200-74-241-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.