Full Time Job

Advanced Artist, Characters

Warner Bros. Discovery

Kirkland, WA 11-12-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Advanced Artist, Characters (Remote)

For the past 25 years Monolith Productions has been obsessed with delivering a unique gaming experience for our fans. Starting with Blood, our very first title – all the way to our most recent offering, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we are constantly pushing the envelope to combine innovative gameplay, inventive narratives, cutting edge tech & AI, and stunning visuals. We are challenging ourselves even further to ensure that our next project is going to be our best yet. That's where you come in – for us to achieve that, we need the best and brightest talent the industry has to offer. Help us create our next AAA title.

Your New Role…

The Advanced Artist is responsible for creating art of the highest quality and is a recognized studio leading contributor. This person will work closely with the Lead Character Artist along with the Directors of Art to ensure that the aesthetic quality is kept at the highest-bar bar across the levels. This person will be well versed in the game engine, art tools, and will be responsible for coordinating with a team of junior artists, and artists, to complete levels. Additionally, the Advanced Artist is responsible for mentoring junior artists, as well as, researching, developing, and recommending new art tech/design that pushes our quality bar forward.

Your Role Accountabilities...
• Create highly-original, next-gen game character art.
• Strategically partner and plan with Design and Technical Art to achieve highly creative, visually-stunning, characters.
• Translate concept and reference artwork into 3D, efficiently and within game engine specifications.
• Ensure that the high-quality bar established by the Art Director is achieved.
• Research, develop, and present new methods, techniques, and tools that push our art quality to the next level.

Qualifications & Experience...
• Must have shipped a game as a senior or lead artist.
• Excellent understanding of human anatomy.
• Expert knowledge of high-resolution modeling.
• Expert knowledge of texturing, baking, lighting, and color theory.
• Strong understanding of PBR materials and shaders.
• Expert knowledge of Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, and Marvelous Designer.
• Demonstrate the ability to translated 2D concept to 3D.
• Experience creating hair with real time spline-based system. (Preferred)
• Experience with cloth simulation. (Preferred)
• Experience with hard surface modeling. (Preferred)
• Experience with creature modeling. (Preferred)
• Experience with feedback and review with outsourcing vendors. (Preferred)

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. $58,730.00 - $109,070.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO).

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5m0n1-3-235-195-196-42 in your application.