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Senior 3D Character Artist

The Believer Company

The Believer Company

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Senior 3D Character Artist

We're building a world-class team of game-makers: folks bursting with creativity, who balance candor with compassion, and hold themselves and their peers accountable to what's best for players.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Character Artist to join our art team and help create stunning, memorable 3D characters for our brand-new video game IP. This role will report directly into the Character Art Director.

What you'll do:

  • Work with the Art Directors and the art team to create high-quality 3D characters and creatures that achieve the artistic vision and style of our game

  • Build low and high resolution models, including organic and hard-surface, UVs, textures and materials in different styles

  • Partner with Animation, Tech Art, Design and Engineering ensure our characters function within our product and performance requirements, including gameplay, animation and rendering

  • Create high-resolution digital sculpts based on both concept art and collaborative brainstorming

  • Look develop 3D characters from start to finish, including building custom material networks in Unreal

  • Create hair and clothing models for characters using grooming, simulation tools and low-poly techniques

  • Help develop a scalable character pipeline, including outfit customizations, LODs, optimization and standardization of topologies across the game

  • Coordinate with R&D, Tech Art and Engineering to help create tools and techniques to improve character development, including use of machine learning and AI

  • Keep up to date with industry trends and new technologies, and apply this knowledge to improve the quality of the game's character assets and our creative pipeline

You are a great fit if:

  • You have 5+ years of experience in character art creation for AAA games

  • A clear understanding of human anatomy, proportion, silhouette and stylized character design

  • Visual and technical understanding in sculpting, 3D modeling and look development in the Unreal Engine

  • You have experience building efficient mesh topologies for clean deformation and animation

  • Knowledge of Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, 3DCoat, Photoshop and Unreal Engine

  • Knowledge of asset creation pipelines and workflows, including PBR and Toon shading, and material creation inside of Unreal

  • You are natural collaborator, willing to share, mentor and partner with other teams

  • You are passionate about gaming and the ability to bring a unique perspective to character design in pursuit of enhancing the game experience

Please note - research shows that certain groups of candidates may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. If you see yourself at Believer but don't check every requirement, we would still love to be in touch with you for current and future opportunities.

What we offer:

Annual salary range: $135,000-$185,000 USD

Making great games is hard, so we do our best to make the other parts less hard.

  • Great compensation package and equity

  • Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Believer pays 100% of monthly costs for these plans

  • 401(k) with 100% employer matching up to 6% of salary

  • Access to Rightway service to help you navigate health insurance

  • Spring Health mental health services

  • 10 observed holidays + 10 days for Winter Break and "Take What You Need" PTO policy

  • Remote-friendly team #LI-Remote

  • We are committed to continuing to expand our benefits and perks to support all Believers


Believer is committed to creating a diverse environment where Believers of all backgrounds can do their best work and grow professionally. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About The Believer Company

Believer is a global games company with developers all over the world, headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

We've built our lives around creating and serving games we're proud of — from Words With Friends to League of Legends, from Destiny to Plants vs. Zombies. We hope you've enjoyed them, and if our wishes have come true, you're still playing them today.

We still think this is just the beginning.

We are Believers, bonded together by a deep love for players, and a commitment to put them at the center of the games we create, the worlds we build, the stories we tell, and the business we run to keep the fun going for as long as players keep believing.