Lead Character Artist

Art · Bellevue, Washington
Department Art
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Job Title:  Lead Character Artist

Department: Art

Reports to:  Art Director

Work Location: Bellevue, WA

 

Summary

Final Strike Games is looking for a talented Lead Character artist to help define and shepherd some of the most dynamic characters on the market . The ideal candidate possesses strong character modelling and pipeline skills, as well as a proven track record of leading and managing character art teams across AAA titles.  This candidate can rapidly prototype models, iterate on designs, and finalize ship quality game models. In order to apply for this role, please be prepared to provide a quality portfolio showcasing character modeling, traditional application and core leadership abilities.

 

Duties

  • Report directly to the Art Director
  • Collaborate proactively with all departments to ensure finalized asset’s form, function and technical requirements are met.
  • Shepherd the process of building industry-leading characters, props and weapon assets (models, textures, materials, etc).
  • Get hands on when needed and contribute through modelling and building character assets.
  • Identify and demonstrate modelling trends that help improve pipeline and process across the character department and studio.
  • Effectively distribute feedback from the Art Director while advancing the established art style.
  • Manage timelines and tasks across the game's needs and requirements.


Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ Years of experience as a lead or senior character artist
  • Minimum 2 AAA shipped titles
  • Exceptional understanding of foundational art theory (silhouette, shape, color, value, form, light).
  • Expert skills in Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Photoshop (or equivalent software).
  • Unreal Engine knowledge a plus
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Able to independently and creatively solve Character model technical challenges
  • Absolute passion for playing and making video games



About Final Strike Games

Final Strike Games is a multiplayer focused game studio founded by industry veterans. FSG is currently developing AAA experiences for PC and Console. For more information please visit www.finalstrikegames.com


Final Strike Games is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please let us know.


COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’re currently operating under a work-from-home model and even so, we're still interviewing and hiring during this time. This role is expected to start as a remote position which will transition to a more standard office position when it's perfectly safe to do so, based on science and best health practices. We understand people's circumstances may vary and will work with you to explore the best possible solutions for your individual needs during the pandemic. 




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  • Location
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Department
    Art
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor