Lead Character Artist - Game Team
Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
Skydance Interactive, developers of the hit game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, is looking for a talented, organized, and motivated Lead Character Artist to join our team of game developers.
Collaborate with the Art Director, Creative Director, and stakeholders to define the look and feel of characters for the project
Create high quality character models and materials (textures), including in-game assets and assets suitable for marketing use
Collaborate with the Technical Artists to create and improve tools and workflows
Update style and technical documents for the character art team
Work within deadlines and display strong time management skills
Actively participate in milestone planning and reviews
Review work from external partners and provide feedback
Have served as a Senior or Lead Character Artist on published console or PC releases
Portfolio of realistic, highly detailed, 3D character models, with highly realistic textures (skin, hair, worn fabric/accessories, etc.), accurate anatomy, detailed clothing, etc
Mastery in industry standard software like Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter/Designer and Photoshop
Knowledge of the latest industry-standard tools, workflows, and techniques including physically based rendering
Able to deliver high quality assets and materials using the latest tools and technologies in game engines
Strong leadership, mentoring and teaching abilities
Understanding of multi-platform asset optimization
Ability to interpret 2D reference material and scan data into 3D textured and surfaced models
Experience with 3D hair grooming
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.