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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
  • Requirements

  • 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
  • Pluses

  • 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.