Senior Character Artist

El Segundo, California | Permanent | Job ID #60505 |
Posted Earlier this month

Please note, this role will be remote until at least June 2021, however this role will eventually be onsite at our offices in Los Angeles, California.

Job Description:

  • Create (Sculpt, Model, UV, texture and create materials) AAA quality characters and creatures
  • Work closely with the leads to ensure the visual target is always exceeded and stylistically consistent
  • Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem-solving discussions for the entire project
  • Mentor junior artists by providing creative and technical training, guidance, and feedback
  • Collaborate with other art team members to manage character art outsourcing
  • Compile, write and/or edit art feedback for external art partners
  • Integration and setup of art assets into the game


  • High proficiency in Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Painter, Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
  • 5+ years experience creating high-quality real-time character models
  • Excellent High and Low poly modeling skills
  • A portfolio demonstrating a range of character modeling styles
  • Excellent knowledge of PBR texture/material workflows
  • Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy, materials and garb
  • Solid grasp of color theory and lighting techniques for quality presentation and the best player experience
  • Experience with proprietary tools and development pipelines
  • Must be receptive to art direction and critiques from project art leads
  • Strong foundation in traditional art
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with producers, programmers, designers, as well as artists
  • Strong organizational, supervisory and mentoring skills


  • Experience with Epic's Unreal Engine 4
  • Experience with Marvelous Designer/ Substance Designer
  • Experience in character skinning and rigging
  • 2D concept development skills
  • Scripting experience in Python or MEL
  • Background in portrait painting, Photography or Cinematography

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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