Senior Artist, Characters

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SUMMARY OF POSITION
WB Games Inc. seeks a Senior Character Artist to be responsible for creating exceptional 3D game assets. This person will work closely with the Lead Character Artist and Art Director to ensure aesthetics quality and continuity is kept at the highest-bar throughout the product. This person will be well versed in the game engine and art tools and will help more junior artists ramp up their skills. A Senior Artist is also expected to have strong communications skills and be able to convey and assist in maintaining vision throughout their team.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create high quality, cleanly sculpted 3D assets capable of elegantly deforming and holding to the Art direction and style of the product.
  • Support design in creating high end, quality visual content to promote game-play.
  • To mentor and train more junior level character artists and assist in documentation of best practices.
  • Ensure that the high-quality bar established by the Art Director and Lead Artist is maintained by themselves and their team.
  • To report daily to the Lead Artist with progress as well as participate in peer review.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • BA in art or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Contributed to multiple shipped titles.
  • 5+ years experience in the industry.
  • Multiple published games preferably 360 or PS3.
  • Proven excellence in artistic judgment and skill.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate verbally as well as visually.
  • At least 5+ years experience with Photoshop and/or Painter.
  • At least 5+ years experience with industry standard 3-D package (3D Studio Max preferred but Maya, XSI acceptable.)
  • Strong modeling and texturing skills.
  • Solid understanding of shaders and strong UV layout skills.
  • Solid experience and understanding of art pipelines.
  • Ability to adapt to new technology.
  • Solid organization skills with adherence to optimization and asset management.
  • Solid understanding of form, shape, structure and silhouette.
  • Excellent ability to self-manage and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to accept direction and provide guidance to coworkers.
  • Ability to collaborate productively with others and embrace change.
  • Must have an active, passionate interest in current video games.
  • Portfolio/website demonstrating your art skills, design sensibilities, and attention to detail.

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