3D Character Artist

Achimostawinan GamesApply for this Job
March 19, 2021
$45,000 CAD/Annually

Achimostawinan Games is looking for a 3D Character Artist to join our talented team in creating quality, beautiful characters for our current project Hill Agency. We welcome applicants from a diverse background and especially welcome candidates who reflect our company mandate.

Due to funding requirements, you must either be a Canadian citizen or have an approved Canadian work visa to apply. Otherwise, your application will not be considered.


  • Sculpt and model compelling, 3D characters, according to the game style and art direction;
  • Create additional character assets such as hair, accessories, clothing, etc.;
  • Texture the characters and character assets;
  • Reflect the art direction of the project;
  • Deliver clean and optimized low polygon models, and efficient UV layouts according to the project’s technical requirements;
  • Manage own time and work efficiently within production deadlines;


  • Understanding of the technical constraints in game development and ability to apply them when creating characters;
  • Ability to work from reference materials such as photography or concept art;
  • A good sense of anatomy, and proportions;
  • Time management and ability to work within deadlines;
  • Solid knowledge of digital sculpting - in ZBrush, Mudbox or equivalent software;
  • Solid knowledge of low-poly modelling and UV mapping - in Maya, 3D Max or equivalent software;
  • Excellent texturing skills in Substance Painter and/or Photoshop in a PBR workflow;
  • Organized and clean workflow, compatible with a collaborative environment;
  • Ability to absorb, apply and give constructive feedback;
  • Ability to adapt to different artistic styles;
  • Good English communication skills.

Nice to Have

  • Ability to create 3D animation rigs
  • Previous experience in game development;
  • Previous experience in Unreal Engine;
  • Experience working in an Indigenous arts organization.

Important Details

  • Location: Remote
  • Start: April 2021
  • Type: Contract (12 months)
  • Contract: $45,000 CAD/Annually
  • Benefits: No

If Interested

Please submit the following materials along with your application:

  • Demo reel (must show game ready characters)
  • Link to your portfolio
  • Resume in PDF format

Successful applicants will be required to do a drawing test before reaching the interview stage. [Please note: any portfolios/reels that show pinups or porn will be rejected.]

About Achimostawinan Games

Achimostawinan means “tell us a story” in Cree and that’s just what we intend to do at Achimostawinan Games! We are an Indigenously owned and operated video game company located in Hamilton, ON with a co-working space at the Toronto Media Arts Centre in Toronto. Our mandate is to tell original Indigenous stories by Indigenous creators. Learn more about our project and company here at achimogames.ca.

About Hill Agency: PURITY & decay

Our newest game is Hill Agency: PURITY & decay. It’s a detective mystery game where you play as a tough as nails P.I. solving everything from petty crimes to global conspiracies all while exploring the various different worlds that make up North America of the future.

Meeygun and Mary (not final art)

The year is 2762 and you’re, Meeygun Hill, a tough as nails P.I. working in the slums of one of the last major cities in North America. Life is all missing kids and cheating spouses until a dame barges in from the Risen-City and changes your life. Her sister has been murdered and the cops are useless. It’s up to you to find out who the real murderer is. Murdered sisters, mind wiping drugs and flying palaces, this case goes way farther than the banks of this one detective’s little slum in this indigenous cybernoir. A narrative detective game in the spirit of Oxenfree and The Shiva that lets you solve who did it.

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