Character Artist

Afterburner Studios
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May 16, 2024
UTC +2 to UTC -8

We are seeking a talented 3D Character Artist to join Afterburner on a short-term basis. In this role, you will be instrumental in shaping the visual identity of our upcoming game by creating a captivating main character. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your artistic vision and technical expertise to a passionate team of game developers.



  • Collaborate closely with our art director and design team to conceptualize and develop the main character for our game, ensuring that the design aligns with the game's aesthetic and narrative.
  • Translate concept art into high-quality 3D models using industry-standard software such as Maya, Blender, or ZBrush.
  • Ensure that the character's design is optimized for performance and compatibility with our game engine, addressing technical constraints such as polygon count and texture resolution.
  • Collaborate with animators to ensure that the character's rigging and topology are suitable for animation, making adjustments as needed to facilitate smooth movement and expression.
  • Iterate on designs based on feedback from stakeholders, refining and improving the character's appearance and functionality throughout the development process.
  • Meet project deadlines and milestones while maintaining a high level of artistic quality and attention to detail.



  • Proven experience as a 3D Character Artist, with a strong portfolio showcasing your ability to create captivating and visually striking character designs.
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software such as Maya, Blender, or ZBrush, as well as texturing software like Substance Painter or Photoshop.
  • Strong understanding of character anatomy, proportion, and facial expressions, with the ability to convey emotion and personality through your designs.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a small, close-knit team.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and a passion for pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling in games.
  • Previous experience in the indie game development industry is a plus, but not required.
Afterburner Studios

Afterburner Studios was formed in the summer of 2018 by three veteran game devs who were feeling burned out in more traditional development. Our debut title, Dreamscaper, an action roguelike with a lucid dreaming twist, launched in 2021. Since then it has gone on to reach over 600,000 players with an 89% positive rating on Steam.

Our next project is a larger, more ambitious title in the AA space – a science fantasy 3D action / adventure blending classic elements with new twists. We’re looking to expand our team with motivated individuals that are excited to work in a small, fast-paced indie studio, in order to make a big impact on our next game.


Join the Afterburners

With a wealth of knowledge from more traditional development, we set out to start a studio that allowed us to make games that are fun, player-first, and punch above our weight class. If you’re excited by multidisciplinary collaboration on a highly motivated, small team of crafts people, check out our open roles.

  • Fully Remote & Flexible. We’ve been fully remote from the start, with team members across the globe, encouraging flexible work schedules, so we can work how and when we want.

  • Small Team, Big Impact. Our small team size encourages multidisciplinary collaboration and rapid iteration. Team members play key roles in how our games shape up.

Join us as we break into the AA space and push the quality of indie games with our latest project.

Featured Game

Dreamscaper is an endlessly replayable Action Roguelike with a waking/dreaming gameplay cycle. By night, delve deep into your subconscious, facing nightmares in an ever-changing world filled with unique items, abilities, and challenges. By day, explore the city of Redhaven, build relationships and unlock permanent upgrades in order to take on the next dream stronger than ever.

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