Senior 3D Character Artist (Freelance)

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

January 14, 2022

Awesome Prototype (Berlin) is seeking a 3D Character Artist to help us expand our hugely successful series of mobile sports management games. This is a freelance position with a duration of 2-3 months to support our experienced production team in creating high quality 3D in-game and marketing assets for the upcoming spin-off of our successful football management mobile game.

You will create high quality and optimised 3D character assets (players, coaches and story characters) for use in-game (mobile) and for use as marketing assets.


  • Realise high definition characters in their entirety: Modelling (Zbrush / Marvellous / Max or Maya), Texturing (Substance Painter / Photoshop ...), respecting as closely as possible the concept art.  
  • Create additional character assets such as hair, accessories, tattoos, clothes, etc.
  • Work in close partnership with the production team to provide primary models to programmers so they can integrate them into the engine and test first gameplay intentions. 
  • Touch-up textures after engine integration to optimise quality. 
  • Deliver clean and optimised low polygon models, and efficient UV layouts according to the project’s technical requirements;
  • Think creatively and search for relevant references from various sources to solve daily artistic challenges;

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years' full time professional experience in 3D modelling/texturing of realistic human characters
  • Actual experience with building a published game environment
  • A good sense of anatomy, and proportions;
  • Understanding of form, shape language and colour;
  • Understanding of the technical constraints in game development and ability to apply them when creating characters;
  • Solid knowledge of digital sculpting - in ZBrush or equivalent software;
  • Solid knowledge of low-poly modelling and UV mapping - in 3DS Max or equivalent software;
  • Solid knowledge of Rigging
  • Excellent texturing skills in Substance Painter and/or Photoshop in a PBR workflow;
  • Time management and ability to work within deadlines
  • Proficient spoken and written English
  • knowledge of version control
  • Basic Unity 3D experience


  • Animation experience 
  • Motion Capture

About SEASON - Mobile Football Manager

SEASON is a world-renowned mobile football management game available on iOS and Android. Since it’s launch 5 years ago the SEASON series of games has had over 5m downloads. It is in the top 5 global football management games and is available in over 100 countries in 8 languages.



About Awesome Prototype

Here at Awesome Prototype we have a proven history of creating successful sport mobile games with real emotional impact. Games that millions of people have played and will continue to play for years. As a fast-growing company, we are already challenging the global market-leaders but to take this next step we need to create the strongest possible team. A team made up of highly skilled veterans and high-potential talents with something to prove. We will arm you with the trust and support to make the biggest impact possible. 

See you on the pitch!

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