Character Concept Artist

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June 6, 2021
United States

Deck Nine Games is looking to hire a Character Concept Artist to help us create the next generation of beloved digital characters.

Do you excel at creating attractive, expressive, and detailed characters? Do you have an impeccable eye for detail, and thrive on iterating ideas while receiving feedback and direction? Can you deliver on a deadline while consistently achieving that "wow" factor? If so, then the character artist position might be what you're looking for.


  • Create character assets for an upcoming AAA title
  • Priority will be sculpted heads, cloth simulation, and sci-fi hard surface elements
  • Be able to work quickly and efficiently while adhering to the established art direction
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and able to accept constructive criticism and art direction
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn new methods and techniques for asset creation
  • Ability to adapt to new art styles
  • Maintain a balance of realism and stylization throughout the creation process


A portfolio showcasing your highest quality 3d and 2d artwork

  • Proficiency creating 3d assets using Zbrush and Maya
  • Proficiency creating 2d artwork in Photoshop or Substance
  • Solid understanding of artistic fundamentals such as light, color, and composition
  • Solid understanding of the human form, proportions, and mechanics

Deck Nine offers the following benefits to our employees:

  • Health Insurance for you and your family: Comprehensive Medical Plans to choose from with a large percentage of the premiums paid by Deck Nine
  • Dental and Vision coverage at no cost to you
  • Life and Disability Coverage paid by Deck Nine
  • 401 (k) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Winter Holiday Break
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Discounted rates at the local Recreation Facilities and Golf Course
  • Free Use of the Brand New Fitness Facility located in an adjacent building
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Gift Matching Program to Charities
  • Free snacks, fruit, drinks, local spring water, and coffee
  • Great View of Local Air Shows courtesy of Rocky Mountain Airport
  • and so much more

This position is either a contract remote position or full-time on-site at our Westminster, Colorado studio.

Due to the volume of resumes and portfolios received, we cannot respond to everyone. However, we always carefully consider each application.

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About Deck Nine

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games.

Our first narrative game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is 100+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We hope to share more information about our next title with Square Enix as soon as we can.

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.

Our Upcoming Releases

Alex Chen hides her 'curse': the supernatural ability to absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others in Life is Strange: True Colors. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, she must embrace her volatile power to find the truth — and reveal dark secrets buried by the town.

Deep in the mountains of Colorado, you'll find Haven Springs, a small mining town filled with beauty and mystery. As Alex, you'll discover the shocking secrets behind your brother’s death in an emotional roller-coaster of an adventure, using your psychic power of Empathy to change fate and change lives.

Experience two award-winning Life is Strange games like never before in the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection! Remastered visuals and animation breathe new life into the great cast of characters and gripping stories. Max rewinds time to get to the truth, while Chloe sparks an unforgettable friendship as she struggles to overcome her past.

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