Senior 3D Character Artist

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April 30, 2021
Full Time

E-Line Phoenix is looking for an exceptionally skilled Senior 3D Character Artist to join our art team and help initially with development on Beyond Blue. Candidates should have extensive experience working with modeling/sculpting tools to achieve a unique character and sea creature style. Our ideal candidate has an impeccable eye for aesthetic quality, excellent visual and verbal communication skills as well as a deep, hands-on understanding of current-gen game development from concept to launch.

Although our team is based in Phoenix, we are open to exploring the possibility of the position being remote for the right candidate.

As our Senior 3D Character Artist, you will ...

  • Create highly detailed and believable 3D human and sea creature models/textures for use in-game.
  • Collaborate with animators and riggers to ensure characters and sea creature models are using best practices and are set up correctly for rigging and animation.
  • Participate in the research and development of new tools, lighting features, and shaders.
  • Collaborate with other artists, designers, and engineers to create amazing gameplay experiences.
  • Ensure that all character art assets are built in accordance with the game art style, are technically sound, and completed on schedule
  • Partner with production to build, evaluate and revise art schedules and manage art pipelines

We’re looking for someone who has …

  • 5+ years full cycle console or PC game development experience on products demonstrating a high visual bar, with one or more shipped titles as senior character artist or lead from concept through release.
  • A self-motivator, owning character models from conception, evolution, and the final stages of polish, always striving to deliver work on time.
  • Strong understanding of human and animal anatomy.
  • Exceptional ability at concepting, modeling, and creating 3D art.
  • Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya,(3DS Max or Blender) Photoshop, and Zbrush.
  • Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into the pipeline.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills with a collaborative, team player attitude.
  • Calm, positive and professional attitude while working under multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to articulate complex visual ideas with clarity and conviction.

It’s a bonus if you have …

  • Strong knowledge of Unity’s art production pipeline.
  • Strong hands-on abilities in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • Avid gamer on multiple platforms.
  • Experience with VR

Key Benefits

  • Collaborate with leading game developers, educators, researchers, artists and storytellers
  • Inspire the developers, makers, pioneers and dreamers of tomorrow
  • Do well by doing good

Further Information

  • Salary will be industry competitive, based on candidate experience.
  • The company also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

E-Line Media values diverse perspectives and voices on our teams, and encourages applications from people of backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the games industry. E-Line Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veterans in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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About E-Line Media

We’re E-Line Media, a video game developer and publisher that’s passionate about harnessing the power of games to help players understand and shape the world. You might know us from games like the BAFTA award-winning Never Alone, Beyond Blue, Gamestar Mechanic, and The Endless Mission.

We use what we call an “inclusive development process” to make games with the communities and cultures we explore. We’re hand-in-hand from the start of the process through to the end to bring as much authenticity to the medium as possible. We are a mission-driven, for-profit enterprise whose investors seek market-level financial returns and positive social impact.

Want to work for a company that is actively trying to make a difference and change the world through video games and creative storytelling? We’d love to hear from you.

About Our Games

Beyond Blue takes players into the near future, where they will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. She and her newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game features an evocative narrative and exploration of an untouched world.

Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat community and drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations. Available now in 16 languages, Never Alone has helped connect millions of players around the world with Alaska Native culture.

We are currently hiring artists, engineers, and designers. You can view (and share) all of our current openings here.

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