Senior Character Artist

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Posted
July 28, 2021
Full Time
United States
Remote

Robot Entertainment is an independent game studio founded in 2009, best known for creating the Orcs Must Die! franchise. We strive to create a supportive environment where everyone can make an impact on our projects. As a member of the Robot character art team you’ll work collaboratively with Designers, Programmers and other Artists to create a variety of high-quality character art assets.

We’re looking for an experienced Character Artist to work on an unannounced project inspired by classic action JRPGs, set in a vibrant, stylized world. Your portfolio will showcase a diverse selection of game-ready characters and display a strong understanding of foundational art skills like anatomy, proportion, and color usage. If you’re an artist with a strong sense of aesthetics who gets excited about developing new styles, workflows, and enjoys voicing your creative thoughts and ideas this could be a good fit!

Responsibilities...

  • Create high poly sculpts and low poly in-game character models.
  • Create high quality stylized materials.
  • Assist in developing and planning the character art pipeline.
  • Collaborate with other departments like design, engineering, tech art, and animation to make sure your work fits gameplay needs.
  • Provide constructive feedback to the team and help to mentor other artists.

The Ideal Candidate…

  • Has at least 5 years of experience as a character artist for games.
  • Is highly proficient in software packages including 3ds Max/Maya, ZBrush, and Substance Painter.
  • Has professional experience working in Unreal 4, or other modern game engines.
  • Takes a proactive approach to their work and has strong communication skills.
  • Great oral and written communication skills.
  • Enjoys working throughout different phases of a project from prototype through production.

Bonus Points For…

  • Playing and enjoying a variety of different games.
  • Contributing to shipping multiple game titles.
  • Some experience with outsourcing.

More about the studio

We’re headquartered in Plano, TX just North of Dallas. The team transitioned to working from home in 2020 and this role is open to anyone interested in working remotely in the continental United States, or those interested in relocating the DFW area.  

We offer competitive salaries, and great benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance for you and your spouse/domestic partner and paid parental leave. Other perks include annual game and home office stipends. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment and encourage anyone interested to apply.

Education Requirements

BS/BA/MS degree in Art, or equivalent work experience.

How to Apply...

Qualified responses should be directed to recruiting@robotentertainment.com with a resume and cover letter. Please indicate you are applying for the Senior Character Artist position.

This is a full-time, professional exempt, remote or on-site position, with benefits. Open to United States citizens or those individuals who are legally residing and working in the USA. Robot will not facilitate or sponsor candidates for US work visas or US residency “Green Cards” for this position.

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Robot Entertainment, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The company shall ensure that decisions affecting employees are made without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. This policy is administered in accordance with federal laws (including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in the Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended) and all other applicable state or local law prohibiting discriminatory acts.

Robot Entertainment, Inc. is a privately owned developer of entertainment technology and intellectual property, based in Plano, Texas, USA. More information about Robot can be found at http://www.robotentertainment.com.

We're currently hiring senior animators, character artists, environment artists, and programmers. You can view (and share) all of our openings here.

About Our Games

Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders. Orcs Must Die! 3 is the long-awaited successor in the award-winning Orcs Must Die! series.

ReadySet Heroes is a fast-paced multiplayer dungeon crawler that packs a big twist! Choose your character, then launch into a randomly generated dungeon to slay monsters, dodge traps and collect tons of loot. Now here's the twist: You're actually competing against an opposing team racing through the same dungeon! Reaching the end of the dungeon triggers a winner-take-all arena brawl! The faster you progress through the dungeon, the more powerful you'll be when it's time to throw down.


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