Character Artist

Velan Studios
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Posted
September 21, 2022
Full Time
Troy, NY

We are Velan Studios, an independent game developer with a passion for the unconventional. We make innovative games in a variety of genres with accessibility and depth to delight our audiences, no matter who they are. We believe in maintaining a creative, collaborative, and diverse team environment at our studio, and we are looking for passionate and capable people to join our team of experienced AAA console developers.

We are looking to hire a mid to senior level character artist to come and help us make awesome content for our games!

Responsibilities

  • Create high definition, game-ready 3D models of outfits, hairs, gloves, glasses, faces, vehicles, and props
  • Collaborate with leads, team members and across disciplines to ensure assets are high-quality, support the artistic direction of our projects, and are fully optimized for target platform.
  • Receive feedback and modify work based on direction.

Requirements

  • Experience with and examples of creating stylized character art
  • 3+ years of industry experience as a Character Artist, or other relevant experience.
  • Expertise in modeling, sculpting, topology, and texturing and material work for characters.
  • Ability to create high-quality characters based on existing concept art in addition to working with the animation team with the goal of creating high quality, expressive characters.
  • Solid understanding of modern pbr material authoring techniques
  • Advanced understanding of ZBrush, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Substance Painter and/or other game production tools.
  • Experience working in Unreal, Unity or other AAA Game Development Engines.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Self-direction, passion, and creativity in your work.
  • A receptiveness to feedback and the ability to act successfully on direct critique.

Big Plusses

  • Concept and creative ideation (2D or 3D).
  • Experience with character customization pipelines.
  • Prop, vehicle modeling, and/or environment creation.
  • A strong sense of stylization.
About 
Velan Studios

Velan Studios is a small team going after multiple, bold creative new ideas. Many of us have done the large, AAA development thing for decades. But we think with a seasoned and scrappy team, we can do things differently – so every member of the team has a creative voice.

Working Better, Together

We are building an environment conducive to delivering our best work. Our office is a community that works and plays together.

  • Unconventionally World Class. We embrace the unexpected. We create breakthrough games by building on our expertise and challenging conventions. We are scrappy: solving problems and inventing new experiences in audacious new ways. These unconventional approaches lead to unexpected discoveries.
  • Stay Curious. Curiosity drives us and our experiences. We find energy in new ideas and approaches. We use technology and design to bring new experiences to the gaming community. We cultivate an environment that encourages experimentation and rigor. We relentlessly pursue the MAGIC.
  • Respect and Responsibility. We are passionate about being an inclusive community of unique individuals. We believe in prioritizing and respecting the player. Our players’ time is valuable and we are honored that they choose to spend part of it with us. We respect the members of our team and know that they will make the right choices with our players in mind at every level.
  • Community of Makers and Players. We are stronger together than the sum of our parts: we value people and perspectives. Community is a way to get things done. We seek to engage our community wherever we can in building great games. It is a springboard for innovation. It is a well of talent and a means to finding new game experiences.

A Great Place to Work and Live

Velan Studios is located in the beautiful Capital Region of Upstate New York, which includes Albany and Troy. The Capital Region is a growing tech & creative hub with a thriving video game development scene. Our offices are located in Troy’s historic downtown, which is comprised of renovated historic buildings full of new energy. The region boasts beautiful architecture, great museums, and amazing history. It’s also a very affordable city, with great events, hip nightlife and is accessible to a variety of outdoor adventures, making it a perfect spot to live.

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