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Senior Character Artist

ArenaNet

WHO WE ARE

We are ArenaNet—we’ve created a studio that makes online worlds infused with innovation, hand-crafted excellence, and creative passion. We're not the only ones who share this passion; gamers made Guild Wars 2 the fastest selling MMO game in the West with more than 3 million copies sold in its first 9 months, and players and press have consistently called it one of the best MMOs of all time.

We are currently seeking a Senior Character Artist who will work with a passionate team to develop high-quality 3d game assets. The artist will work with design, concept, animation, fx, and other teams to create visually striking armors and outfits that appeal to a broad player base. The candidate should be well versed in anatomy, shape language and able to develop designs that feel intrinsic to the game world and hand-crafted. More importantly, the candidate should be fun, energetic, and passionate about creating characters for games.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Build high and low poly game armor, clothing, faces, and hair assets
  • Build textures and weight skin for final in-game assets
  • Work with outsourced assets and process them for in-game use
  • Collaborate across team disciplines to ensure the overall quality of character assets

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

  • Exceptional foundational art skills
  • Strong understanding of anatomy, fashion, and armor construction
  • Strong understanding of material definition, with ability to texture and model a variety of materials
  • Proficient in Zbrush sculpting
  • Proficient in Maya/Max, Photoshop and Substance Painter
  • Familiarity with Marvelous Designer and/or fashion design experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn internal tools and processes
  • Excited positive attitude. Ability to collaborate and communicate across team disciplines
  • Understanding of technical limitations of character design, armor, and clothing in real-time game engines
  • Ability to take and give criticism in a constructive but direct manner
  • Self-motivated and passionate towards continued education and the ability to share that knowledge with other team members

Please include links to your current portfolio when applying.

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