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Senior Character Artist

Sumo Digital

Who are Timbre Games?  
Timbre Games is a Vancouver based early-stage game development studio with over 100 years of founding leadership. We believe culture drives creative, where we draw on community and diversity to build truly unique experiences.    
Our mission is to build a world class network of Game Studios; to provide accessible awesomeness to our players, to our team, and to the world.     
Everyone has a story. Come write yours!    
 
Art at Timbre Games  
We are visionaries, sculptors, painters and landscapers of virtual worlds. Together, we breathe life into creative concepts and ideas while defining experiences and quality. We collaborate with multiple departments to establish our vision, and absolutely light up as we watch it all come together. We are utilizing advanced tools and technologies to shape our vision of building diverse and accessible AAA games. In this role, you’ll be helping us create a unique, cartoony ARPG. 

Who you are at work:
You lead with humility in all that you do. You showcase passion for your craft through the work you produce and the service you give to others. It brings a smile to your face seeing concepts turn into beautiful 3D art. You connect with people through humour and curiosity and these elements make up some of the foundation in your approach to communication.   
  
At Timbre, we take mentoring seriously, and as a lead, we want you to as well. We are here to make amazing games and grow the next generation of game industry people – two goals that are at the heart of who we are.  

What impact will you have as a Senior Character Artist at Timbre:

    • You’ll be hands-on and involved in all aspects of creating visually stunning 3D characters: modelling and texturing   
    • You’ll work cross functionally with all your fellow Timbreoos to identify priorities and produce characters that enhance player experience   
    • You’ll identify solutions in our production pipeline and work with Tech Art to improve tools and pipelines   
    • Your passion for creation will be infectious across Timbre Games and elevate the team from prototyping through production
    • Iterate artistic styles and support your reports to adhere to those principles and standards 
    • Work closely with recruitment to improve our recruitment process and bring in value aligned people  
    • Onboard and nurture current and future Art teammates

Your track record might include:

    • 5+ years character development experience   
    • Previous experience as an Intermediate Artist within a game production environment.
    • A portfolio of delivered digital projects and games that showcases quality and diversity of character modelling skills   
    • Highly skilled communication, both verbally and digitally, to different disciplines within the studio as well as external partners where required   
    • Strong modelling, rigging, UV and material skills with an ability to create high-poly as well as engine efficient assets 
    • Taking 2D concept art and realizing it in a 3D software tool
    • Ability to give as well as embrace constructive feedback and iterate efficiently   
    • Ability to scope workload and identify efficiencies   
    • Experience working with a team where people come first and culture isn’t defined by a cheesy poster on the wall   
More About Timbre Games:    
Timbre Games are headed up by industry veterans in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Our experience stretches through mobile to AAA (think Gears of War, the Sims, SSX, FIFA, Age of Empires, among others!). We’re excited to build a ‘playoff ready’ studio that is centered on creativity, humour and diversity. We can’t wait to share our first project that we’re secretly working away on, and we welcome your application with open arms as we grow a world-class studio here in Canada!     
 
BENEFITS:    
·        Competitive salary & benefits    
·        Annual bonus & RRSP matching     
·        20 days paid vacation, plus Christmas week off    
·        Remote / Work from home / Flexible hours    
·        Open door policy with direct access to leadership    
·        Industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge to share   
 
Timbre Game’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion    
Timbre recognizes the importance of creating an environment where all our employees feel included and empowered. We believe that culture drives creative, we value each employee’s unique experiences and perspectives across our company and recognize that it is both the smart and right thing to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.    
 
By diversifying our workforce, increasing equality, and ensuring that our individual differences are valued, we are better able to deliver an experience that reflects, inspires, and connects with our audience... because games are for everyone!    

We Welcome ALL to Apply. 
At Timbre Games, we believe that Culture drives Creative and we celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing - in this world and the ones we create! If you are excited about what we’re building at Timbre Games, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t think you check all the boxes!  
If you believe you are who we’re looking for, contact us at: work@timbregames.com   
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Location: Timbre Games, Vancouver
Date found: 2022-11-06

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