Character Artist

Varied Projects - Super Flexible Hybrid Working - Over Competitive Salary

Job Type
Salary on application
5 days ago

Skillsearch is looking for a talented and creative Character Artist to join our client's inclusive and collaborative team. This full-time character art role is based in Cambridge with hybrid working and offers a favourable salary and benefits. 

As a Character Artist, you will build the cast for the next generation of the company's games. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a studio with a proven track record of delivering successful AAA titles and to play an important role in their continued success. 

In your first few weeks in this Character Artist role, you can expect to: 

  • Create high-fidelity in-game characters using Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop and Substance 
  • Understand the character being created, their narrative, motivations and gameplay potential and weave that into your work 
  • Collaborate with fellow character artists to maintain the highest quality throughout development and deliver on budget, on time and in the style 

To apply for this character art job, you will need to be a good team player willing to work collaboratively, taking on feedback and guidance from the rest of the team. You will also require the following: 

  • An exceptional level of high-polygon character modelling in ZBrush or Mudbox (ZBrush preferred) 
  • Extensive knowledge of 3D packages such as Maya and 3DS Max (Maya preferred) 
  • Proven ability across all aspects of character modelling, including anatomical, cloth and hard-surface modelling 
  • Excellent Photoshop and Substance Painter texturing skills, targeting physically based rendering 
  • Familiarity with the entire real-time character creation pipeline, including high-poly sculpting, retopology, UV mapping, texture baking, texture creation, setting up and exporting to the game 

As a vital member of the team and in return for your expertise, inclusive approach and commitment, our client will provide an excellent salary and the chance to join a passionate and welcoming team. 

If this full-time Character Artist job in Cambridge with hybrid working motivates and inspires you, please get in touch with Sam from Skillsearch at today. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Sam Rummery

Game Art Consultant

Besides throwing shapes at his favourite bar, Sam’s second favourite Brighton-based activity is finding the best game art talent in the office. But when he’s not busy with either of these things, he’s got his hands full with his three pet lizards, scorpion and tarantula waiting for him at home!

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