Principal Character Artist

AAA Memorable Game Experiences - 80+ Veteran Team of Game Devs - New Studio Space

Employment Type
Salary on application

Do you have graphic design experience, and are you seeking a new job in Irvine? Skillsearch is helping a gaming company find a Principal Character Artist, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. Flexible working arrangements can be discussed. 

As a Principal Character Artist, you will work alongside an amazing team of developers with experience working on some major AAA titles. 

In your first week in this Principal Character Artist role, you can expect to: 

  • Provide regular character art feedback to the character team and outsourcing partner to ensure quality and visual style consistency 
  • Be responsible for the quality control of internal and external character art assets 
  • Create a character technical specification package for outsourcing production 
  • Monitor the needs of design, animation, and tech art to ensure functionality and clean handoff of character assets. 

To apply for this Principal Character Artist role, you will need 6 years of experience developing AAA game character models. You will also require the following: 

  • 2+ shipped game titles 
  • A portfolio demonstrating a wide range of high-quality characters and creatures 
  • Expert knowledge and proficient use of Z-Brush, Maya, and Substance Painter 
  • Ability to breakdown and communicate complex feedback and art vision clearly using visual, verbal, and written medium. 

In return for your dedication, collaboration and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, including dental and vision plan, comprehensive medical, life insurance and training and development. 

Please reach out to Daniel from the Skillsearch team today at to apply for this Principal Character Artist position in Irvine. 


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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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Game Art Consultant - North America Daniel Everett

Dan works with Joe and his team working to find the best Game Artists in North America the job they’ve been waiting for! He’s a big gamer himself, so you can be sure you’re in good hands if Dan’s looking after you, just don’t bring up Deathtrap Dungeon as playing that game on PS1 many years ago has left him scarred for life! Get in touch with Dan for Art opportunities in North America.

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