Senior Character Artist (Mobile Games)

  • Kingsisle Entertainment
  • Round Rock, TX, USA
  • 28 Feb, 2018
Full time Art and Animation

Job Description

Senior Character Artist (Mobile Games) 

  Location: Austin/Round Rock, Texas   KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Character Artist to work on exciting and innovative mobile games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.
 
Responsibilities 
  • Work with Art Director/Lead to establish and maintain games' visual direction
  • Collaborate with concept artists and art director to create high quality game assets that meet the desired specifications and functionality
  • Ensure consistency and quality of own work
  • Work with art team in technical/aesthetic problem-solving effort
  • Create high quality art that is also focused on performance
  • Be self-sufficient while working in a diverse, creative, and fast-paced environment
  • Create models, textures, and other assets for in-game and marketing use
  • Proactive communication with all departments: Art, Design, Engineering, Marketing, and Production
Requirements
  • Two year art degree
  • 5+ years of game industry experience as a character artist on at least one shipped title
  • Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop and 3DSMax
  • Experience in high and low poly modeling and texturing
  • Solid understanding of rigging and articulation and how it influences models deformation
  • Strong hand painting and UV layout skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of color theory, anatomy, and structure/silhouette
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned
Preferences
  • Concept drawing ability
  • Technical art ability
  • Experience creating / manipulating complex character rigs
  • Experience creating / refining 3D model skin weights
  • Experience working on mobile projects
  • Experience with Unity
Considerations
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.

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Senior Character Artist (Mobile Games)