Senior Character Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Austin

Job Title Senior Character Artist
Skills Required Art / Animation
Job Description Senior Character Artist


Crytek USA is looking for an amazing character artist with expertise in creating 3D character assets at a quality level consistent with the very top of the field. Join one of the best art teams in the world. Your peers will inspire you and drive your work to new heights. Candidates must be able to create eye-popping 3D characters, monsters, heroes and other assorted creatures.

The primary function of the Character Artist is to create incredible character and character related art assets.


  • Use commercial and proprietary software to create high quality 3D art assets to fulfill the necessities of the project’s functional, art and technical specifications
  • Create high quality characters for Crytek’s latest game
  • Understand the requirements and constraints of game design, engine and platform
  • Take direction in style and technique to match your work to style of the project
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate your process and receive critical feedback
  • Estimate assigned tasks with a high degree of accuracy and break down the steps to completion, delivering on time and at the highest quality

Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the industry as an artist, 3 or more years spent as a senior
  • Proven ability to create art assets exhibited through a stellar portfolio
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Zbrush and 3D Studio Max
  • Strong modeling and texturing skills
  • Solid fundamental understanding of artistic principals and pipelines
  • Willingness to learn commercial and proprietary software
  • Solid organizational skills with adherence to asset budgets and management
  • Working knowledge of at least one game engine and integrating your work into it
  • Expert understanding of human and animal anatomy
  • Proven experience and understanding of art pipelines
  • Must have an active, passionate interest in current video games!
  • All applicants must submit an online portfolio to be considered

A portfolio should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong artistic background, with numerous examples of high quality character work
  • Heavy focus on highly detailed character art, including clothing and weapons
  • Strong ability to create detailed high poly models
  • Clear understanding of efficient UV layout for low poly objects
  • Keen eye for detail, realism, composition and color
  • Strong texturing skills


  • Experience working with the CryEngine
  • Previous lead experience
  • Animation experience
  • Shipped a AAA Game
  • Physically based material experience
  • Not a crybaby  
  • Sense of humor




Salary Based on experience
Location Austin
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 29/01/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Crytek using their internal reference 605.
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