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Company Name:
Amazon Game Studios
Lake Forest, California
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Lead Character Artist

Amazon Game Studios is looking for an experienced 3D artist to join our development team as the Lead Character Artist, to help define, drive, and inspire the visual elements of game development. The perfect candidate will be a master of all aspects of game character art creation, hardworking, a self-motivated team player, as well as a proven effective manager. You will need to be proficient in hard surface and organic modeling. You will need to be able to take direction from peers and be comfortable with artistic critique. Our games span from real-time next gen graphics to pre-rendered assets. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable doing both.


Basic Qualifications:


  • A minimum of 8 years of experience modeling and texture mapping 3D assets for video games.
  • Minimum of 3 years managing a team of character artists
  • Must be proficient with 3ds Max and Photoshop or equivalent software.
  • Experience with Zbrush and the process of baking normal maps (transferring the high poly sculpted detail on low poly game objects)
  • Exceptional understanding of human and animal anatomy.
  • Understanding of real-time shader development and technical game asset building pipelines.
  • Solid management and communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Concept skills – Ability to visualize and concept environments and props
  • Ability to draw, paint or sculpt traditionally


We offer excellent pay and generous stock plans, great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k with matching, and more. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.

Amazon is an equal opportunity employer. We are located in Lake Forest, CA. Learn more about Amazon online at www.amazon.com/vgjobs.

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