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Company Name:
Retro Studios - Nintendo
Austin, Texas
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U
Experience Level:
Bachelor's Degree

Character Artist

Retro Studios  

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.  


An individual contributor who creates 3D models, paints texture maps and applies UV’s via software for characters for video game development.

Essential Duties:

  • Creates 3D artwork and helps conceptualize characters for software products that meet art direction
  • Produces 3D models for characters and objects
  • Creates and applies texture maps to 3D models
  • Develops characters and provides concepts based on design specs
  • Works directly with Designers, Artists, Animators, and Production to help visualize and develop game designs
  • Generally responsible for significant portion of larger system
  • Identifies and proposes solutions to problems as they become apparent
  • Mentors less experienced members of the team 


  • Prior experience designing and modeling video game character
  • Prior concept artist experience preferred
  • Experience creating art assets in Maya preferred
  • Minimum three years' experience in art & animation production for interactive entertainment, including minimum of one product cycle as a technical artist or animator in the industry


Undergraduate degree in art related subject or completion of an intensive art training program or equivalent.

Applications can be accepted at:  https://nintendo.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=140000004B

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