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Company Name:
Respawn Entertainment
San Fernando Valley, California
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
PC / Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Some College

Senior Character Artist


Respawn is seeking a Senior Character Artist to help create realistic and believable characters that players will attach to.


-          Create highly detailed and believable 3D character models and textures for use in-game.

-          Help define and evangelize the vision of the character modeling team.

-          Assist in the creation of character and costume concepts.

-          Participate in the research and development of new tools, lighting features, and shaders.

-          Serve as a mentor for junior level artists.

-          Work closely with designers and programmers to ensure character models meet the requirements of the gameplay experience.

-          A self-motivator, owning character models from conception, evolution, and the final stages of polish, always striving to deliver work on time.

-          Proactively seek out opportunities to identify and deal with issues before they arise.

-          Ability to self-critique as needed.  Do you have “the eye”?

-          Ability to handle critique.  The more feedback you receive, the more you can tailor your work towards what is best for the game.

-          Contribute to establishing and enforcing consistent character construction practices.


-          Bachelor’s degree in art.

-          At least 5 years’ experience as a 3D artist.

-          At least one shipped title.

-          Experience working on 3rd person action/exploration games.

-          Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into the pipeline.


-          Strong game design sensibilities. 

-          A team-player who understands the importance of collaboration, and can communicate effectively with all disciplines and departments.

-          Positive, solution-oriented individual passionate about making games and playing them.

-          Ability to learn and master new tools and techniques.

-          Strong written and verbal communication skills.

-          Possess good knowledge of character setup and rigging.

-          Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya, Photoshop, and Zbrush.

-          Strong understanding of scale, proportion, surface properties, and human anatomy.

-          Shipped AAA game/s a plus.


-          Portfolio of highly detailed 3D art with a focus on character models, highly realistic textures (skin, hair, etc.), accurate anatomy, detailed clothing, personal props, etc.

-          Portfolio should show quality, taste, and the ability to hit a photorealistic/believable look.

To apply, send resume and link to online portfolio (or reasonably sized work samples) to jobs@respawn.com.