HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on Console and PC. We have an opportunity for a 3D Character Artist to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As a 3D Character Artist, you will work with a team of professionals to build and maintain striking character art that breathes life into one of the fastest growing sports game series in the industry!

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop hyper-realistic character art and collaborate with all other artists to ensure work meets goals and expectations set out by production and leads.
  • Create high and low-poly models using groundbreaking techniques and pipelines.
  • Collaborate with the team during art review sessions to achieve the highest fidelity assets possible.
  • Maintain the finished models throughout the life-span of the project.
  • Work closely with Technical Art on accurate functionality of final Character assets.
  • Work with the development team to prioritize and develop procedural assets to optimize art processes, workflows, and pipelines.
  • Respond to direction with an open-mind and eagerness to refine character art to ensure the highest quality and applicability of the game.
  • Provide input to the improvement and evolution of art production methods, tools, and techniques.
  • Build positive working relationships and participate in team meetings.
  • Mentor and guide less experienced team members.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Typically 2 to 4+ years of industry experience with a focus on Character Art. 
  • Solid knowledge of human anatomy for modeling and an eye for shape and silhouette.
  • Knowledge of rigging, weighting, UV, and texture layout.
  • Proven technical experience working with art tools and programs (i.e. Maya, ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, and Photoshop).
  • Experience and knowledge of 3D modeling trends and pipelines.
  • Experience with Project Management (Shotgrid, Jira, Confluence) tools.
  • Experience with Source Control (Perforce or Git) software.
  • Experience making Hairs is considered a plus.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

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