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JOB OPENINGS

LEAD Character ARTIST

Job Description

 

Traega Entertainment is looking for a seasoned artist to champion our 3D character creation pipeline. As the Lead Character Artist, you will be responsible for owning and creating characters from concept to final assets in-engine.

This is a full-time position in the Nashville, Tennessee area working on a new PC and console franchise. We understand that the COVID-19 outbreak has implications that may delay the ability to relocate for some candidates. The safety of our employees and their families come first, so we will remain flexible about working from home. We will continue to monitor the situation, but the expectation is that you will come and work with us in our new and spacious studio in the Nashville area when it’s safe to do so.

Responsibilities

  • Active creative involvement in concept development

  • High poly 3D sculpts of characters, creatures, props, and equipment

  • Efficient UV layouts

  • Texturing and surfacing workup for assets

  • Low poly retopo from high poly sculpts

  • Oversee weighting, rigging, and adjusting meshes as needed

  • Importing optimized assets to engine

  • Mentor/Teach techniques to other artists

  • Manage, schedule, and organize deliverables

  • Help refine character creation pipeline to find efficiencies and/or to maximize quality

  • Oversee outsource process for character assets

  • Heavy collaboration across other disciplines within the studio

 

Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the industry-standard software products such as ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya

  • Superb grasp of human anatomy

  • Firm understanding of PBR workflow

  • Autonomous and proactive sensibilities

  • Portfolio that includes a variety of character styles, sketchbook samples, demonstrates qualifications listed above

 

Pluses

  • Shipped titles in Unreal Engine 4

  • Shipped titles on Sony PlayStation®, Microsoft Xbox, and/or Nintendo Switch™

  • Experience leading a team of artists

  • Expert with Substance Designer

 

Benefits

  • Small independent studio that is self-funded (no VCs, outside investors, or publishers) 

  • Highly collaborative and creative work environment

  • Emphasis on work-life balance with 35-hour work weeks and an anti-crunch culture

  • Flexible workdays with Core Hours from 10am-3pm

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance available

  • High quality of life in Nashville, TN and living in Franklin, TN

  • Excellent public school system

 

How to Apply

  • Email: jobs@traega.com

  • Include:

    • "Application: Lead Character Artist" in the subject line

    • Resume

    • Portfolio/relevant work examples

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