Associate Character Artist (Mobile Games)

Location: Austin/Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 11-13-2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Character Artist to work on exciting and innovative mobile games. Established in 2005, KingsIsle is a proven MMO hit-maker bringing our unique vision to mobile games. Our award-winning game Wizard101 is currently in its 11th year, and we recently released our latest mobile game "Animal Cove" for iOS and Android. We are driven by a spirit of innovation and experimentation across genres and themes.

We attribute our success to great people and we recognize the value of every team member. We work hard and have fun, whether it’s with lunchtime gaming sessions or office outings to the movies. The working environment, friendly teammates and support for growing careers all contribute to the long tenures many people enjoy at KingsIsle.
 
Responsibilities
  • Work with Art Director/Lead to establish and maintain games' overall look and feel
  • Be self-sufficient while working in a diverse, creative, and fast-paced environment
  • Create 3D models and textures for in-game and marketing use
  • Proactive communication with different specialists: Art, Design, Engineering, and Production
  • Fill in the gaps between concept art and modeling
Requirements
  • Two year art degree
  • 1+ years experience as a character artist
  • Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop and 3DSMax
  • Experience in high and low poly modeling and texturing
  • Strong UV layout skills
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned
Preferences
  • Concept drawing ability
  • Technical art ability
  • Experience creating / manipulating complex character rigs
  • Experience creating / refining 3D model skin weights
  • Experience working on mobile projects
  • Experience with Unity
Perks & Benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision care benefits
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Company fun days and parties
Considerations
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.
 
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