Senior Character Artist

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Obsidian Entertainment
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Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a talented and self-motivated Senior Character Artist to join our growing team of RPG developers.

The Senior Character Artist position requires a solid understanding of what is current "AAA-quality" art, consistent character design, art pipelines, and current game console criteria and their limitations on memory and performance. This person understands the value of the production schedule and how to fit project goals within it. This is a hands-on position, by which he or she will set an example through exceptional asset creation, an understanding of current character art technologies, tools pipelines and interdepartmental dependencies.

High proficiency in Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Designer / Painter and Photoshop
5+ years industry experience
Excellent High and Low poly modeling skills
Excellent texture and shader creation within a PBR pipeline
Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy, materials and garb
Solid grasp of color theory and lighting techniques for quality presentation and the best player experience
Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines
Ability to be resourceful and come up with creative solutions
Ability to be receptive to art direction and critiques from project art leads
Strong foundation in traditional art
Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with producers, programmers, designers, as well as artists
Strong organizational, supervisory and mentoring skills

Experience with Epic's Unreal Engine 4
Meaningful experience with Marvelous Designer
Knowledge of photogrammetry techniques
Knowledge of rig creation and skinning of verts
Character and prop ideation and concept development skills
Scripting experience in Python or MEL
Background in portrait painting, Photography or Cinematography

Create (Sculpt, Model, UV, texture and create materials) AAA quality characters and creatures
Work closely with the leads to ensure the visual target is always exceeded and stylistically consistent
Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem solving discussions for the entire project
Mentor junior artists by providing creative and technical training, guidance, and feedback

Portfolio Requirements:
A web portfolio that demonstrates a range of high quality 3D and 2D art
Examples of modeled, textured and lit characters
A range of hard surface and organic models
Samples from previous industry work
Portfolio Plusses
Real-time Shader Examples
Advance Material and Rendering Samples
Examples of Marvelous Designer work done

All resumes must be accompanied with Website portfolio

Contact Details:
Obsidian Entertainment
Tel: 949-379-3300
Contact: Jim Rivers

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