Weapons Artist

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Arkane Studios
Job Ref:

Weapons Artist

Division: Arkane Studios Texas | Department: Art | Location: Austin , TX, US

Arkane Studios is seeking a talented Weapons Artist to join our Austin team! The ideal candidate will work closely with the Art Leads to create 3D weapon assets and integrate them into game levels. They should have a discerning eye for style without sacrificing quality or composition, and should have an exceptional eye for detail with a focus on visual storytelling. The Weapons Artist may also be called upon to optimize created assets to meet technical requirements.  


  • Create high quality, highly detailed weapons and attachments at high and low resolutions for in-game and promotional uses
  • Work directly with the Art Director and Lead Artists in the creation of weapon concepts and take those assets to completion
  • Collaborate with tech artists, animators and system designers to ensure weapon assets meet tech and gameplay requirements
  • Create 3D assets to spec, optimized for the game engine and maintain clean files with proper naming conventions
  • Communicate effectively with other team members and be proactive when problem solving
  • Interface with freelance artists and art outsourcers to help convey weapon art direction as needed



  • 3+ years’ experience modeling 3D objects and generating textures with a specialty in FP weapons
  • Deep knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer and other asset creation tools
  • Exceptional texture creation ability with a focus on realism; hand-painted textures (plus)
  • Good analytic eye for volumes, shapes, proportions, detail distribution, color and materials composition
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical function and purpose as it pertains to weapons
  • Able to work from photo reference or concept art when available, as well as ability to provide their own
  • Able to work within poly and texture budgets
  • Experienced with PBR engines like idTech, CryEngine, Unreal, or Unity
  • Strong English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • All applicants must submit work samples in order to be considered


Desired Skills: 

  • Experience in design, industrial design, graphic design, illustration, photography or other pictorial domain
  • Strong traditional art or crafting skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Art, Animation, Game Development

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