Lead 3D Character Artist

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Mainland Europe
Staramba SE
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Staramba SE is going beyond borders in the world of Virtual Reality. Our approach in revolutionizing social networking for celebrities and fans, is what we call STARAMBA.spaces. Our impressive, extensive database with thousands of digital avatars of celebrities, athletes and TV entertainment is the foundation for the next big thing in VR. You will be working hands on and closely together with the Art Director as well as the Animation and Technical departments.


- Creating high-quality art and maintaining high quality within the team
- Supporting, giving feedback and mentoring younger colleagues
- Identifying process improvements and improving department productivity
- Maintaining the production pipeline and meeting deadlines
- Heading up our internal team of Artists for defined projects
- Sculpting and creating lifelike, hi-res photorealistic characters from scratch and also scan data


- Minimum 5 years of experience in the game development industry as a Character Artist
- Strong leadership skills. Able to communicate effectively verbally and visually
- Strong understanding of sculpting human form and anatomy
- Strong modeling and texturing skills for a diverse visual range of characters
- Ability to work effectively within game design and tech constraints
- Posing and creating expressions
- Knowledge of optimization - working with low resolution textures and low-poly game meshes
- Knowledge of PBR texturing
- Knowledge of photography and photogrammetry
- Setting up your characters in Unreal Engine (Knowledge of scene set-up, shading, lighting)
- Software: ZBrush, Unreal Engine, Maya, Substance, Marvelous Designer
- Strong understanding of Light and Shading
- Strong communication skill (German/English) and ability to work with other artists to solve production challenges

Bonus Skills:

- Animation and Skinning Rigging skills
- Perforce
- Understanding Shader Properties + Epics Photorealistic Character Set-up

What we offer:

- An attractive remuneration package with growth potencial in an international company
- Autonomous work in a stimulating environment
- Lots of room for participation and realization of own ideas
- Opportunity for training in new technology fields and topics
- A highly motivated team with a flat hierarchy and fast decisions
- Flexible working hours and free drinks

Please send your CV, cover letter and portfolio if required to jobs@staramba.com

Contact Details:
Staramba SE
Tel: +49 (0) 30403680140
Contact: Andreas Ittmann

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