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Get a job: Cold Iron Studios is hiring a Principal Character Artist

Get a job: Cold Iron Studios is hiring a Principal Character Artist

August 23, 2019 | By Staff

August 23, 2019 | By Staff
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The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!

Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now.

Principal Character Artist, Cold Iron Studios

Location: San Jose, California

Cold Iron is seeking an experienced Principal Character Artist to join us in creating a shooter set in the Alien universe for consoles and PC! Are you able to translate 2D concepts into fully realized 3D characters, armor, and weapons? Are you a passionate game developer looking to create the best experiences possible? Join our creative, collaborative studio where you will help craft visually inspiring player characters, and enemy creatures that are as fun to look at as they are to blow up.

Here’s the most important one: Do you do it all for the game? Because you know that your talents are needed to make sure that even the best development teams get an awesome experience out the door?

Awesome. Come join our creative, collaborative studio where you’ll own the product management responsibilities for a tight, integrated team of game developers. 

Your Day to Day

You can expect to be responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Lead a team in translating concept art and design ideas into 3D
  • Create models, textures, and materials for characters, armor, and weapons
  • Collaborate with Animators and FX artists to breathe life into your characters
  • Help set and maintain the high-quality bar for the game
  • Help drive the art vision for the game
  • Scope work for on time milestone deliveries
  • Guide and mentor other team members
  • Establish pipelines for the best results in a given amount of time

Your Career Progression

Do the best work of your career! No, really, that’s what we expect of you. Come aboard and work with industry veterans all working to improve their craft and become better game developers. Your portfolio of experience will grow, and the size of the audience you reach will expand exponentially. The small team atmosphere allows you to contribute more and have greater ownership over what you do day to day.

Requirements

  • Experience shipping multiple titles
  • 6+ years professional experience developing high quality titles
  • Proven experience mentoring and teaching other artists
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating strong proficiency as a Senior/Lead Character Artist
  • Passion for playing and creating games
  • Self-driven with strong communication skills
  • Proven experience tackling challenges and problem solve with a strong sense of ownership
  • Proven experience working closely with many other disciplines and be a team player
  • Master level understanding of proportion, silhouette, color theory, and anatomy
  • Master level understanding of model topology and skinning
  • Skilled in creating hard surface and organic assets
  • Skilled in creating and understanding PBR materials
  • Advanced understanding of Maya/Max, Photoshop, ZBrush
  • Advanced understanding of current game art pipelines and methodologies

Would Love to See

  • Experience creating 2D rough concepts and/or illustrations
  • Experience with character customization systems
  • Experience with Substance, Topogun, SpeedTree, or other additional 3D tools
  • Experience with multiplayer games and/or shooters
  • Experience with Unreal Engine

Education

  • No requirement

Benefits:

Aside from the intrinsic value of exciting a huge audience with your creative work, you can expect:

Health and Wellness

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability

Perks

  • Employee Referral Program
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Fitness Club Discounts
  • Training and Development
  • Commuter Incentives
  • Merchandise Discounts

About our Location

Cold Iron Studios, a division of FoxNext Games, is on a mission to create games they want to play with people they love to work with. The studio was founded by three industry veterans in 2015, and has since expanded to 25+ awesome developers who are all experts in their discipline. The Cold Iron team is a diverse group of passionate gamers with decades of experience developing and launching award-winning MMO and action titles. Currently, the team is working on a new PC and console shooter based on the Alien franchise. The team is especially excited to be entrusted with the Alien universe and to provide Alien and gaming fans with an experience they will love.

Interested? Apply now.

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