Lead Character Artist

    Redmond, Washington, United States, Relocation Assistance, Remote Job
    Posted 8 months ago

    Job Details

    We are Studio Wildcard, developers of the indie hit ARK: Survival Evolved, one of the most popular and original video games of recent years. Despite our huge success, we’ve been able to stay independent, so we can drive our own future in games and beyond. There’s never been a better time for you to join this adventure and help us build ARK II, the next chapter in our original blockbuster franchise! We develop and update many of the features most loved by the ARK community while taking full advantage of the latest tools and technologies. And now we’re looking for an exceptionally talented and passionate Main Character Artist who can create high-impact work for the growing ARK franchise.

    Skills and Requirements


    • Collaborate with the Art Director, Creature Manager, Technical Director, and Core Gameplay Program, and enhance our robust character clothing customization pipeline
    • Work closely with other artists, designers, and programmers to help create visually stunning next-gen clothing and armor.
    • Provide art direction to outsourcing teams, including critiquing and feedback on 3D models, while assisting with art direction on concept work
    • Actively work with production to help estimate, prioritize, assign, and track various character assets directly related to game features
    • Support and delegate to the character team and outsource teams while working closely with management to ensure each person is utilized to their full potential
    • Maintain a balance between visual quality and performance requirements


    •         Several game titles delivered on various platforms
    •         Experience using Unreal Engine 4/5, implementation, tools and techniques
    •         Proficiency in 3DS Max, Blender, Adobe Photoshop and other DCC tools
    •         Experience creating interchangeable clothing for character customization
    •         Hard Surface Experience
    •         Familiarity with ARK: Survival Evolved


    • Minimum of 4-5 years of professional game development experience in a senior or lead role
    • Expertise with relevant software packages, in particular Zbrush, Maya and Substance Painter
    • Knowledge of Marvelous Designer
    • Experience and good understanding of proper topology and texturing for character elements for use in games
    • A focus on clothing/fabric active ingredients
    • Good understanding of human anatomy
    • Strong personal motivation, excellent communication and excellent team spirit
    • Able to master new technological pipelines and tools

    About the Company

    ARK: Survival Evolved is one of the best-selling PC and console titles of all time! Concurrent player counts put ARK in the top games on Steam, Xbox and PlayStation every day, 5 years after release. As we look to the future of the survival sandbox with our next-gen follow-up, ARK II, Studio Wildcard is looking for a few new qualified members to fill remote or on-site positions to help us deliver the highest quality. possible. by boat and. .. beyond!

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    Job Category

    3D Artist, Art Director, Creative Design, Creative Technologist, Designer, Graphic Designer



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