3D Character Artist

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We're looking for an experienced character artist with a talent for sculpting and character design. Valve has many projects in various stages of production at all times; artists will be expected to apply their skills in a wide variety of ways, depending on the day-to-day needs of these projects. We're interested in artists who share an equal passion for art and games.

Sorry, we do not accept student reels.

  • Sculpting high-resolution character models in Zbrush, Mudbox or 3DCoat
  • Creating clean, low-resolution game topology, uv's, and textures
  • Working within multi-disciplinary design teams to help bring characters to life while making them work for the game design
  • Collaborating with animators to create characters that can move and perform believably
  • Collaborating with concept artists to revise and improve character designs
  • Five or more years of modeling experience in film or games
  • Ability to model characters in a range of styles with an emphasis on character design
  • Hard-surface modeling skills
  • Thorough understanding of human anatomy
  • Drawing, sculpting, and other traditional art skills a plus
  • Take pride in and personal ownership of your work.
  • Contribute directly to both the conceptual thinking behind and the physical creation of detailed, high-quality products.
What We Offer
  • An organization where 100% of time is dedicated as groups see fit
  • The opportunity to collaborate with experts across a range of disciplines
  • A work environment and flexible schedule in support of families and domestic partnerships
  • A culture eager to become stronger through diversity of all forms
  • Exceptional health insurance coverage
  • Unrivaled employer match for our 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous vacation and family leave
  • On-site amenities in support of health and efficiency
  • Fertility and adoption assistance
  • Reimbursement for child care during interviews

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