Lead Character Artist

| San Diego, CA
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Lead Character Artist

San Diego, CA

PlayStation Studios Visual Arts (PSVA) is seeking a talented, passionate and creative Lead Character Artist looking to create photo-realistic characters while breathing life and personality in our next chapter of cinematic story telling.

If you have developed and managed a team of artists responsible for delivering the highest quality in character artwork, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate with the Art Manager, Character Supervisors, and Production department to deliver work estimates for character creations across all projects.
  • Work with external clients to understand project scope and requirements as well as provide feedback and advice.
  • Work with the technical teams to improve the production processes, tools and pipelines.
  • Document, communicate requirements, and provide feedback to internal artists and outsourcing partners.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years’ experience as a professional character artist in AAA games.
  • 1+ year as a Lead or Supervisor for AAA games.
  • At least 1 shipped AAA title as a Senior, Lead or Supervisor.
  • Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into engine (preferably Unreal)
  • Bachelor of art degree or equivalent proven experience and training
  • Portfolio of realistic, highly detailed, 3D character models, with highly realistic textures (skin, hair, worn fabric/accessories, etc.), accurate anatomy, detailed clothing, etc.
  • Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush and Substance Designer.
  • Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership, mentoring and teaching abilities.

Pluses:

  • Experience with Marvelous Design, Mari, Agisoft, Substance, Mudbox.
  • Experience with photogrammetry scanning and tools.
  • Python scripting experience considered a plus

As a part of the PlayStation application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test, in addition to a phone screen.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category. 

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond. 

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.


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We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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