3D Character Artist

Posted: about 2 months
Art and Animation
Contract
Mid-Level
Canada
Blue Wizard Digital—an independent game studio in Comox, BC (Vancouver Island)—is seeking to contract a creative and talented 3D Artist to work on an upcoming mobile game project being built in the Unity engine.

We are looking for artists who are confident creating cartoon/stylized visuals similar to the character designs in this ArtStation collection: https://www.artstation.com/nateschmold2/collections/2027565


The employment term will last 8 months (with a possibility of extension) and requires coordination with the game designers, art director and fellow artists to develop optimized low-poly textured character models based on original character designs. In addition to knowledge of existing art packages, applicants must have clear communication skills, a solid work ethic, and be self-motivated.

What You Will Do
  • Take established character design concepts and translate them into attractive, low-poly 3D models.
  • Make suggestions and provide insight towards character design challenges and their potential solutions.
  • Provide expertise on best practices and workflows that would benefit the project and deliverables.
  • Model and texture 3D assets to be used within Unity for mobile devices.
  • Build 3D character models with the intention of an animator animating them.
  • Work with materials and matcaps to achieve a high quality look within Unity.
  • Communicate with other team members and project leads to establish effective pipelines and asset integration.
  • Assist with additional non-character 3D art where required (environments, props, etc)
  • A huge bonus if you are able to provide additional ideas and concepts for new potential character designs.
What You Will Bring
  • 3+ years 3D modeling and texturing skills in Maya or Blender.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop is required.
  • Experience with mobile game development & art optimizations.
  • Experience with texturing and materials in the context of a mobile game. 
  • Experience working with Matcaps within the Unity engine.
  • Understanding of Unity animation requirements and best practices.
  • Flexible, patient, and open to clear & respectful professional criticism.
  • Creative input on designs for the sake of style or optimization.
  • Solid and well-rounded art skills (eg. able to sketch).
  • Ability to work on time-sensitive projects while following precise directions.
  • High motivation and creative thinking as an innovative self-starter.
  • A somewhat morbid but healthy sense of humour.
Job Type
Full Time; Term employment for 8 months; Remote or in-studio.

Salary
Negotiable depending on level of experience.

Start Date
Our ideal candidate could start immediately.

Company Background
After more than a decade of making gems clink and pegs… peggle, PopCap co-founder Jason Kapalka (Bejeweled, Peggle, Plants vs Zombies) founded Blue Wizard Digital in 2014 to provide an outlet for ten years of pent-up violence and lust, with the goal of creating the sexiest, violentest games ever released on mobile, PC, and console platforms. A cabal of degenerates soon shambled from their swampy dens to join this unholy crusade.

Please contact jobs@bluewizard.com to with a current CV and your portfolio to apply for this position!

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About Blue Wizard Digital

Crafters of the most wickedly awesome video games in the hypergalaxy. We are responsible for Shell Shockers, the world’s top egg-based shooter, the best-dressed browser battle Merc.Zone and the cybertronic synthwave tank shooter Nuke.Zone. But there’s more. Like the goriest puzzle games ever made: Slayaway Camp and Friday the 13th Killer Puzzle! As well as oddities such as Headless.gg, Basketbros, and Slashy Camp! And let’s not forget Space Tyrant and Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000!

We are a collective of game developers based in the terrifyingly remote outpost of Comox on Vancouver Island, BC, with worldwide internet collaborators in far-flung locales such as Seattle, Chicago, New Zealand, Slovenia and Australia. Since our 2014 spawning by PopCap founder Jason Kapalka (the twisted mind behind Bejeweled, Peggle & Plants vs Zombies), it has been Blue Wizard’s unholy mission to BLUE YOU AWAY with freakalicious electronic fun for (mostly) all ages.


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