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Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking a Senior Character Artist for the development of a new unannounced title!

As a Senior Character Artist, you will help to execute the artistic vision and develop an awesome product by using a combination of traditional fine art and technical art skills to create our characters. We are looking for you to learn from the industry’s premier talent in art and tech to create AAA characters!


* Create Industry Leading, Highest Quality Character Assets that balance visual fidelity and game design constraints

* Work Closely with Art Director and Leads to drive the team and evangelize the artistic vision

* Establish and Share Best Practices For Craft and Mentor Less Experienced, Junior Artists

* Collaborate with other departments such as Concept, Animation, Rigging, and Combat to ensure art meets specifications

* Work with Outsourcing Team to plan, review, and integrate Character Assets

* Work with Production to provide estimates, review schedules, and deliver assets on time

* Clearly communicate regular updates and proactively voice concerns to appropriate team members and manager(s)

* Utilize artistic techniques and processes to define and achieve the product’s visual style and benchmarks

* Ensure that Character Assets are of the highest artistic quality and uphold the integrity of the game’s design

* Research and Adopt New Techniques to drive innovation and push Character Art Quality


* 5 + Years of experience as a 3D Character Artist

* Shipped AAA game/s from start to finish

* Strong Traditional Fine Art Skills with an emphasis on scale, anatomy, composition, color theory, 2D/3D design

* Advanced Understanding of Industry Standard Software such as Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, and Texture Creation/Material Editing (Substance Painter/Mari/Houdini/Unreal/Unity)

* Capable of resolving a range of complex artistic development issues for both artists as well as other members

* Familiarity with video game development including, but not limited to workflow, tools, lighting, high and low poly modeling, texture painting, PBR material setup, UV layout, and engine parameters/optimizations desirable

* Desire to strive for greatness and improvement

* Possess strong time management and prioritization skills

* Good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills



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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$115,900-$173,900 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership 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.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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Tagged as: Anatomy, Color Theory, Composition, Curiosity, Editing, Innovation, Maya, Outsourcing, Painting, Production, Research, Rigging, Software, Zbrush

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