Job Description:

Who We Are

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you’re interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!

What We Need:

Global Services, 2K’s worldwide centralized services group, is a diverse group of teams offering varied services from locations all over the world. Our Global Services 2K Valencia studio is seeking a Senior Character Artist who is ready for the challenge of contributing to several AAA projects.

This position will require working closely with producers and Prop-/Environment-Artists within the 2K Valencia team, as well as external art-teams.

We’re looking for someone who’s motivated and passionate about making high quality games. We’re constantly challenging ourselves to push the boundaries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consistently create high quality Character Art assets that satisfy both artistic and technical requirements
  • Receive and provide art and design feedback based on high level direction
  • Work closely with art leads
  • Support the Art team through the construction of pipelines and style guides
  • Improve your craft through collaboration and self-guided exploration
  • Assist in character concept and design
  • Creatively and technically maintain the quality standards for the project(s) and feel confident to develop your own skills and mentor these of the team around you.
  • Proactively report blockers or request feedback.
  • Self-regulate your workload while completing time sensitive requests & resolve any issues that arise.
  • Who Will Be a Great Fit:

  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, weight, and silhouette
  • Advanced knowledge of 3DS Max and/or Maya, or similar 3D modeling software
  • Expert sculpting skills using Zbrush
  • Robust knowledge of game asset optimization and topology
  • 4+ years of experience in the video games industry with 2+ shipped titles as a Character Artist
  • Proven experience with Marvelous Designer
  • Proficient in Unreal 5 workflows and PBR pipelines using Substance Painter
  • Basic knowledge of animation, with an eye for posing
  • An extensive portfolio of high and low poly models, including advanced material and rendering samples.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proactive about troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Capacity to adapt to a demanding workflow, maintaining quality and consistency while meeting objectives.
  • Can work in a team as well as an individual, being able to communicate well and having a proactive attitude are a must.
  • Able to autonomously follow guidelines and complete complex tasks within given
  • Fluent English both in speech and in writing.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

    Who We Are

    2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

    Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

    At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you’re interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!

    What We Need:

    Global Services, 2K’s worldwide centralized services group, is a diverse group of teams offering varied services from locations all over the world. Our Global Services 2K Valencia studio is seeking a Senior Character Artist who is ready for the challenge of contributing to several AAA projects.

    This position will require working closely with producers and Prop-/Environment-Artists within the 2K Valencia team, as well as external art-teams.

    We’re looking for someone who’s motivated and passionate about making high quality games. We’re constantly challenging ourselves to push the boundaries.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Consistently create high quality Character Art assets that satisfy both artistic and technical requirements
  • Receive and provide art and design feedback based on high level direction
  • Work closely with art leads
  • Support the Art team through the construction of pipelines and style guides
  • Improve your craft through collaboration and self-guided exploration
  • Assist in character concept and design
  • Creatively and technically maintain the quality standards for the project(s) and feel confident to develop your own skills and mentor these of the team around you.
  • Proactively report blockers or request feedback.
  • Self-regulate your workload while completing time sensitive requests & resolve any issues that arise.
  • Who Will Be a Great Fit:

  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, weight, and silhouette
  • Advanced knowledge of 3DS Max and/or Maya, or similar 3D modeling software
  • Expert sculpting skills using Zbrush
  • Robust knowledge of game asset optimization and topology
  • 4+ years of experience in the video games industry with 2+ shipped titles as a Character Artist
  • Proven experience with Marvelous Designer
  • Proficient in Unreal 5 workflows and PBR pipelines using Substance Painter
  • Basic knowledge of animation, with an eye for posing
  • An extensive portfolio of high and low poly models, including advanced material and rendering samples.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proactive about troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Capacity to adapt to a demanding workflow, maintaining quality and consistency while meeting objectives.
  • Can work in a team as well as an individual, being able to communicate well and having a proactive attitude are a must.
  • Able to autonomously follow guidelines and complete complex tasks within given
  • Fluent English both in speech and in writing.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

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