Character Artist
JOB
SUMMARY
JOB
SUMMARY

Summary:

For over 30 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. Our most recent game, The Last of Us Part II, has received over 300 Game of the Year awards and three of our games are among the top 10 highest scored games on the PlayStation 4. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences!

This artist will be primarily responsible for crafting realistic game assets from either existing assets or from scratch. The focus will be on clothing, but can extend to heads, hair, animals, and props.

Responsibilities:

  • Sculpting/modeling different outfits, people and animals as needed for a realistic world setting
  • Texturing for clothing with an emphasis on wear including grime, giving each asset a backstory through damage and dirt
  • Texturing for skin including sub surface scattering, discoloration, imperfections, etc
  • Retopology and efficient UV layout
  • Creating hair cards/fur and setting up shaders
  • Working with other departments such as Concept art, shading, and rigging to develop a high quality production pipeline

Requirements & Skills:

  • 5+ years proven experience working on AAA titles as a character artist
  • Very detailed knowledge of clothing folds, and human anatomy
  • Understanding of game production pipeline
  • Ability to create clothing assets which feel "lived in" through texturing (demonstrating color fades, tears, grime, etc.)
  • Ability to make skin feel natural by applying color variations that show veins, discoloration, imperfections, etc
  • Relevant software proficiencies: Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter, Photoshop
  • Ability to both work independently and on a team

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience creating animals for AAA pipelines
  • Experience with Marvelous Designer

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 color, nationality, ethnic, national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or parental status, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

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