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Senior Character Artist

Crytek is looking for an exceptional Senior Character Artist to support the Hunt: Showdown team in our Frankfurt, Germany studio.
 
*Sample pictures or a link to a webpage, which shows sample work, are required.*
 

Relocation & Remote Work
 
For this position, you have one of the following options:
 
1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.
 
2. If you are already living in one of the following countries, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 
 
Germany
Sweden
United Kingdom
Spain
Poland
Austria
 
3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country (max. +/- 2 hours CET), we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.
 
Responsibilities
  • Creating in-game characters from scratch following a concept art or art direction by keeping in mind and following the technical requirements.
  • Creating of textures (diffuse, normal map, specular, gloss/roughness) needed to display a photorealistic human in game.
  • Working closely with Tech Art, concept art and other dependent departments throughout the character production process.
Requirements
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a Character Artist capacity;
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;
  • Good understanding of anatomy, and representing anatomy in topology.
  • Ability to create all textures needed for creating photorealistic looking humans.
  • Strong knowledge of human body structure and setup for facial animation.
  • Ability to create game ready assets that work well within the given technical limitations.
  • Strong knowledge of a 3D modelling software  (3DS Max, Maya, Marvelous Designer, Zbrush).
  • Has a strong knowledge of current texturing pipelines (Substance and Photoshop)
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to create believable photorealistic human characters within a games engine
  • Shows a good foundation in human anatomy.
  •  Ability to creatively translate concepts, ideas into authentic characters with an attention to detail.
  • Good English communication and writing skills.
  • A positive, problem-solving and team-oriented attitude.
  • Be proactive, self-motivated and be able to work without direct supervision.
  • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies.
  • Strong knowledge of 3ds Max or Blender, Photoshop, Substance Painter, Marvelous Designer and Zbrush.
  • Strong knowledge of common real-time game engines.
  • Strong knowledge of understanding of anatomy.
  • The ability to manage and supervise mid-level and junior artists and willingness to carry out mentorship tasks.

  • All 3D Character Artist candidates must have a portfolio that demonstrates
  • A good eye for character design.
  • Keen eye on detail and realism.
  • Organic character elements (such as a human face) and non-organic character elements (such as metal armor).
  • Game ready garment assets using Marvelous Designer.
  • High polygon sculpting.
  • Texturing on game characters.
  • Ability to derive a well structured low-poly model from the high poly model.
  • Efficient UV layout for low-poly characters.
Pluses
  • Experience with game engines (such as CRYENGINE).
  • Knowledge of real-time hair production using hair cards
  • Experience with rigging, skinning or animation.
  • Game or Film Industry experience is strongly preferred.
  • Traditional Art background (including self education) is preferred.

What you can expect from us
 
Career Path 
Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives. 
 
Company Apartment 
To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.* 
 
Relocation Support 
We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family. 
You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).* 
            
Public Transport Pass 
Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.* 
 
Gym Card 
A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.
 
International Environment 
We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity. 
 
German Classes 
Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family. 
  
Events
Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!* 
We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.
 
Vacation Days 
At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off.
If you are working from another country, local standards apply.
 
  
*only applicable to employees in Frankfurt.

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