3D Character Artist

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Manager Role: No
  • Platform: Mobile
  • Work Model: Hybrid

Company Description

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Leader in the development and publishing of mobile games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, two of which are featured in the “Top 10 Games by All-Time Worldwide Downloads” from App Annie. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Order & Chaos, Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Disney®, Marvel®, Hasbro®, Fox Digital Entertainment, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 4,600 people worldwide. Every month, 114 million unique users can be reached by advertisers in Gameloft games with Gameloft Advertising Solutions, a leading B2B offering dedicated to brands and agencies. Gameloft is a Vivendi company.

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Job Description

As a 3D Character Artist at Gameloft Toronto, you’ll be working with some of the best talents in the world from hit games and franchises including Disney Magic Kingdoms, Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed and Uno and Friends, which were created in this studio.

From the beginning of your journey with us you will:

  • Model both high and low poly 3D Characters for games on mobile platforms;
  • Create high-quality textures within the resolution limits;
  • Collaborate with other teams and report to the Lead Artist for tasks, training, workflows, tool requests and creative ideas;
  • Demonstrate independence, creativity and the ability to adapt to various art styles (cartoon, realistic, etc.);
  • Create high-quality characters to meet the likeness expectation and improve experiences for the player;
  • Attend regular team scrums for reporting progress and discussing tasks.

Qualifications

  • Academic background in Arts, Fine Arts, 3D Arts or equivalent training;
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in 3D Art, in the games industry, primarily creating characters;
  • Proficient in Blender (preferred);
  • Good knowledge of 3DS Max or Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, and Photoshop;
  • Solid understanding of what makes a character’s identity;
  • Solid observation skills and an eye for detail;
  • Understanding of rigging and animation requirements;
  • Ability to rig your own characters is a plus;
  • Proficient in low-poly and high-poly modeling/texturing;
  • Excellent knowledge of human anatomy and motion;
  • Solid understanding of character topology for animation
  • Proficient in low-poly and high-poly modeling;
  • Proficient in shaders and texturing skills: painting, colour matching, realistic lighting, material types, etc.;
  • Strong teamwork skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Organized and independent;
  • Ability to accurately estimate the time to complete tasks and manage priorities to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to rig your own characters for testing purposes is a plus;

Additional Information

What we offer:

  • Hybrid approach to work to give you work-life balance.
  • Flexible working hours to suit your schedule
  • 3 weeks of vacation for work-life-balance  
  • annual personal days
  • Annual Healthcare and Lifestyle spending account
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program; because sometimes we need a helping hand
  • Social Club events with awesome prizes and giveaways
  • RRSP matching program
  • Mentorship program and training subsidies to help you strengthen your skills or learn something new
  • Dog-friendly studio
  • Relocation assistance for those who are joining our team from abroad

Why join the Gameloft universe?

  • Because you want to be part of an exceptional experience, within a company that is constantly growing!
  • Because you want to work with talented people who are industry pioneers!
  • Because you want to join a global company and meet great people around the world from all walks of life.
  • Or, just because you’re looking for a great place to work!

We can’t wait to find our next great talent!

  • Please submit your CV and portfolio.
  • Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted and your CV will be saved in our files for a period of 6 months.

Gameloft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our work environment. Gameloft Toronto welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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