Character Art Intern - Sledgehammer Games

Aug 17, 2023
Melbourne, Australia
... Not specified
... Internship
Full time
... Office work

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Character Art Intern - Sledgehammer Games

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Your Mission

As a Character Art Intern, you will work with an incredible team to create character models that will be featured in our game.

You will build relationships with people in other departments and participate in a studio culture that values collaboration and learning. You will work with a mentor on a shipping title, and earn a AAA credit in the process. This role is anticipated to be assigned to work fully on-site at an Activision Blizzard office.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Create highly detailed 3D character models and textures from reference and concepts
  • Communicate effectively with team members, production and management
  • Respond to feedback and iterate on models to achieve AAA levels of polish
  • Engage with experienced artists in other specialist discipline areas, such as Concept Art, Animation, Technical Art, Environment Art, VFX and Lighting

Player Profile

The ideal candidate for this role…

  • Can create 3D character models using photo reference or concept art
  • Has some understanding of mesh topology and edge loops as it translates to efficient modeling practices for in-game characters
  • Has some understanding of UV coordinate space, texturing, and memory budgets
  • Is eager to learn more about how to use 3D scans as a foundation for model workflows
  • Is proficient at modelling in software such as Maya, 3ds Max, or Blender
  • Is familiar with Zbrush and Substance Painter
  • Has a basic understanding of anatomy and proportions
  • Is eager to learn new skills and work collaboratively!

However, if you do not have these skills yet, please don’t be discouraged from applying! We would like to hear how your unique skillset could help us make our company a more diverse and inclusive space.

We highly encourage including a link to your portfolio with your application, if you have one!

Your Platform 

Sledgehammer Games is situated in the San Francisco Bay Area; Melbourne, Australia; Toronto, Canada; and Guildford, UK. Across our four locations, we strive to be the most inclusive and supportive game studio we can be. 

We are extremely passionate about working together to make incredible AAA games for our players to enjoy and connect with. We’re the studio behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3,Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty®: WWII, and Call of Duty®: Vanguard. With world-class audio, design, engineering, and art teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. 

The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our talented employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker. We think it’s important to be constantly evolving, innovating, and taking risks – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. We love what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for talented game developers for our exciting next project. 

Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it’s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles: 

Our World 

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet! 

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! 

Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. 


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