Character Artist - SENIOR

Sep 14, 2022
Québec, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

As a Character Artist at Ubi Quebec, you'll create people, creatures, and animals for players to interact and connect with. You’ll combine your artistic and technical talents to form the physical features that define the characters that live within our worlds.

You enjoy the detailed, versatile, far-from-boring character development process. To you, creating new blend shapes, good edge flow, and optimized meshes are opportunities to push your skills. Always eager to improve, you’re constantly on the lookout for feedback to refine your art and build the best foundation for characters to be brought to life.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with the art and narrative teams to understand the game’s creative and artistic visions;
  • Study concept art & narrative guidelines and research your own references to prototype character features (face, physique, clothing, etc.);
  • Develop and polish your character art throughout the 3D pipeline (modelling, sculpting, texturing, retopologizing, UV unwrapping, etc.);
  • Find balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints to achieve aesthetic quality and technical functionality;
  • Partner with riggers and animators to make characters move believably;
  • Adapt your work based on feedback from play testers and interdependent teams.

What you bring

  • A diploma in 3D Modelling, Fine Art, or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset);
  • Experience in modelling, texturing, or other related experience;
  • Knowledge of 2D art tools (e.g. Photoshop) and 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, Substance Painter, Marvelous Designer, and ZBrush) *;
  • Solid understanding of topology, materials, textures, proportion, and anatomy + animation and game limitations (poly count, memory, etc.);
  • A highly creative, collaborative, and innovative spirit;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Motivation to reach out for feedback and adapt to it.

*Knowledge of 3D scanning and optimization techniques, a huge plus!

What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills;
  • A portfolio of your best 3D work – especially the transition of a 2D design into a 3D character! Attach images or send us a link to your personal website or online portfolio.

Working at Ubisoft means

  • A hybrid and flexible work mode, 6 weeks of vacation in your first year, an enriched parental leave, a Ubi gym directly in our offices, a complete group insurance program, access to complete Dialogue telemedicine services, an RRSP with a contribution from Ubisoft, an advantageous bonus program, concrete measures to ensure the right to disconnect, the option of working part-time and much more. Click here for all the details.
  • Joining a team of 21,000 Ubisoft employees working across more than 40 locations around the world, are boundby a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication  and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come;
  • Working for an equal opportunity employer who believes that diversity of backgrounds and perspectives is essential to creating worlds where gamers and their teams can thrive and express themselves. It's about taking on exciting challenges, being at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and being part of the future of entertainment.
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