Principal Hard Surface Artist

Nov 11, 2022
Seattle, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Principal Hard Surface Artist  - Ridgeline Games 

Ridgeline Games is focused on building rich narrative campaigns with memorable characters and powerful experiences all in the Battlefield universe. We are building a new studio in the Seattle area composed of leaders and talent with a vast array of AAA game dev experience. As we assemble our diverse team, all who have a voice in making great games together, we're looking for a healthy mixture of tempered veterans and young passionate individuals eager to make a difference.


Role Overview: Role Overview: You are an experienced 3d modeler, with a specialization in hard surface subject matter and props (Including vehicles, weaponry and detailed mechanical forms.). You enjoy building rich worlds and will help contribute to our production techniques and budgets while focusing on the highest quality execution. You are an expert in PBR material production, enthusiastic about sculpture, detail and a master of design and composition.

Reporting to the Studio Art Director, you are familiar with using reference photography and concept art as your inspiration.



  • You have an understanding of modeling, texturing, composition, color theory, design and lighting that we can see exercised in your portfolio – both in shipped game projects and personal work.
  • Knowledge of at least one industry standard modeling package, a sculpting package and a PBR compliant texturing package.
  • You can 3D model, texture and implement to a high standard inside of a game engine. This includes packing textures to specification and using and maintaining shared libraries.
  • Experience working directly with an Art Director to refine visual and quality goals as required for the project.



  • 4+ years of professional experience as a prop and general 3d artist
  • Shipped at least two AAA titles in a leadership position
  • Hard surface modeling as a specialist
  • Techniques for photorealism


Next Steps

The following are required as part of the application process:

  • Apply online with resume
  • Provide web link on resume for online portfolio (required)
  • As part of the application process, we may ask you to complete a test
    • This may be an Art, Audio, Design, Tech or Writing test



We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, and of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that values creativity and individuality.


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