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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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Lead Character Artist


Deck Nine Games is currently hiring a Lead Character Artist to help us create the next generation of beloved digital characters.

Could this be you? Well, are you an artist who radiates passion, talent, and an unquenchable curiosity about the human form? Do you want the camera to linger on your character’s faces, as the furrowing of the brow or the clenching of the jaw communicates everything? Do you hunger to lead a team of concept and character artists, inspiring them to bond tightly and produce amazing work? If so, then you are the right person for the job!


  • Work with studio Art Director and Game Director to design and create cinematic-quality characters
  • Train, mentor and lead a team of concept and character artists (both in-house and remote)
  • Create the highest level of character assets for an upcoming console title


  • Enough years of experience to be able to deliver stylized realistic characters that radiate life and personality
  • Experience leading a diverse team of artists
  • Ability to critically assess the work of others and communicate clearly what’s needed to improve the work


  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous PTO including paid parental leave
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Growth opportunities for your career 

If you are a talented and passionate game developer and are looking to challenge yourself creatively, please apply today! Position is full time, on-site and applicants must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

About Deck Nine

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games. We love the relatable characters from a game like Life is Strange and the amazing action storytelling from games like Last of Us.

Our first game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is 90+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The studio is working on an unannounced story adventure game and is growing additional teams for more projects.

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. We are part of the thriving Colorado game dev scene and our location offers a lower cost of living and a proximity to countless family-friendly activities and amazing outdoor opportunities. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply! 

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.