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Naughty Dog

Santa Monica, California - United States
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Character Artist (Temporary Assignment)


Character Artist (Temporary Assignment)

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

This artist will be primarily responsible for creating realistic animal game assets from scratch. Secondarily, they will also be working on human assets, including clothing and faces.

  • Sculpting/modelling different animals and people as needed for a realistic world setting
  • Texturing
  • Retopology and efficient UV layout
  • Creating hair cards/fur and setting up shaders
  • Working with other departments such as Concept art, shading, and rigging to develop a high quality animal production pipeline

Requirements & Skills:
  • Very detailed knowledge of animal and human anatomy
  • Understanding of game production pipeline
  • Good eye for color and texture painting
  • Relevant software proficiencies: Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter, Photoshop
  • Ability to both work independently, take feedback, and work on a team

Bonus Skills:
  • Experience working on AAA titles as a character artist
  • Experience creating animals for AAA pipelines

As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.

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