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CHARACTER ART DIRECTOR

 

As the Character Art Director, you'll play a critical role in driving the artistic vision and development of our high-end digital characters, ensuring that they captivate and engage audiences across various platforms. Join us in our mission to create truly immersive experiences and contribute to the evolution of storytelling in the digital age!

LOCATION

REMOTE /

LOS ANGELES

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

FULLTIME /

CONTRACT TO HIRE

Responsibilities

  • Develop and establish the artistic direction for our digital characters and virtual storytelling projects

  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of talented character artists, providing clear guidance, feedback, and support

  • Collaborate closely with project leads, producers, and engineers to ensure the highest quality of character art and performance

  • Maintain a deep understanding of industry trends, techniques, and technologies, integrating them into our pipeline to keep our work innovative and cutting-edge

  • Oversee the entire character creation process, from concept to final implementation, ensuring a cohesive look and feel across all projects

  • Work closely with our technical artists to create and refine character rigs, shaders, and tools

  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration between departments, fostering a positive work environment that values creativity, innovation, and teamwork

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Computer Graphics, or a related field (or equivalent experience)

  • 8+ years of professional experience in the games, film, or animation industry, with at least 3 years in a leadership role

  • Proven track record of creating stunning, high-quality character art for AAA games, films, or animated projects

  • Deep understanding of character design, anatomy, texturing, shading, and lighting

  • Proficient in industry-standard software, such as Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, and Photoshop

  • Strong understanding of current and emerging character art techniques, including facial performance capture and real-time rendering (UE5 Preferred)

  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

  • A passion for storytelling, world-building, and creating memorable characters

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and unlimited vacation time

  • The opportunity for equity in a fast growing startup

  • Opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects that push the boundaries of virtual character-driven storytelling

  • Remote and asynchronous work welcomed

  • A supportive, creative, and diverse work environment where your contributions are valued and encouraged

  • Access to the latest technology and resources, including cutting-edge hardware, software, and tools

  • Professional development and growth opportunities within a rapidly expanding company

Who you are

  • The ideal candidate proactively seeks opportunities to elevate quality, enjoys learning emerging technologies that improve the pipeline, embraces constructive feedback, and thrives in a highly collaborative environment.
     

  • You are self driven, passionate about your work and excited to work in a fast paced environment.

Ready to make your mark on the future of digital storytelling?

Apply now to join the AvatarOS team and help us bring our virtual characters to life!

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio showcasing your best character art and design work.

AvatarOS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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