3D Character Artist (Contract)

About the Employer
As a leading mobile games developer, Jam City is looking to “level up” our talent. We’re on the hunt for innovators who consider themselves dynamic, collaborative and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

PERKS & BENEFITS
Unlimited Vacation, Paid Sick Days & Holidays*
100% Employee Covered Medical, Dental, Vision Plan Base Plan*
Life Insurance, 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits & More*
Catered Lunches & Well-stocked Kitchens
Onsite Gym & Wellness Activities (Yoga & Zumba)*
Happy Hours
Company Events
Dog-Friendly*
*Only applies to full-time positions.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are looking for an exceptional 3D Character Artist to work on one of our upcoming titles! On these games, you will get to create & work on entertainment's most iconic characters! Initially, you will team up with concept artists and game designers to help maintain the visual direction of a game title. You are also required to be hands on and work collaboratively with other artists, product managers, designers, and producers. You should be a generalist in nature and willing to wear many hats.

In order to be considered, you MUST provide us with either a link to an online portfolio, website or a pdf showcasing recent & relevant artwork.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create stunningly clean, high quality and efficient 3D characters & other game assets.
  • Modeling & texturing and basic rigging.
  • Identify and solve product problems related to art.
  • Demonstrate creativity & adaptivity to different visual styles.
  • Assist in producing other 3D elements and/or other related tasks.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent knowledge in modeling & texturing using Maya.
  • Proficient in hand painted textures.
  • Ability to match & evolve an established art style.
  • Skilled at running a 3D character pipeline and process, and partnering with the animation team.
  • Great weight painter.
  • Ability to rig characters using auto tools, modify existing character rigs and create simple prop rigs.
  • Highly self-motivated and driven.
  • Eager problem solver.
  • Excellent communication and team skills.
  • Art Degree and/or equivalent work experience.
NICE TO HAVE
  • Experience working on a 3D mobile game from conception to completion.
  • 1-2 yrs experience with Unity.
ABOUT JAM CITY
Jam City is an award-winning mobile entertainment studio providing unique and deeply engaging games that appeal to a broad, global audience.

Led by CEO Chris DeWolfe, former MySpace co-founder and CEO, and COO Josh Yguado, former 20th Century Fox executive, Jam City is the creative powerhouse behind some of the highest-grossing and most enduring mobile games. Jam City’s global franchise Cookie Jam has generated more than half a billion dollars, and Panda Pop has more than 120 million downloads to date.

The company also is the go-to studio for Hollywood, having developed immersive, narrative-rich mobile games around iconic entertainment brands. The company’s popular RPG game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was the #1 game in more than 40 countries at its launch in April 2018.

Jam City has nine studios located in Los Angeles (HQ), Berlin, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Burbank, Cedar Falls, San Diego, San Francisco, and Toronto.