Senior Character Artist in Series AI

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Series AI is excited to announce an opening for a talented Senior Artist with a profound understanding of character design. If you are passionate about bringing characters to life through detailed illustrations embodying their stories, personalities, and emotions, supported by the latest AI tech innovations, we invite you to join our mission to redefine storytelling in gaming.

Our goal is to craft memorable game experiences distinguished by unique and engaging characters. Your role? To be the creative force that conceptualizes and breathes life into characters, making them resonate with players across various genres. You will be instrumental in translating narratives into visual art, ensuring each character’s design contributes to immersive gameplay and storytelling.

Series AI believes the generative AI revolution is one of human creativity, and what’s possible when you put this powerful technology in the hands of the most innovative game makers and designers.

Role Responsibilities

  1. Creative Character Design: Develop and refine character concepts through sketches, AI generated images, and detailed illustrations, focusing on originality and emotional depth. Your work should captivate players, drawing them into the game’s world.
  2. Narrative Integration: Work closely with our narrative team to ensure character designs are in harmony with the story, enhancing the overall gaming experience. Your understanding of character psychology and development will help deepen player engagement.
  3. Diverse Design: Craft characters that reflect a wide range of cultures, personalities, and backgrounds, contributing to inclusive and diverse representation in game worlds.
  4. Collaborative Creativity: Participate in brainstorming sessions, providing creative input and receiving feedback to refine character designs. Your collaborative approach will be key in aligning character art with game design and narrative.
  5. Technical Artistry: Utilize digital illustration tools and AI images to create high-quality character art. Your mastery of color theory, anatomy, body acting, facial expressions, and digital painting will be essential.
  6. Asset Optimization: Ensure character assets are optimized for platform performance, maintaining visual quality and consistency.
  7. User-Centric Approach: Engage with the player community, gathering insights that inform character design and development. Your ability to adapt and iterate based on feedback will be crucial.
  8. End-to-End Ownership: Ensure your character designs are executed flawlessly and accurately in the engine and devices.
  9. Adaptability: Quickly adapt to multiple art styles ranging from realistic to stylized and anything in between to bring characters to life in many worlds and styles.

Technical Requirements

  • Experience in Video Game Development.
  • Expertise in digital illustration, with a strong grasp of anatomy, perspective, body acting, facial expressions, multicultural representation, and color theory.
  • Proven ability to create characters that tell a story, showcasing a deep understanding of character design principles through your portfolio samples.
  • Mastery of two or more digital art tools such as Adobe Photoshop, procreate, Illustrator, etc.
  • Experience using 3D programs such as Maya or Blender to support character design.
  • Understanding of game development workflows and collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Mastery of written and verbal communication to maintain team-wide awareness of daily task status.

Our Ideal Candidate

  1. You have an impressive portfolio that showcases a wide range of character designs, highlighting your ability to adapt to different styles and genres.
  2. You have experience leading character design projects, demonstrating innovative design solutions, and a deep empathy for storytelling through art.
  3. You are versatile in your design approach and can create characters that appeal to diverse player demographics.
  4. Your collaborative spirit and effective communication skills make you an exceptional team player and creative leader.
  5. You have mastered the foundational principles of art and understand how to apply them to games.

Bonus Points

Experience with implementing textures in Unity.
Contributions to acclaimed game projects or involvement in the indie game development community.

Important!

This is a contract position at 40 hours a week with the potential of converting to a full-time role. Series AI is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Fully remote You can work from anywhere in the world.

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Candidates can reside anywhere in the world.

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