Amazon Game Studios is seeking a Character Artist to join our team in sunny Irvine, CA. This artist will work with the Art Director and Creative Director to bring life to the people of Middle-earth for our upcoming massively multiplayer Lord of the Rings game.
We're seeking an art style for our game that is "different at a glance" from the games and movies that have come before us. We need an artist with bravery and artistic skills to help us do something new.
As a Character Artist you will collaborate with our designers and engineers to create fascinating heroes, unsettling enemies, and breathtaking cinematic characters in a variety of gameplay settings. What you'll do: * Work with the Art Director to establish an art style and reference assets for the many races of Middle-earth. * Collaborate with technical artists, gameplay designers and engineers to bring those characters to life. * Set the standard with your individual artistic skill, then as the project advances guide others to create equivalent high quality work. * Work with our technical team to define and improve our art pipelines and set up our growing art team for success. * Lead efforts to optimize art assets for performance and memory usage.
Basic Qualifications * 5+ years of experience in the games industry as an artist, or equivalent work in a related field * 2+ shipped AAA game titles or equivalent work e.g. live product development * Bachelor's Degree in Art or a related field, or equivalent work experience * Online Portfolio demonstrating character art skills Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.