3D Character Artist, Avatars


  • Remote  
    California, United States
    perm, remote  
  • Company
    Start date
    $121,000 to 171,000 per annum  
  • Closing date
    9 October 2023  
    Posted on
    8 September 2023  

3D art is essential for the future of social virtual reality applications and their communities. We are committed to providing Avatars that represent everyone's identity authentically in both current and yet-to-be-invented experiences.

As a Character Artist, you will design and sculpt character models. Your work will make Avatars shine across all experiences, including: VR, mobile and augmented reality. You understand traditional techniques and are keen to apply them to real time workflows. You will partner with other artists, rendering engineers and product managers to deliver impactful products that reach a global audience.
Join us in creating the future!


  • Sculpt stylized Character models
  • Champion the highest quality and fidelity of Avatars, while partnering with engineering to fit within performance constraints of real time targets
  • Build and document templates and best practices that scale to the variety of Avatars supported, with an emphasis on stability and performance
  • Define LOD workflows and setups that allow Avatars to retain their unique look and creative intent across various render targets and platforms

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of human anatomy, and demonstrated experience of applying it to stylized characters
  • 5+ years experience with modeling for games or film
  • Experience in modeling characters in a range of styles, and working within the constraints of each
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling and asset creation packages like Maya, ZBrush etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with levels of detail
  • A portfolio that demonstrates hero character work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience influencing and collaborating with Engineering teams
  • Drawing, sculpting, and other traditional art skills
  • Experience working with realtime rendering engines such as Unity and Unreal
  • Experience providing creative direction to other Artists
  • Experience with avatar/character customization and creation pipelines
  • Past work documenting guidelines/procedures for outsourcing

About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to us.

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