Senior Character Artist


  • Remote  
    perm, from remote  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    3 October 2022  
    Posted on
    3 August 2022  

Home to the North American Ubisoft headquarters since 1996, Ubisoft San Francisco opened its development studio in 2009 and since developed Rocksmith® and Rocksmith 2014, to teach millions of people how to play guitar and bass. With a song library of over 1,500 songs and 10 years of support the Rocksmith franchise helped millions of players around the world on their musical journey. In 2017, the studio released the critically acclaimed South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™, in collaboration with Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and South Park Digital Studios. The studio is currently working on innovative new titles with Rocksmith+ and XDefiant.

As a Senior Character Artist on Ubisoft's, XDefiant project, you will develop 2D concept art into 3D game models for the game's continued development. You will apply core artistic skills daily using various digital tools and techniques creating in-game models of a character’s face, costume, hair, and other necessary assets. You will work closely with the team Lead, Concept Art team, Art Director, and others to deliver characters, which fully support the artistic and creative vision of the project. 


  • Research and gather reference materials such as concept art, photography and others
  • Create detailed sculpts following the artistic direction to serve as a strong base for in-game models
  • Paying attention to detail and following the artistic direction of the game and its characters and art assets
  • Retopologize and texture to deliver clean and optimized game geometry, detailed textures, and materials
  • Integrate the characters with attention to the tech constraints, and artistic and gameplay requirements
  • Solve daily artistic issues with thorough research and unlimited creative ideas
  • Collaborate effectively with teammates, as well as other dev disciplines in the studio
  • Share your knowledge and proactively help teammates, and share your research finding techniques and solutions
  • Work with Technical Artists to maintain and improve the Character Art pipeline



  • Mid to senior level of gaming industry experience with industry 3D packages
  • Having demonstrated a strong interest in facial and head modeling in a realism environment
  • Excellent knowledge of real-time modeling techniques (shaders, PBR, normal, displacement etc.)
  • Good working knowledge of and experience with facial and hair development
  • Resourceful and you can work under high technical constraints
  • Benefiting from excellent relational skills, you are a team player and proactive
  • You have an inquisitive nature and a strong interest in the video games industry
  • Good understanding of human anatomy
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop
  • Strong portfolio showing 3D art skills and demonstrating a high level of artistic creativity



  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
  • 401k match
  • Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time
  • Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
  • Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
  • Membership to One Medical
  • Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
  • Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
  • Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
  • Generous discount on new Ubisoft games

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline

Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.

At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences.

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