Playground Games is seeking a Character Artist who will be responsible for creating a diverse variety of characters needed to realise the vision for an entirely new AAA open-world action / RPG project.

As Character Artist you’ll also have experience in the technical aspects of your craft, including materials, asset optimisation and the creation of meshes with clean and functional topology, as well as being comfortable communicating with technical departments.

You’ll, of course, be familiar with industry standard software packages such as 3DSMax or Maya, as well as having extensive experience with Mudbox or ZBrush. Your knowledge of human anatomy will be well developed and you’ll have a good level of understanding on best practices to suit animation and engine requirements.

Skills Summary:


  • Minimum of 2 years experience of working on published AAA titles on current-gen consoles with at least a AAA title released
  • A strong understanding of technical considerations for character creation
  • Strong knowledge of the latest version of Zbrush or Mudbox
  • Good understanding of current generation production workflows in relation to character art production
  • Strong understanding of human anatomy and its proportions
  • Strong understanding of creating meshes with very clean topology for deformation
  • Able to communicate with technical team members
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your in-game character artwork to very high standards
  • A self-motivated team player, with good communication skills
  • Good understanding of clothes creation software such as Marvellous Designer
  • Good knowledge of textures creation packages such as substance Designer and Substance Painter
  • Good traditional art foundation

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with cloth simulation setup
  • Experience with Blendshape creation workflows

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using cutting-edge technology to create world-class games, within a successful, highly talented and collaborative team. Apply Now
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“I feel very lucky to work at PG! I get to work with a world-class team of developers on AAA projects. I am constantly learning new skills and I get to express my creativity every day. I love that at PG, everybody really wants to make the best game that they can!”