Character Artist

by Digital Extremes

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 23, 2020
Experience: 2 Years
Digital Extremes

Job Description

Permanent, Full time (40 hrs/wk) position, $57.69/hour = $120,000/year. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and more. Reasonable moving expenses included.


Founded in 1993, Digital Extremes has become an employer of choice for talented people seeking rewarding career opportunities in the gaming industry. We are widely recognized for creating the award-winning Warframe, a free-to-play, third-person coop, PVP action shooter, space ninja adventure game available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Our early titles include Epic Pinball, Solar Winds: The Escape, Unreal and Unreal Tournament co-created series (and all its iterations) as well as The Darkness II. With over 300 of the industry’s widely talented and culturally diverse employees in both Canada and the US, we are warriors combining our expertise to deliver superior fast-paced gameplay and intense melee combat all with a great deal of passion.


Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team! 

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and more
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and career support
  • Fitness and parking/transit subsidies
  • Daily lunches prepared onsite by our in-studio Executive Chef and professional kitchen staff
  • All-day snacks and drinks, sleep pods, massage chairs, cold brew, dog therapy days and more


  • Realize the overall artistic vision of characters based on designs, concepts and descriptions
  • Design, model, and texture high quality 3D characters, paying close attention to anatomical proportions and physiology 
  • Collaborate with Art and Design leads to create technically sound, engaging and memorable characters 
  • Work with Art Director to combine ideas and methodologies of character production to create an efficient, streamlined pipeline
  • Mentor and train junior artists
  • Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details


  • 2+ years of experience creating characters for game development
  • University degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning OR completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts
  • A portfolio that demonstrates excellent character modeling and texturing techniques, both high and low poly 
  • An exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy with a keen eye towards form, structure, and silhouette 
  • Above average ability to model, texture, and light 3D characters for a state of the art next-gen game engine
  • Excellent understanding of efficient techniques for game production 
  • Strong lighting skills and experience creating normal maps and applying shaders
  • Experience with Maya, Photoshop and ZBrush or Mudbox 
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills 
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new techniques and best practices
  • Have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in video games


  • Excellent understanding of efficient techniques for game production


Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.


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  • Digital Extremes Ltd. 
  • 250 York St. Suite 100
  • London, Ontario N6A 6K2
  • Tel: 519-657-4260
  • Fax: 519-471-9972
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Digital Extremes