Senior 3D Character Artist & Animator

Afterburner Studios

United States 100% Remote

Full time

Character Artist


Sep 6

We are seeking a talented and experienced Senior 3D Character Artist & Animator to join our team. You will be an integral part of the character development process, responsible for bringing our gameโ€™s characters to life. You will collaborate closely with the art director, concept artists, and other members of our team to create a variety of memorable humanoids and creatures, focusing primarily on enemies and bosses. The ideal candidate will also be well versed in animation, able to provide compelling, high-quality animations that feel natural and authentic.

While this is a fully remote position, applicants will need to be available for core hours from 10am to 2pm ET in order to collaborate with coworkers.


  • Create high-quality 3D character models, textures, and materials for in-game use, ensuring they meet the artistic vision and technical requirements of the project.
  • Collaborate with concept artists to translate 2D character designs into 3D assets, while adding your artistic expertise and creative flair.
  • Ensure that character models are optimized for animation and rigging.
  • Assist in the creation of character pipelines and contribute to the continuous improvement of character creation processes and techniques.
  • Keyframe beautiful character animations across locomotion and combat that match the vision and fidelity bar for the project.
  • Collaborate with our designer to meet gameplay needs to ensure all animations feel great within the engine.
  • Work in-engine to Implement animations and script solutions to problems when necessary, leveraging our tooling.
  • Collaborate with our engineer for any highly technical animation work that comes up.


  • A strong portfolio and demo reel showcasing a diverse range of 3D character art and animation.
  • Strong proficiency in industry-standard 3D modeling and sculpting software.
  • Strong proficiency in Maya for animation.
  • Solid understanding of animation principles, body mechanics, motion and character performance, enabling you to create convincing and expressive animations.
  • Expert understanding of anatomy, form, and proportion, with the ability to create stylized characters.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within a small, multidisciplinary team.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to project requirements and changes.
  • Highly self-motivated and proactive, you thrive while working without supervision.


  • Prior work on Science Fiction / Science Fantasy projects
  • Both humanoid and creature experience
  • Good working knowledge of Unreal Engineโ€™s animation systems.

How to Apply

Please send us an email to with your resume (or linkedin) and a link to your portfolio with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

We look forward to connecting with you!

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Afterburner Studios

Afterburner Studios is a multi-national 3-person studio currently developing the indie game Dreamscaper.