Senior Character Artist (m/f/d)

  • Vollzeit
  • Publiziert: 24.10.2022
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For more than 15 years at FISHLABS we have been creating award-winning, chart-topping games that have been brought to life on millions of screens. At our core, we are a Studio for gamers, by gamers, and a reference in developing premium games with deep and engaging experiences across platforms.
As part of PLAION and alongside our sister studios across the globe, we create stunning immersive experiences that inspire millions of players worldwide.
We are looking to continue building on our success with humble but talented and creative people who have a passion for making outstanding games and want to be at the forefront of gaming.
Are you ready for the challenge? Join us! This is going to be a thrilling ride.

Your Mission

  • Produce high-quality stylized characters based on the art guidelines, integrate within the engine, and assist with various technical setups and R+D
  • Collaborate with key team members in the creation of in-game characters and creatures, being able to own parts of the pipeline.
  • Working closely with your lead to ensure that the art style is consistent and cohesive.
  • Assist with mentorship of other team members within the team.
  • Proactively assist the character art team with pipeline/workflow improvements and ideas.
  • Balance artistic aspects with technical constraints, working closely with technical animators to ensure exceptional execution
  • Fix bugs and optimize game assets for required performance and specifications
  • Contributing to the references, concepts, and art direction, while also having the initiative to take the work further independently

Your Skillset

  • Shipped a PC/Console title as a Character Artist
  • 5+ years of experience in AAA game development (PC and/or console)
  • Ability to create high-quality, game-ready, efficient, animation-friendly character assets
  • Understanding of the game art pipeline and non-destructive, iterative workflow
  • Ability to be receptive to art direction and critiques from project art leads
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with producers, programmers, designers, as well as artists
  • Strong understanding of Photoshop, ZBrush, Maya, Marvellous Designer, Substance Designer and Painter
  • Ability to adapt to different art styles from stylized to realistic
  • Strong understanding of human and creature anatomy and forms
  • Experience with hand painted textures

Note: Please provide us a strong portfolio showing your art skills and demonstrating a high level of artistic creativity.

Mission Support

We are just as passionate about our games as we are about their creators (Could that be you?!). Your job comes with personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes. And most importantly - A motivated, international team full of fellow gamers.
The studio is located in a bright, modern office, right in the center of Hamburg. With a selection of benefits for all our staff: Including discounted gym membership, fresh fruit and a variety of free drinks. A healthy work-life balance is important to you? For us too! That’s why we are also awarded as a family-friendly workplace. Coming from abroad? No problem! We also offer relocation packages.

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Get In Touch!

Did we spark your interest? We are looking forward to your application. Simply click on the button below and apply by uploading your CV.
If you have any further documents which you think might be worth sharing to underline your background and talents, we are happy to receive them as well. If you have questions regarding the application just drop us an e-mail at An application via our online tool is preferred.
  • Martina Gutsche
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