Lead 3D Character Artist

Iron Fox Games is building insanely fun interactive experiences with world-class brands and emerging technologies.   

 

We’re a young studio but don’t let that fool you: our bedrock is the result of decades of launching and operating games with major IPs and bold new ideas.  We’ve got a lot of work to do and an aggressive growth plan to support it.  To learn more about our story and our values, visit www.ironfoxgames.com.

 

Clever, collaborative, and creative people are at the root of what we do.

We are looking for an individual who knows the nuance of an expression can tell a thousand stories and has mastered the art of pushing their strong understanding of anatomy to create highly communicative characters. We are looking for someone who can take 2D concepts to the next level and who can match creative passion with technical skill and fitness, the devil is in the details! Finally, you view yourself as a culture-add and look forward to bringing something new to every team you join.

Here’s what we need in this role:

  • Ensuring the delivery of world-class assets for top-tier brands for our games.

  • Modelling, rigging, UV and material skills with an ability to create high-poly as well as engine efficient assets.

  • Working with our Art Director, to design, implement, and communicate best practices to the entire art production team.

  • Leading and managing asset delivery pipelines for our studio

  • Mentoring other team members in Mobile Game Character best practices

  • Grow with the business; stretch yourself and learn new skills and domains.

  • Have fun; we’re making games!

Got what it takes?

  • 5+ years working in game development, even better if it is mobile experience!

  • 1+ years in a lead role.

  • A strong portfolio that showcases your 3D characters in a variety of examples and a wide artistic range, including stylized characters.

  • Proficiency with ZBrush, Maya and Substance painter. 

  • An in-depth understanding of game engines, pipelines, and processes.

  • A hard-working, fun-loving attitude!

  • Excellent problem-solving and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with rigging and setups is an asset

  • Ability to be flexible. Plans will change, you’re here for the journey as much as the destination.

What do you get in return?

  • We pay very competitive salaries according to the market - not based on where you live.  We also offer a discretionary annual bonus structure based on contribution and company performance.

  • Crunch is old school - we recognize downtime as the catalyst to brilliance.  To that end, we offer three weeks of paid vacation plus all provincial and national observances and an additional week-long shutdown at the end of the year for the holidays.

  • Families matter. As veterans of the industry, we recognize that it can feel like “there is never a good time to take time off.” Major life moments are more important than a build, a release or a bug. We encourage you to do life at your own pace, and we will be there for you in those important moments.

  • Your medical, dental, and extended healthcare needs are covered under our group plan.

  • Life insurance and critical illness insurance are in place to take your mind off life’s unexpected curveballs.

  • Iron Fox Games is a remote-first company.  You can work from anywhere, at any time provided your primary residence is where we are legally incorporated.  We measure results, not hours.  Expect flexibility in your schedule.  

  • At least once a year we take everyone out on a company trip to get some time to strengthen our identity as a team.

Everyone can play. Everyone can win.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

 

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

 

We know that 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.

Salary range: $60,000-$90,000