Character Artist

March 13, 2024
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Character Artist

Crytek is looking for an exceptional Character Artist to support the Hunt: Showdown team in our Frankfurt Studio.

Sample pictures or a link to a webpage, which shows sample work, are required.


  • Creating in-game characters from scratch following a concept art or art direction by keeping in mind and following the technical requirements.
  • Creating of textures (diffuse, normal map, specular, gloss/roughness) needed to display a photorealistic human in game.
  • Working closely with Tech Art, concept art and other dependent departments throughout the character production process.
  • Requirements

  • 3+ years of professional experience in a Character Artist capacity.
  • Good understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies.
  • Good understanding of anatomy and representing anatomy in topology.
  • Ability to create all textures needed for creating photorealistic looking humans.
  • Good knowledge of human body structure and topology for facial animation.
  • Ability to create game ready assets that work well within the given technical limitations.
  • Strong knowledge of industry standard 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, Marvelous Designer, Zbrush).
  • Has a strong knowledge of current texturing pipelines (Substance Painter and Photoshop)
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to create believable photorealistic garments and human characters within a games engine
  • Shows a good foundation in human anatomy.
  • Ability to creatively translate concepts, ideas into authentic characters with an attention to detail.
  • Good English communication and writing skills.
  • A positive, problem-solving and team-oriented attitude.
  • Be proactive, self-motivated and be able to work without direct supervision.
  • Willing to relocate to Frankfurt, Germany.
  • All 3D Character Artist candidates must have a portfolio that demonstrates:

  • A good eye for character design
  • Keen eye on detail and realism
  • Organic character elements (such as a human face) and non-organic character elements (such as metal armor).
  • Game ready garment assets using Marvelous Designer.
  • High polygon sculpting.
  • Texturing on game characters.
  • Ability to derive a well structured low-poly model from the high poly model
  • Efficient UV layout for low-poly characters
  • Pluses

  • Experience with game engines (such as CRYENGINE).
  • Knowledge of real-time hair production using hair cards.
  • Experience with rigging, skinning or animation.
  • Game or Film Industry experience is strongly preferred.
  • Traditional Art background (including self education) is preferred.
  • What you can expect from us

    Career Path

    Your professional development is important to us, so we have laid out a career plan to help you progress towards your goals and objectives.

    Company Apartment

    To help you get settled, we provide you with a fully furnished company apartment during your first three months in Frankfurt.

    Relocation Support

    We offer a relocation budget and full coverage of flights to Frankfurt for you and your family.

    You can expect extensive assistance with visa, work permits, and communication with authorities during the relocation process, as well as help settling into Germany (e.g. setting up appointments with banks, government agencies, schools, landlords, finding apartments etc.).

    Public Transport Pass

    Discover Frankfurt by bus, tram and metro – free of charge.

    Gym Card

    A healthy body is a healthy mind. We offer a membership at the premium gym chain Fitness First in Germany. Work out, join group fitness classes, or relax in the wellness facilities.

    International Environment

    We truly embody diversity at Crytek. With employees from over 42 different countries, we define ourselves by our cultural diversity.

    German Classes

    Understanding the local culture will make your stay abroad more enjoyable, and Crytek supports that by offering German language courses for you and your family.


    Join us on our exciting company events, including new starter breakfasts, summer and winter parties, our annual trip to Gamescom in Cologne, and many more!

    We are all gamers: stay connected and play games with your colleagues at our remote gaming parties.

    Vacation Days

    At our Frankfurt office you can enjoy 24 days of vacation per year, and every 2 years you get 1 more (up to a maximum of 28 days). You will also have on average 10 public holidays on top of the days you take off.

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