Character Artist - EA Sports

Lage: Vancouver, BC, Canada


Requisition Number: 183847

Position Title: Character Artist 2

External Description:

About the Organization:  EA is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with nearly 30 years of innovation, passion, and connection of millions of players across the globe to their favorite video games IP. We are assembling a team with the purpose of constructing a novel and immersive experience within one of our existing IPs. This is your opportunity to join this new team that will shape the future of interactive entertainment.

About our team:  We are starting a new team composed of a mixture of experienced EA/EA SPORTS and new talent from across industries. With some of the most valuable IPs in the world and the resources EA has to offer, we have access to the capabilities needed to deliver amazing new experiences for an expanded audience of players worldwide.

Your Responsibilities: We are looking for a well-rounded character artist with an emphasis on creating game-ready clothing. We are looking for someone who understands character creation as a whole but has an interest and passion for clothing.

You will need to demonstrate solid grounding in industry standard techniques for creating game-ready clothing such as efficient topology, UV layout, texture baking and creation, outfit recreation from photo reference, and working with scan data. You will need to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in Maya, Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, and Photoshop.

Having additional experience in creating modular and interchangeable clothing in a character customization system is a plus.

Our character artists are dynamic and efficient modelers with sculpting and texturing skills – able to create outstanding content with an imagination that is constantly in motion. We are looking for a candidate who will also help by bringing in fresh new ideas for workflows and is someone who can mentor others while creating a positive, healthy work environment.

Your Qualifications

  • Experienced with 3+ year of industry character creation production especially with regards to clothing and accessories
  • Understanding anatomy, movement and cloth deformation is essential.
  • Experience in high-fidelity 3D modeling / sculpting techniques, along with high-poly to low-poly surface/detail baking.
  • Experience in Maya, Z-Brush and Marvelous Designer are necessary.
  • Knowledgeable in PBR texture / material workflows.
  • Experience in authoring photo-realistic textures in Substance Painter and Photoshop. Experience in Substance Designer is a plus.
  • Ability to interpret concept art and limited photo reference and translate it into a successful 3D representation.
  • Experience in working with content-driven game engines (e.g. Unreal, Frostbite, Unity).
  • Experience in creating game resolution topology geared for deformation and rigging.
  • Must understand how clothing is created and how to achieve a proper fit.
  • Efficient in use of UV layout and ability to edit for highest visual payoff.


Portfolio Requirements:

  • Photo-real character modeling and texturing – hair, clothing and likeness. Showing UV layout and all maps.
  • Full game ready outfits that demonstrate your workflow.
  • Concept to model experience is a plus.


Ceci ne s'applique pas au Quebec


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $89,300 - $123,000 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.



Community / Marketing Title: Character Artist - EA Sports

Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter interaktiver Unterhaltungssoftware. EA bietet Spiele, Inhalte und Online-Dienste für internetfähige Spielkonsolen, Personalcomputer, Mobiltelefone und Tablets an.


About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Days Open: 73

Can this position be remote?: 1

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