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Digital Extremes

Character Artist (NOC 5241)

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Digital Extremes
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ London, ON

Digital Extremes is seeking a Character Artist (NOC 5241) to join our team. You will be joining a small team working on a demanding art project. You will be challenged to explore your creative and technical skills in an ever learning and changing environment. We are always evolving our work practices through technical updates and workflow techniques. With your excellent communication skills and understanding of efficient techniques for game production, traditional art background and experiences and a strong understanding of what it takes to create believable high quality looking humanoids and creatures you'll fit right in!


Digital Extremes Ltd. (250 York St., Suite 100, London, ON N6A 6K2) seeks Character Artist (NOC 5241) to perform the following duties:

  • Realize the overall artistic vision of characters based on designs, concepts and descriptions;
  • Design, model, and texture high quality 3D characters, paying close attention to anatomical proportions, physiology and overall geometry to work well with rigging and skin deformation;
  • Collaborate with Art and Design leads to create technically sound, engaging and memorable characters;
  • Work with Art Director and project Character Art Lead to combine ideas and methodologies of character production to create an efficient, streamlined pipeline;
  • Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details.


  • A university degree in visual arts with specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning, or completion of a college diploma program in graphic arts, or relevant experience in game development;
  • 1+ years of experience creating characters for game development;
  • Knowledge of skinning\rigging constraints and optimization;
  • Ability to change art direction and iterate across projects with a variety of art styles;
  • An exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy with a keen eye towards form, structure, and silhouette and overall appeal;
  • Ability to commit to and deliver finished assets with tight deadlines;
  • Professional experience with today's standards of software relating to character creation for triple A games (i.e., Maya or Max, Zbrush, Substance painter and Designer etc.);
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills;
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new techniques and best practices;
  • Have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in video games.


  • Familiar with Warframe and Digital Extreme's development history;
  • Previous experience working with a popular game engine i.e., Unreal or Unity.


Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world's top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games' multi-million unit selling Unrealยฎ franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sectorยฎ, BioShockยฎ for the PlayStationยฎ3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darknessยฎ II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframeยฎ, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4โ„ข, Xbox One and Nintendo Switchโ„ข. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.


Our culture is centred on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of โ€œCanadaโ€™s Top 100 Employersโ€. We summon you to join our elite team!

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and career support
  • Fitness and parking/transit subsidies
  • Daily lunches prepared onsite by our in-studio Executive Chef and professional kitchen staff
  • All-day snacks and drinks, sleep pods, massage chairs, cold brew, dog therapy days and more


Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.


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