Recognized as a leader in developing mass-market titles for video game consoles, Heavy Iron Studios, Inc. is a video game developer based in Los Angeles, California originally founded as a THQ studio in 1999. Heavy Iron is now a part of Keywords Studios and under Keywords Studios’ Game Development service line, we provide game development support to many of today’s most popular game titles.

Heavy Iron has worked in close partnership over the years with developers such as Activision, Amazon Games, Bandai Namco, Epic Games, Riot Games, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and more to offer compelling, interactive gaming experiences across multiple generations of console platforms.

Heavy Iron Studios is actively looking for a 3D Artist to join our team. 3D Artists are expected to be versatile and take on a variety of tasks. These tasks include the creation of environment, vehicle, prop and character assets, as well as lighting, level management and optimization.

Our culture promotes collaboration, and we enjoy working together. We are always looking for exceptional talent for our team. We want to hear from you if you meet the qualifications and have an interest in working on exciting projects. We pride ourselves on creating quality and timely products for our partners and players.


  • Expert knowledge of the following software:

    • Maya

    • Photoshop

    • ZBrush

    • 3D painting software such as Substance Painter

  • Proficient at generating normal maps from high poly models

  • Experienced with game engines such as Unreal or Unity

  • Skilled at creating PBR materials

  • At least two previously shipped titles

  • Strong problem-solving ability

  • Self-motivated with an ability to take initiative

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

  • Willingness to receive direction from the Art Director and Lead Artist

  • Strong grasp of art principles and game development pipelines and practices

  • Understanding of source control via Perforce or equivalent

  • Ability to meet deadlines under tight schedules

  • Effective communication skills


  • Benefits package including Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Sick leave

  • Paid vacation

  • Corporate holidays, including floating holidays

  • Disability coverage

  • Paid Basic and AD&D insurance

  • Voluntary FSA, HSA

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching

  • Work alongside dynamic individuals in the dubbing and gaming industry

  • Work within a company with upward career growth opportunities

The salary range reflected is an estimate of base pay and varies per state. The base pay range may vary if an offer is made for work in your location. The pay range in CA is between $50,000 - $100,000.