Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty® franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won more than 200 "Game of the Year" awards and 100 "Editor's Choice" awards, among many other industry accolades. Some of our previous titles include: Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare and most recently, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare.
Infinity Ward has opened a brand-new studio in Austin, TX. The studio will work on creating new and innovative experiences for Call of Duty® and create innovative technology to power them. Our studio provides a safe, trusting, and empowering environment to fuel your creativity and help make the extraordinary.
Your mission is to create authentic characters that will be enjoyed by millions of gamers across the globe. Your broader experience with game development and the character pipeline will help you work collaboratively with designers, concept artists, technical artists and animators to ensure that you are always putting gameplay first when it comes to developing outstanding characters.
In short, you’ll be part of a close-knit, collaborative community of artists, engineers and designers whose sole goal is to make a truly epic and immersive game experience.
Share your passion and knowledge of character art in the films and games industry.
Collaborate with Art Directors, Producers, Animators, and Tech Artists to deliver realistic characters for best-in-class player experiences.
Be a proactive self-starter that can independently implement high-level direction.
Champion standard processes and advocate towards streamlining tools and processes.
Collaborate with other teams to ensure art requirements and plans are understood.
Supply creative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.
8+ total years in the games industry working in an art capacity
Strong understanding of creating character art assets in multiple major 3D and 2D packages (3DS Max or Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop, and Substance) for console hardware (Xbox, PS, PC).
Excellent understanding of Physically Based Rendering systems and techniques.
Possesses in-depth understanding of game engines, pipelines, and processes.
Comprehensive understanding of human anatomy, and clothing and a keen eye towards form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to modelling.
Rock-solid communication and problem-solving skills.
Proven ability to thrive in a challenging and often ambiguous environment.
Strong understanding of game art with ability to clearly discuss modern trends.
Inspiring portfolio demonstrating focus and commitment to realistic characters and current gen 2D/3D asset creation; ideally demonstrating organic and hard surface character, clothing, and equipment/accessory models with high-quality materials and textures.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
Infinity Ward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.