Looking for a Senior 3D Animator!


We’re on the lookout for an experienced artist to help out future projects! You’ll be a core and integral part of the Yacht Club Games team: responsible for developing in-game art assets. You should feel comfortable working with a small group to define, create, and lead the art process for Yacht Club Games projects.


Responsibilities

  • Create high quality 3D animations that adhere to art direction and game style.

  • Work with team to design and implement visuals for games within technical and style restrictions.

  • Partner closely with designers and programmers to match and execute on gameplay and breathe life into characters and game worlds

  • Provide feedback on how to improve tools and increase team productivity.

  • Able to work independently or with small team to manage tasklist and workflow. Manage outsource artists and review art related assets created outside of the core game team.

  • Learn and adapt to art and production pipelines to create and iterate on art quickly.

  • Assist in additional roles at the company as interested - included in all parts of game creation from business and marketing to art and design decisions.


Requirements

  • Master's degree or equivalent; or five years related experience/training; or combination of education and experience.

  • Passionate about playing and making games

  • Experience with rigging and producing high-quality animation from 3D models.

  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and how they can be used to enhance gameplay

  • Exceptional skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms.

  • Develop, maintain and create animations for real time game assets.

  • Assist designers and engineers with gameplay prototypes.

  • Excellent organization / directory skills.

  • Strong portfolio showcasing recent work.

  • Self-motivated and curious with a willingness to continue learning.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.



Desirable

  • Experience with 3D character and environment modeling.

  • Experience in a Lead or mentorship role

  • Scripting experience

  • Familiarity with SVN



Perks

  • Every member is a core part of the team, involved in any part of the company that interests them!

  • Working in our beautiful office located in Los Angeles!

  • Robust medical and dental insurance

  • Profit Sharing and Bonus plans

  • 401k Retirement Plan 

  • Unlimited vacation and sick days

  • Free onsite parking

  • Fully stocked kitchen with unlimited snacks!

  • Chance to work with a top-notch team on cool and unique games!