Associate Character Artist

ZeniMax Online Studios @ Hunt Valley, MD, US


ZeniMax Online Studios is seeking an ambitious and creative Asscociate Artist to work within our art team to provide support to the team as needed and create Character assets. Candidates should have a strong understanding of human and animal anatomy, character modeling, and texturing as it applies to game play and should be able to successfully execute those ideas in engine.


  • 1+ years of professional art experience
  • Knowledge of character modeling in relation to game development
  • Good sculpting skills in Zbrush or Mudbox
  • Texturing skills using Substance Painter or similar software
  • Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy
  • A good understanding of rigging and animation principles
  • Demonstrated fine art skills
  • Knowledge of industry software tools & pipelines (3dsmax, Zbrush, Photoshop, Marvelous Designer, Maya, Substance Painter) 
  • MMO or RPG experience a plus


  • Create icons for all Character related game assets
  • Support Character team members with integration of all assets into the game
  • Create variants of creature models and textures with a strong grasp of form, scale, and proportion while working within defined technical constraints
  • Communicate and work closely with the screenshots team, Outsourcing Support Artists, and Technical Artists
  • Adapt to the established art style
  • Closely follow art and design concepts
  • Have a thorough understanding of pipelines and art integration into the game
  • Contribute to the creative process through original ideas and inspiration
  • Participate in critiquing your work and the work of other artists
  • Work with the entire development team in an energetic and creative environment

Preferred Skills

  • Rigging and animation experience
  • Marvelous Designer experience
  • Cloth simulation experience
  • Traditional art skills such as painting and sculpture
  • Clothing design and construction knowledge is a plus

*The position may require an art test.

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.