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Character Artist

Do you want to create realistic 3D characters for an upcoming AAA game project?
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We are searching for a 3D character artist who wants to help fulfill the vision for our next game, currently in development. Specifically we are looking for someone to focus on creating game ready characters.

As a character artist at Arrowhead you will be involved in the process of taking both playable and non-playable characters and character assets from early stages of development, sometimes without concepts, through proofing, mock-up and to game ready levels.  

We offer a lot of freedom, autonomy and the opportunity to develop your skills in a direction you help decide. You will work together with a dedicated feature team consisting of animators, designers and other artists. You will also work closely with the studio's producer, art director, and game director to help make the games vision a reality.


  • Create assets for both playable and non playable characters
  • Create game ready characters and assets
  • Hair creation
  • Collaborate and proof character designs with animators  
  • Continuous iteration on assets
  • Collaborate with feature team to test and feedback on designs and features
  • Participate in sprint meetings to set up realistic completion timelines

At Arrowhead each team member has an important influence on the game and is involved in the decision-making process. We offer a motivating and creative environment where small groups work independently and in cross-disciplinary feature teams. 

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience from the games industry.
  • Involved in a full development cycle of a AAA-title. 
  • Proficient in modelling Software Zbrush.
  • Proficient Maya or Modo or equivalent modelling software.
  • Proficient in Substance Painter.
  • Proficient in Marvelous Designer. 
  • Basic experience of node based workflows for shaders and materials.
  • Proven experience or portfolio displaying assets of both organic and hard surfaces.
  • Portfolio displaying understanding of realistic proportions and anatomy.
  • Great understanding of character composition. 
  • Proficient in PBR Workflow.

Bonus qualifications

  • Skinning. 
  • Experience of working or managing with outsourcing pipelines.
  • Experience working with gibs, dismemberment and destruction.
  • Substance Designer.

More about you

To be a great fit with the studio one must understand the value of collaboration within games development, any given day there could be several people dependent on your work and vice versa. Being proactive and communicative are great qualities for this position! 

The ideal candidate is able to adapt to different circumstances and identify desired outcomes. Sometimes achieving high quality assets will be the number one priority, other times conveying intentional game experiences takes priority over game ready quality. 

Our idea is that everyone working at Arrowhead shares responsibility for the entire project, everyone feedbacks on the project, everyone shares success, and everyone is committed to making the best game possible. 

Practical information

Employment: Full-time, 40 hours per week on site at the studio.

Location: Stockholm

If you think that this position matches your background and skills, we would love to hear from you. We ask that your application always include relevant work samples or a link to your portfolio.

In your application, please focus on why your skills and experiences would be great for this role and why you would like to join Arrowhead Game Studios. We interview candidates continuously and hire when we find a good fit, so it is recommended you apply as soon as possible.

Apply now!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Hammarby kaj 10d
120 32 Stockholm Directions contact@arrowheadgs.com +46 702-83 00 33

Perks & Benefits

At Arrowhead we aim to give people a high level of freedom with emphasis on autonomy. Everyone receives generous perks, such as 30 days paid vacation, several health benefits, insurances, and company savings for your retirement fund.

We also have recurring company outings and events such as movie nights, game competitions and activities like paintball.

  • Flexibility and generous vacation

    With core working hours between 10:00–15:00 you are free to plan your week according to what suits you best.
    You are also entitled to six weeks paid vacation each year.

  • Pension fund and insurances

    You can feel safe with a full life- and occupational injury insurance as well as guaranteed quick access to health specialists. An additional monthly saving is added to your retirement fund.

  • Health & wellness

    Massage at the office every other week,
    a weekly wellness activity hour and yearly wellness allowance. Once a year we also offer health care checkups with the possibility to track your changes and progress.

Working at Arrowhead

Arrowhead is primarily interested in long term jobs and employment. We are not a project-based studio and prefer to have full-time employees. We feel that this contributes to a better work environment, a feeling of stability and builds stronger internal relationships.

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