Hard Surface Character Artist

Use your creativity as a Character Artist to create creatures, humanoids, robots and all different types of enemies for our next-gen AAA project!
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Hard Surface Character Artist

Use your creativity as a Character Artist to create creatures, humanoids, robots and all different types of enemies for our next-gen AAA project! 

As a Character Artist at Arrowhead you are 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. The main focus is on Hard Surface characters such as creatures, humanoids and robots, however from time to time you will also create more organic characters. 

You’re more than just a content creator: At Arrowhead you have a lot of freedom, autonomy and the opportunity to develop your skills in a direction you help decide. You are a part of a dedicated feature team (The AI team, a.k.a. the “A” team) consisting of animators, designers and other artists. Of course you also co-op closely with the studio's producer, art director, and game director to help make our game vision a reality! 

Your contribution

As a Hard Surface Character Artist, your main tasks and responsibilities are: 

  • Create game ready characters and assets for both playable and non playable characters;
  • Co-op and proof character designs with concept artists and animators;  
  • Co-op 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. 

Our requirements

Do you recognize yourself in the following? 

  • You have at least 5 years of experience as a 3D artist in the games industry;
  • You have been involved in a full development cycle of a AAA-title, shipping at least one title; 
  • Modelling software (Zbrush and Maya in particular, others are a plus) holds no secrets for you;
  • You are very good with Substance Painter (Marvelous Designer being a plus);
  • You have at least a basic experience of node based workflows for shaders and materials;
  • Your portfolio shows a variety of (realistic) character/humanoid/droid artwork, including organic and hard surfaces;
  • You are very well known with PBR Workflows.

Nice to haves

Would be cool to have, but certainly not mandatory! 

  • Experience with skinning;
  • Experience with outsourcing (art) pipelines;
  • Experience with gibs, dismemberment and destruction;
  • Experience with Substance Designer.

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! Please be sure to add a link to your (online) portfolio that shows your skill in (character) art along with your CV/Cover Letter. An Art Test can be part of the application process. 

Relocation assistance is offered for the right candidate. 

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 View page

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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