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Senior 3D Character Artist

Gardens Interactive

United States only
Base Salary
135k-190k USD
Gardens Interactive

Job Description

Who We Are

Gardens is a new remote games studio from developers of games like Journey, What Remains of Edith Finch, Blaseball, Dustforce, Ashen, Ultima, and more. We’re named after the games we grow together — lush, living worlds that bring players together to cultivate lasting friendships. Worlds that offer surprising multiplayer experiences and flourish with the help of their communities.

We believe a team of diverse voices has the most to say, and we are committed to providing a healthy, inclusive, collaborative, and transparent work environment for all!

As a fully-distributed studio, we aspire to support employees living and working where they want. We offer competitive pay, stock options, non-accrual paid time off with flexibility in timing, 35 hour work weeks, and robust benefits (including full medical and vision, dental, 401k contributions and more)!

We are currently creating our flagship project — a shared 3D fantasy adventure inspired by our favorite memories playing online games over the years.

It’s the world we want to play in every day!

Who We're Looking For

We seek a full-time Senior 3D Character Artist for current and future games at our growing remote studio!

A major part of our identity at Gardens is our unique and highly stylized aesthetic. We are looking for someone who can translate concept art and ideas into stunning game-ready assets, working in collaboration with our talented team of artists, designers, and engineers. Bring life to a surprising, ever-growing fantasy-adventure world, designing and modeling in-game characters and creatures to achieve the inspired look we need to make our game world shine.

We seek collaborative individuals who are excited to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production, working together as a team.


  • Help elevate 3D style goals through look-dev exploration and iteration.

  • Create high-resolution sculpts and final game-ready models with textures to establish visual targets.

  • Collaborate with multiple departments to help provide a consistent vision and style.

  • Work with the Lead Character Artist to help define the art pipeline and teach fellow artists.


  • Ability and drive to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production.

  • Expert in 3D industry-standard software for modeling and texturing such as Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter.

  • Ability to rapidly iterate to help solve for various artistic and technical questions.

  • Experience creating various non-humanoid creatures.

  • Great eye and understanding for appealing stylized visuals.

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

  • Excited and able to work with an agile and flexible team and participate in major decisions.

  • Readiness to work with integrity, honesty, and accountability, taking ownership of your actions and decisions.

  • Capable of working independently, keeping on-task and motivated.

  • Located in PT, MT, CT, ET time zone, or willing to relocate.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working with character customization systems.

  • Experience working in the UE Material Editor.

  • Experience with Chaos Cloth sim.

  • Experience rigging and/or animating.

We are a small, highly collaborative studio, eager to give people the chance to bring their full selves to work. Tell us how your unique skill set and life experiences make you the ideal candidate for this role!

Gardens Offers*

  • Competitive Salaries and Pay Transparency

  • Stock Options

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • 401k Contributions

  • Non-accrual paid time off with flexibility in timing.

  • A fully-distributed studio. We aspire to support employees living and working where they want.

Benefits and perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Gardens and the country in which you work.

We are supportive of a diverse workforce and strive for inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, criminal history, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Compensation Range: $135K - $190K

Advice from our career coach

Looking to join a remote games studio that values inclusivity, collaboration, and stunning aesthetics? Look no further than Gardens! As a Senior 3D Character Artist, you'll have the opportunity to bring concept art to life and contribute innovative ideas to our shared 3D fantasy adventure. We offer competitive pay, stock options, flexible work hours, and robust benefits. Join our small and highly collaborative team and let your unique skill set shine in a fully-distributed studio. Apply now and get ready to create lush, living worlds that cultivate lasting friendships!

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Jan 11, 2024


135k-190k USD

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