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We're looking for a senior character artist who will work on original and known properties, intended for a cinematic creation platform. These include characters from popular Netflix cartoons and major studio movies.
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Aquifer, Inc., is based in beautiful Austin, Texas. We are transforming how animated media is made by providing media and entertainment companies a revolutionary platform to collaboratively create animated stories for social and video platforms. Aquifer enables non-animator creative teams from marketing, social media, to content to produce original animated media in minutes by combining 3D art, augmented reality, 3D cloud rendering, and predictive filmmaking techniques in one easy-to-use mobile and web platform. Aquifer is helping to shape the next generation of creators and entertainment. Our customers include Crunchyroll, G2 esports, Guru Studios, and more.

You

Are An Accomplished Artist: You've created characters used in VFX or games, and have several great portfolio pieces to show. 

Enjoy Team Collaboration: You appreciate and value clear communication, empathy, and teamwork. You are comfortable communicating with a team of creators. 

Are Thorough: Modeling characters is great, but seeing the characters through the entire pipeline makes your work really shine.

Location

Though we're based in the Austin, TX area, remote candidates are also encouraged to apply. We are a "work from anywhere" company!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Create amazing 3d characters of cinematic/VFX quality destined for use in real-time rendering.

Model high and low poly versions when needed.

Collaborate with our technical artists as the characters are rigged for our software.

Create textures and shaders for characters, and collaborate with our team to find the ideal match in Unity.

Required

Expert Character Art Skills.

Knowledge of entire character pipeline, from working with concept art in the 3d modeling of a subject, to texture mapping and materials.

Extremely good collaborator with an interdisciplinary team.

Style: you excel in stylized characters similar to those in popular family CG animated films.

Optional but Encouraged

Experience with Unity3d and its pipelines, both URP and HDRP.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university, or equivalent training (required). 4+ years of 3d Character modeling, including any graduate studies.

Benefits

When you work at Aquifer, we provide competitive benefits to make your life better:

A unique culture where you can be yourself.

At Aquifer, diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to how we grow and operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.‍

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Senior Character Artist - Contract

Posted on:
May 30, 2022

We're looking for a senior character artist who will work on original and known properties, intended for a cinematic creation platform. These include characters from popular Netflix cartoons and major studio movies.

Aquifer:

Aquifer, Inc., is based in beautiful Austin, Texas. We are transforming how animated media is made by providing media and entertainment companies a revolutionary platform to collaboratively create animated stories for social and video platforms. Aquifer enables non-animator creative teams from marketing, social media, to content to produce original animated media in minutes by combining 3D art, augmented reality, 3D cloud rendering, and predictive filmmaking techniques in one easy-to-use mobile and web platform. Aquifer is helping to shape the next generation of creators and entertainment. Our customers include Crunchyroll, G2 esports, Guru Studios, and more.

You:

Are An Accomplished Artist: You've created characters used in VFX or games, and have several great portfolio pieces to show. 

Enjoy Team Collaboration: You appreciate and value clear communication, empathy, and teamwork. You are comfortable communicating with a team of creators. 

Are Thorough: Modeling characters is great, but seeing the characters through the entire pipeline makes your work really shine.

Location:

Though we're based in the Austin, TX area, remote candidates are also encouraged to apply. We are a "work from anywhere" company!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Create amazing 3d characters of cinematic/VFX quality destined for use in real-time rendering.

Model high and low poly versions when needed.

Collaborate with our technical artists as the characters are rigged for our software.

Create textures and shaders for characters, and collaborate with our team to find the ideal match in Unity.

Required:

Expert Character Art Skills.

Knowledge of entire character pipeline, from working with concept art in the 3d modeling of a subject, to texture mapping and materials.

Extremely good collaborator with an interdisciplinary team.

Style: you excel in stylized characters similar to those in popular family CG animated films.

Optional but Encouraged:

Experience with Unity3d and its pipelines, both URP and HDRP.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university, or equivalent training (required). 4+ years of 3d Character modeling, including any graduate studies.

Benefits:

When you work at Aquifer, we provide competitive benefits to make your life better:

A unique culture where you can be yourself.

At Aquifer, diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to how we grow and operate our business. We’re building a diverse workforce that cultivates and supports all individuals. We believe a culture of equality creates a stronger work environment for all employees and that we are all accountable for encouraging and celebrating diverse voices. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.‍

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