Character Modeler (Salt Lake City)

Epic Games    Salt Lake City, UT
Job Description

Epic Games Salt Lake City is searching for an experienced Character Modeler to collaborate with the art team of Fortnite and other titles. In this role, you will create awesome, top-quality character models in Unreal Engine 4 and push the quality of visual effects while being a solid communicator and team player.


  • Creating characters, enemies, and weapons based on concept art or reference photos

  • Collaborating with the art director and concept artists to set the visual style and quality bar

  • Ability to build clean, highly animate-able topology

  • Ability to give and receive feedback with concept artists and character artists

  • Forward thinking and have the ability to help the team refine technical pipelines to continue to push the boundaries of real-time character performance

  • Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong reel/portfolio showing executed game character modeling work, and at least one shipped title

  • Ability to create believable characters that are full of life and personality

  • Ability to create high-poly and low-poly models as well as textures

  • Intimate knowledge of human anatomy and form

  • The ability to adapt to and innovate new styles and techniques

  • Strong organic modeling skills (human faces, clothing, believable creatures)

  • Strong hard-surface modeling skills (armor, weapons)

  • Knowledge of major 3D software packages (Maya, Max, or Modo, and ZBrush)

  • Experience painting textures in Photoshop, from hand or based on texture reference

  • Experience tuning (or creating) surface shaders for real-time rendered characters

  • Experience with skin weighting, rigging, and animation

  • Experience with stylized art is a plus

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for cutting-edge game development

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to interact with a variety of developers in a tight-knit team

  • If you’d like to be part of building a visually stunning game we’d love to hear from you. Please submit your resume with a portfolio.

    This is going to be Epic!

    Sat, 09 Feb 2019 17:01:37 GMT

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