Senior 3D Creature & Character Artist - Stellaris

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Characters are a key part of what brings games to life. At Paradox, we have characters ranging from humans to funghi aliens. If you’re looking for a role that offers you a great variety to your art, then this might be for you.

About the role

We are currently on the lookout for a Senior 3D Creature artist with a broad skillset who could take on a variety of 3D character creation tasks, with a focus on aliens and creatures. Together with the art director and the art leads you will be helping out to set up and drive the character art vision, and also defining and driving a character customization system.

You will be creating characters & creatures, clothing and character props, and in close collaboration with our animators and VFX artists bring the characters to life. Your work will also entail establishing pipelines, estimations, coaching and mentoring other team members, as well as working with external development partners (writing briefs, regular communication and feedbacking, implementation of outsourced assets into the game engine).


  • 8-10+ years of character & creature creation experience from the games industry
  • Exceptional understanding of the human/creature anatomy, color, values and form language
  • Expert knowledge in Zbrush, Marvelous Designer and Substance Painter
  • Knowledge of skinning, rigging, technical constraints and optimization
  • Ability to create, adapt, iterate and be a driving force for Creature art
  • Ability to properly research and work independently in absence of concept art

The right candidate shows an understanding of the strategy game genre and a passion for anything sci-fi. At Paradox we take pride in providing opportunities for our artists to express their creativity, and to develop and learn new skills. Therefore we also actively look for people who are interested in expanding their talents. Ideal Paradox employees enjoy working in a fast paced open work environment, and have good communication and pedagogical skills.

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If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.

At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be  a great addition to our team.

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

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!

  • Work

    Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us

    You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams

    Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)

  • Social

    Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages

    Yearly company parties

    Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games

    Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch

  • Development

    Leadership courses available for all employees

    We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom

    Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”

  • Compensation

    Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year

    Participation in our company wide profit share program

    5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year

    For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)

Our Culture

In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:






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