Lead 3D Artist

3 month ago

Job Description

As a Lead 3D Artist for Pahdo Labs, you will responsible for 3D character and creature art for an anime-inspired Action RPG. You will lead the 3D character discipline and act as a primary individual contributor for 3D art. You will report to the Art Director.


  • Work with the Art Director to translate the high-level art direction into in-game 3D art for an anime-style isometric action game.
  • Create 3D visual assets directly, and occasionally manage outsourcers.
  • Own the character, creature, and NPC production schedule, and develop a highly efficient system for producing 3D art.
  • Execute on an anime-style visual target.
  • Uphold Pahdo culture and values; be a leader and role model

Desired Qualifications

  • Past experience with Unity, and deep experience with at least one major engine
  • Expertise in Maya or Blender, while delivering final outputs in Maya
  • Expertise hand painting textures using applications like 3D Coat
  • Credit on at least one shipped commercial game project from start to finish
  • Experienced playing Hades, MapleStory, Monster Hunter, Genshin Impact, Fate/Grand Order and similar titles
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience playing games and consuming anime/manga, new and old, across a variety of genres


  • We are open to a range of experience and working arrangements for this position and will offer commensurate compensation.
    • Base Salary Ranges:
      • Full-Time in New York, NY:
        • US$70,000 - $110,000
      • Full-Time in Vancouver, BC:
        • CA$70,000 - $110,000
      • Other geographic markets:
        • US$50,000 - $90,000
  • Flexible paid time off with a 2-week vacation minimum.
  • 100% employer-paid medical, vision, and dental insurance for the employee and 50%-paid for dependents, 401(k) plan.

About pahdo

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We are a gaming startup building an anime-inspired creative RPG, mixing our favorite aspects of fighting games, role-playing games, and game making tools into one seamless social experience. We have raised over $17.5M in seed and Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Pear VC, BoxGroup, Neo, Zynga founder Mark Pincus, Eventbrite founder Kevin Hartz, and Cyan Banister.

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