3D Character Artist

Art – Character /
Permanent /
Founded in 2001, Complex Games has over 20 years' experience with an ambition of becoming a global leader in the development of innovative Tactical RPGs, including the recent success of turn-based PC strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters. The studio is based in Winnipeg, Canada, and employs 20 talented and passionate people including its founders and several other industry veterans. We‘re now growing the team and looking forward to making even more great games in the future as part of Frontier. Come join us!

As part of our continued growth we have a vacancy for a 3D Character Artist to join our team.  In this role you will be creating both combat & cinematic characters & creatures for our games, receiving guidance, direction and feedback from our 3D Lead & Art Director to ensure all of our characters maintain a high level of quality and consistency.
Your passion for character and creature design will be pivotal to delivering the quality that we strive for in our games. 
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a studio with a track record of delivering successful Tactical RPGs and work with our experienced and passionate teams as you develop your career with us.

This role is an on-site role in the Studio in Winnipeg, Canada.  We can offer a relocation package for the right candidate.


    • Create fantastic in-game character models, using Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop and Substance.
    • Understand the character being created; their narrative, motivations and gameplay potential and weave that into your work.
    • Collaborate with fellow Character Artists, Animators & Tech Artists to maintain the highest quality throughout development; on budget, on time and in the style.
    • Support the integration of your work into our Unity-based game engine.


    • Proven ability across all aspects of character modelling. Experience with sculpting character & creature anatomy is highly desirable.  
    • A good team player with a willingness to work collaboratively, willingly taking on feedback and guidance from the rest of the team.
    • Excellent attention to detail. 
    • Ability to work within an established art style.
    • Exceptional level of high-polygon character modelling in ZBrush or Mudbox (ZBrush preferred).
    • Extensive knowledge of 3D packages such as Maya, 3ds Max or Blender (Maya preferred).
    • Excellent Photoshop and Substance Painter texturing skills.
    • Familiarity with the entire real-time character creation pipeline: high-poly sculpting, retopology, UV mapping, texture baking, texture creation, setting up and exporting to game.
    • Awareness of the importance of mesh topology, to ensure that character models deform well when animated.
    • Understanding of best working practices in terms of LOD creation and optimisation.
    • Excellent communications skills.


    • Experience with the Unity Game Engine, particularly with content integration.
    • An Art degree or relevant game art course is helpful
    • Flair for interpreting concept art, turning character sketches into 3D models that accurately capture the spirit of the concept. 
What we can offer you
You'll work directly with a friendly and experienced team that is striving to push the envelope in the tactical RPG space by creating challenging new worlds with compelling cinematic narratives.
We provide a competitive salary, our Frontier annual bonus scheme and an extended health and benefits plan.
We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.