Senior Material Artist

For Certain Affinity in Austin, TX, USA

  • Permanent
  • Relocation assistance

Job Description

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? How about more than one? Certain Affinity is an exclusive Austin studio comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced industry veterans committed to a solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing multiple AAA FPS products, but also work on a few projects of our own, and we have very interesting new projects in the works.

As a Senior Material Artist at Certain Affinity, you will work in small teams to create highly detailed characters, game environments, and world assets.


  • Create physically based Materials/Textures for use with props, environments, and characters.
  • Assist in material library creation and maintaining material pipelines.
  • Collaborate with other artists to build and integrate assets into a visually consistent and highly immersive world.
  • Match established art styles while helping improve visual direction


  • Portfolio demonstrating a wide variety of materials using both procedural and 3d sculpted techniques.
  • Portfolio demonstrating tiled textures and 0-1 UV mapped assets. Assets must show strong attention to detail focusing on believability and overall esthetic composition.
  • Solid understanding of PBR standards and surface/light interactions.
  • Strong foundation knowledge in traditional arts.
  • Experience creating 3D art for a game project or title.
  • Able to use 3D and/or procedural techniques to create high-quality materials within production timelines.
  • Strong knowledge in UE4.
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and/or another 3D software package.
  • Strong knowledge of Zbrush modeling.
  • Solid understanding of color theory, and be able to create balanced and appealing color palettes.
  • Must be punctual, diligent, articulate, and organized

Extra Credit

  • Experience leading other artists.
  • Shipped 1+ AAA title as an environment artist.
  • Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art or related field.

Certain Affinity offers relocation for this position to Austin, Texas where we make it all happen.

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Certain Affinity has built a strong reputation as the go-to co-development partner for AAA action titles, with recent contributions to World of Tanks, Call of Duty, and DOOM. In fact, the highly prolific studio has been a lead developer or co-developer on more than 25 products across 10 different franchises, with combined sales of more than 100 million units. The company’s leadership has taken a calculated, long-term approach to building the business, and is proud of its track record in its first 12 years: profitable every year and never once laying anyone off.

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