Lead 3D Artist

Helsinki, Finland | OPEN POSITIONS | Full-time


Housemarque is looking for a Lead 3D Artist for our next big game!

The Job

As the lead of the talented and passionate 3D art team behind RETURNAL you will work closely with Art Direction and Concept, Tech Art and Animation Leads to help drive the next evolution of Housemarque games. It will be your role to ensure technical proficiency across the 3D team, facilitate professional growth among its artists, and champion the artistic vision of the project.

Lead 3D Artist’s responsibilities:

  • Guide the team to create artistically and technically sound 3D assets
  • Review WIP assets for technical execution and practical consistency
  • Give clear, effective, collaborative, and timely feedback with Art Director & other Leads
  • Organize training opportunities and facilitate professional growth
  • Seek to improve and maintain good work methods and development pipelines
  • Other lead responsibilities, such as 1-on-1’s with team members
  • Cross-team collaboration (level art, design, VFX etc)

We expect you to have:

  • 5+ years of experience as a 3D Artist in AAA games, with preferably some experience in a lead role
  • Understanding of workflows for the creation of 3D assets of all kinds, including characters, architecture, and natural environments
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Strong prioritization and multitasking abilities
  • Passion for art and willingness to learn new workflows and share knowledge
  • Fluent spoken and written English

We also value:

  • Experience in wide variety of 3D software packages beyond basic modeling, e.g. Zbrush, Houdini, Photoshop and Substance Painter/Designer
  • Understanding of modern materials using PBR, projection, and layered blending
  • Experience in animation
  • Experience with modular environments
  • Experience with shader authoring in Unreal or a similar engine
  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Experience with JIRA and other project management tools
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development


At Housemarque, we believe "Game is King!" because gameplay always comes first. 

With technical excellence and compelling narrative, spiced with our trademark neon flair and top-notch audiovisual feedback, we want our players to always feel actively engaged with the worlds we have created for them.

Our latest Award-Winning game Returnal, released on PS5 in 2021, embraces all these qualities. THIS is our DNA!

We value Nordic work-life balance by growing sustainably and ensuring our employees have the time and means to develop personally and professionally during work time. 

We were established in 1995 with strong roots in the Finnish demoscene. In June 2021 we joined the PlayStation Studios, after years of partnership.

If you wish to join us for our next journey, apply today!


What we offer to you?

  • Competitive salary, benefits, healthcare, Nordic work-life balance
  • Tailored immigration and relocation package to help you get settled into Finland
  • A warm and welcoming atmosphere at our cozy Helsinki office
  • Freedom, flexibility and openness in a collaborative culture
  • Brilliant, diverse and empathetic colleagues to work with
  • Exciting and ambitious projects executed with the best tools
  • Access to Playstation Studios collaboration, games and more!


This is a permanent, full-time position based in Helsinki, Finland. 

We will start interviewing promising candidates immediately so please apply as soon as possible.