3D Character Artist - Crusader Kings III

Paradox Interactive
Malmö, Sweden
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Do you want to make a big difference at a small studio? Paradox is on an ambitious journey to explore and expand on Grand Strategy Games, a genre we invented and want to take to new heights. To do this, we are looking for a 3D Character Artist in Malmö at Paradox Thalassic to help make sure Crusader Kings III lives up to its vast potential.

About the role

We are looking for a 3D Character Artist with a broad skillset who could take on a variety of 3D character creation tasks, primarily focusing on realistic characters, with a high degree of historical accuracy in clothing and associated props. If you’re into Viking beards, fur capes, and Abbasid armor you’ve come to the right place.


  • Create high-quality 3D characters, clothing, hairstyles, and character props
  • Work with Art Leads, directors, and external partners to drive the vision for the game
  • Communicate effectively and proactively with other team members
  • Participate in sprint planning, task scoping, and estimation. Keeping work organized and the production team informed

Skills & Requirements


  • At least 2+ years of experience working with character creation in the games industry
  • Proficiency in sculpting software, Marvelous designer, Maya, and Photoshop
  • Proficiency with the Substance tools suite
  • Technical skills and experience from, modular content creation and shaders
  • Knowledge of skinning, rigging, technical constraints, and engine implementation
  • An interest and understanding of world culture and history

Bonus points for...

  • Familiarity with Paradox grand-strategy games
  • An interest and understanding of world culture and history

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.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC. The world-renowned strategy catalog stretches back to 1999, and the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Cities: Skylines, Crusader Kings, Magicka and the Hearts of Iron series created by Paradox Development Studio and a network of partner studios. If you're interested in what IPs we work with, you can browse them here.

Our games are played by millions of players each month. Over the years, we have released more than a hundred games and expansions and we currently have several active IPs that have been developed both internally and by third-party studios across the world.  Paradox has been listed as a top mid-size publisher globally by Metacritic for several years and each year we have several games on the top 100 best-selling games on Steam. We currently have offices in Sweden, The Netherlands, and USA. 

Working here

Paradox has seen a lot of growth over the recent years, and we see no signs of that slowing down. We are a mixed bunch, with people from over 30 different countries, with one thing bringing us all together - a passion for games. 

Working at Paradox entails a lot of freedom, responsibility, and the possibility to have a real impact. We try to keep our project teams relatively small, as we believe that the best decisions are made on the floor, and to stay away from long decision-chains.