3D Artist

Located in Chicago’s River North area, Level Ex’s fast-growing game studio is transforming the way surgeons hone their skills by practicing high-risk surgeries with the latest medical devices in our industry-leading mobile, AR, and VR titles.

Our games are built using state-of-the-art graphics and physics tech, and deploy an arsenal of well-designed game mechanics to capture the thrill and challenge of performing real surgery. These games increase dramatically in difficulty as the player progresses, and are carefully crafted with professional level design, compulsion loops, flow channels, and deliberate gameplay balance. Backed by a mature art pipeline and latest-gen engine tech, we’re able to recreate surgery with spectacular realism.

Our engine has earned the trust of the country’s leading physicians; plus, we’ve custom-built GPU-based real-time fluids, tissue shading, and soft-body systems that enable a wide range of new game mechanics in mobile and VR. Our team unites award-winning game designers, developers, and artists with industry-leading surgeons, all passionate about using game design approaches to keep doctors across the world performing at the top of their game.

We’re looking for a talented, experienced 3D Artist to join our team.


What You’ll Be Doing with Us

  • Creating organic models and medical tool assets in 3D

  • Updating existing assets in current Level Ex games

  • Developing new assets for AR and VR

  • Level layout tasks, like placing collision objects, etc.

  • Developing creative artistic solutions while adhering to our brand guidelines

  • Working daily in Unity 3D

  • Working with the Art Department to create production-ready files for use as renders and screenshots

  • Working with the Creative Director, Producers, and other team members to achieve a cohesive style


Who We Want To Interview    

  • Minimum of 3+ years related experience as a 3D artist with a great portfolio

  • Shipped at least 2 games (open to various platforms)

  • Advanced knowledge of Maya, Adobe CS, Unity 3D, ZBrush, and Substance Painter

  • Working knowledge of rigging

  • Ability to manage time appropriately and meet agreed upon deadlines

  • Interest in learning new art techniques and working from medical references


Bonus Points Award For    

  • Knowledge of Substance Designer

  • Knowledge of Houdini

  • Experience in Unreal Engine 4

  • Experience creating for VR


How We Make You Happy

  • Creating games that genuinely make a difference in people’s lives

  • Competitive salary

  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k plan with matching, flex spending account, and commuter benefits

  • Unlimited cold brew coffee, beer, and tasty snacks

  • Flexible, reasonable work schedules in a team-focused environment



Send us your resume and a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit to join our growing company to careers@level-ex.com. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.


No Agencies/Recruiters Please

Candidates must be authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S.