Hard Surface Art Intern

Art/Content & Character · Frisco, Texas
Department Art/Content & Character
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Hard Surface Art Intern

The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit www.Gearbox.com.


Our intern positions are only open to current or graduating students. 

With the help and guidance of our hard surface art team, you will be expected to:

  • Create detailed high poly models of gear for our complex loot system.
  • Build high quality proxy/block-out meshes based off varying detail levels of concept that will carry through rigging, animation, design & FX.
  • Build low poly meshes for gear and create efficient unwraps/bakes.
  • Create skins and customizations at varying rarity levels, with our procedural UE4/5 material system.
  • Collaborate with the Weapons & Concept Teams when needed, to develop solutions to reach our visual standards/quality.


  • A special interest in hard surface art.
  • Diligent, organized, curious, and willing to learn and maintain focus in a fast-paced and structured environment.
  • Able to absorb and apply feedback from Senior Artists.
  • Awareness of the typical 3D game art pipeline (high poly, low poly, unwrap, bake, texture.)
  • Base knowledge of 3DS Max/3D modeling.
  • A portfolio that reflects these base skills.

Extra Credit:

  • Real world experience with/knowledge of firearms and how they function.
  • Sketching, drawing, concept, painting skills.
  • A passion for automotive design and mechanical engineering.
  • An understanding of UE4/5 including tools, materials, lighting, rendering, blueprint etc.
  • Examples of existing tools, scripts, plugins, etc. you have created for pipeline software.

Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. 

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
    Art/Content & Character
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience