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Build new worlds with out of this world talent.

From gaming to the metaverse, for clients and talent alike, Aquent is your #1 partner. We've been recruiting and supporting A-players and making unparalleled matches for 35 years. That's why today's leading AAA game studios trust us to recruit, staff, and employ the highly specialized talent they need. Plus, as the largest staffing firm in marketing, creative, and 3D design, we are the go-to source for out of this world talent who are building brand experiences in the metaverse.

How we help

  • Connect you with experienced, cutting-edge talent
  • Help you scale teams up or down to respond to game cycles, title releases, changing priorities, or market conditions
  • Address a variety of workforce needs through Talent & RecruitingEmployer of Record (for self-sourced talent and internships), and Managed Services

Trusted by the best.


Basically from day one, Aquent has been a sincere partner in our business success. Infinitely patient, accommodating, and proactive in terms of service and follow-through, I can sincerely say we couldn't do it without Aquent…
Lindsey Client | The Initiative
Aquent has been a fantastic partner for us in sourcing and managing unique talent for our team. I'm especially grateful for the support and attention they provide, and their understanding that talent are people, not just resources.
Graeme Client | Xbox Game Studios
My experience working with Aquent was nothing but positive! The staff and team were always kind and available whenever I had any questions. It was a privilege and I'd recommend Aquent to anyone thinking about joining a game studio in partnership with them.
Patrick Talent | The initiative
Aquent is always looking out for my needs, and solving my issues quickly and professionally. A++
Nick Talent | The Coalition
Aquent has always been very helpful with any needs or questions! I always feel like I have someone to reach out to in order to make my job more comfortable and manageable. I would recommend Aquent to anyone who's looking for an easy, efficient, and seamless work experience!
Cindy Talent | Turn 10 Studios

The hottest opportunities and titles.

Our talent work for the innovators shaping the future of the metaverse and developing the next hit game. Get considered for multiple roles and client studios, and choose your own adventure for your career.

Roles We Fill

Art & Creative

  • 3D Artist / Modeler
  • Character Artist
  • Cinematic Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Content / Copywriter
  • Design Manager
  • Environment Artist
  • Level Designer
  • Lighting Artist
  • Narrative Designer
  • Producer
  • Product Designer
  • Product Development
  • Summer Art Associate (Interns)
  • Technical Artist
  • UX Researcher
  • UX/UI Artist
  • VFX Artist
  • Video Production


  • Animation Engineer
  • Build Engineer
  • Character Rigger
  • Gameplay Engineer
  • Software Design Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • World Builder


  • Data Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • QA Tester
  • Release Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Software Development Engineer and Test
  • Support Analyst

How we work together.

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Understand your needs

Whether it's an individual talent, a team of talent, a managed contractor program, or an outsourced project, we work with you to understand challenges, constraints, and desired outcomes. We build you the right solution every time.

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Recruit and vet

Our recruiters identify talent for your unique needs, leveraging their extensive network and Aquent technologies like our UX Job Builder and Portfolio Search Engine. We vet talent through video interviews, portfolio reviews, and skills assessments, and present the top candidates to you.

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Hire and onboard

All talent, regardless of engagement type, are evaluated against client-specific requirements and undergo thorough background checks. We have the infrastructure to support engagements that require work authorization. And we can provide equipment, credentialing, and seamlessly integrate our talent into your team.

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Provide support

Talent are our employees, but we take care of them as if they were yours. Recruiting and employment are not one and the same. We've built a world-class talent experience to ensure you and talent can focus on the work.

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Offboard and redeploy

As your engagement comes to an end, we seamlessly offboard talent and are uniquely able to connect them with their next great opportunity.

Why Aquent Talent?

Specialized recruiters

With experienced recruiters who are dedicated to metaverse design and development and the video game industry, we can find the exact talent you need to support your projects and initiatives.

Trusted talent

Our talent are great in their discipline, and they know and love immersive experiences and the gaming space. Whether they're working on the next hit title or helping build the metaverse, so many are requested back by clients again and again because they're simply the best at what they do.

Rewarding experience

We reward talent with benefits that include platinum health plans, 401(k) with employer matching, paid sick and leave time, professional development, and more. All with amazing HR support, so talent are happy and productive.

High-performance tech

We are able to supply talent with the latest systems and software, so they have everything they need to perform at the highest level.

110% guarantee

We're all in—and then some. If you're not fully satisfied with your Aquent talent, we'll give you a refund—plus an extra 10%. That's how sure we are of our people and our process.

Time choice

Hire top-tier talent who demand non-hourly rates. Flexible billing arrangements mean you can pay daily, weekly, or monthly.

Client Stories

Fans of Perfect Dark have waited years for a reboot. We're helping The Initiative deliver.

Services: Temporary Talent

The latest Perfect Dark is the first game from Microsoft's The Initiative. We brought together some of the most talented and passionate game makers from around the industry to reimagine one of the best loved IPs in gaming history.

The Initiative The Initiative

We help make it possible for Minecraft to create playgrounds where anything is possible.

Services: Temporary Talent

With over 200 million copies sold, Minecraft is the #1 selling game of all time. Working out of Mojang's Redmond, WA studios, our design talent are creating visuals to support the ever-evolving experience that is the game's calling card.

Mojang Studios Mojang Studios

Shifting Turn 10 Studios' Forza franchise into high gear with top talent.

Services: Temporary Talent

From Photographers traveling around the world to capture venues and vehicles to 3D Artists creating photorealistic environments and surfaces like grass, trees, and grandstands, our talent help bring Turn 10 Studios' entire Forza franchise to life.

Turn 10 Studios Turn 10 Studios