Senior Environment Artist

Art Santa Ana, California


Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create 3d assets ranging from hard surface structures to organic foliage
  • Work with various materials from hand painted diffuse to PBR workflows
  • Interpret concept designs while considering technical and design constraints such as draw calls, poly counts, texture memory limits, and gameplay boundaries
  • Use your sense of composition, layout, and color to push the environment mood to its fullest potential
  • Communicate with various other disciplines to ensure all assets are performant
  • Participate in R&D efforts to develop new techniques and improve the art pipeline
  • Work collaboratively with other artists, designers and engineers on a daily basis
  • Work independently or in small groups to troubleshoot and provide solutions to production issues related to asset creation and migration across platforms
  • Take on additional responsibilities on a project need basis
  • Continue building your skills learning new software and studying industry trends, and traditional art

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Experience:

  • 5+ years creating professional environment art assets in the video game industry
  • Shipped at least one AAA title or mobile video game as a Senior Environment Artist
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating a strong understanding of anatomy, facial anatomy and how it applies to animation
  • Proficiency in Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Photoshop skills
  • Proficiency in technical troubleshooting and meeting aggressive performance targets
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Experience with Unreal Engine strongly preferred
  • Exceptional high-poly and low-poly modeling skills
  • Strong knowledge of materials and lighting
  • Strong knowledge of node based shaders

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in 3D Art or relevant industry experience