Senior Material Artist

Art Austin, Texas


Description

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity is an exclusive, independent Austin developer comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

As a Senior Material Artist at Certain Affinity, you will work with a small team of Material Artists to create highly detailed materials, masks and textures for characters, game environments, and world assets.

Responsibilities

  • Create physically based Materials/Textures for use with props, environments, and characters
  • Assist in material library creation and maintaining material pipelines
  • Collaborate with other artists to build and integrate assets into a visually consistent and highly immersive world
  • Match established art styles while helping improve visual direction

Requirements

  • Portfolio demonstrating a wide variety of materials using both procedural and 3d sculpted techniques.
  • Portfolio demonstrating tiled textures and 0-1 UV mapped assets. Assets must show strong attention to detail focusing on believability and overall esthetic composition
  • Solid understanding of PBR standards and surface/light interactions
  • Strong foundation knowledge in traditional arts
  • Experience creating 3D art for a game project or title
  • Able to use 3D and/or procedural techniques to create high-quality materials within production timelines
  • Strong knowledge in UE4
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and/or another 3D software package
  • Strong knowledge of Zbrush modeling
  • Solid understanding of color theory, and be able to create balanced and appealing color palettes
  • Must be punctual, diligent, articulate, and organized

Extra Credit

  • Experience leading other artists     
  • Shipped 1+ AAA title as an environment artist
  • Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art or related field

Certain Affinity offers relocation for this position to Austin, Texas where we make it all happen.