Environment Artist



Crystal Dynamics, a part of the Square Enix family and the studio behind Marvel’s Avengers and the award-winning Tomb Raider franchise, is constantly on the hunt for top-tier gaming talent worldwide. We pride ourselves on attracting and developing the best talent available to concept, create, and contribute to the most exciting projects in gaming. Our 25-plus years of game development experience, as well as our combined AAA games industry pedigree, has established us as one of best studios to work for today. 

Benefits for this full-time position include a competitive salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options and plenty of days of paid time-off.

Position Summary 

Come be a part of the future of Tomb Raider! Crystal Dynamics is looking for a skilled Environment Artist that has achieved excellence in environment modeling, texturing and lighting! In this role you will work with amazing Art Directors, Lead Artists and Designers to create stunning and dynamic 3D environments for our games. We're seeking highly collaborative, passionate, and motivated artists who will help define gaming for new generations of players. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to the artistic execution of the environments in the game  
  • Shape the experiences and areas of the game from start to finish collaborating with Design, Concept, and Technical Art disciplines 
  • Conceptualize and execute ideas within a schedule, while actively participating in technical and artistic problem solving 
  • Use custom toolsets to deliver environments and assets within the confines of real-time engine constraints 
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential Requirements 

  • 2+ years of experience working on 3d environments for real-time games  
  • Portfolio that showcases a keen-eye for making the art look realistic 
  • Experience and specialization in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Compositional skills that can tell a narrative through environmental set dressing and/or lighting 
  • High resolution hard surface modeling in Modo, Blender and/or Zbrush 
  • High fidelity, PBR materials and surfaces in Substance Designer/Painter and/or Quixel 
  • Maya and photoshop experience is a must 
  • Other preferred skills include Houdini and Photogrammetry software 
  • Traditional Art backgrounds are also a plus

SPECIAL NOTE: ** A portfolio submission is required for this position. Please focus this portfolio on personal contributions to your educational and/or professional projects. Please include a shot breakdown specifying what you were directly responsible for creating. 

Crystal Dynamics is an EOE and M/F/D/V employer