Environment Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - North West

Job Title Environment Artist
Job Category Art / Animation
Job Description My client are a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAA experiences outside the established publisher system.

They are now looking for an Environment Artist to join their team!

Overview of the job:

My client are looking for an Environment Artist with experience working in high-poly modular environments. My client's artists are responsible for working closely with designers in laying out and finishing geo, props, materials, and textures on planetside locations.

Job Responsibilities:

• Synthesize levels from concept art and level blockouts into final game environments.
• Conceptualize, design, and create kits and tilesets in collaboration with Art Director, designers and across geographically dispersed teams.
• Work with designers, technical artists, and partner studios to understand and interpret level design, file naming, and directory structure requirements within the engine’s and game’s limitations.
• Support the Art Director interpreting the vision for the game while taking ownership on kits, tilesets, locations, and props as tasked.
• Work with technical artists and engineers in the development and streamlining of tools and processes.

Requirements for the role:

• Thorough knowledge of the game development process.
• Previous experience creating high quality environments for AAA games.
• Strong working knowledge of 3DS Max and Photoshop, as well as experience in using editors to lay out environments.
• Experience creating environments using modular systems.
• An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
• Experience applying and tweaking shaders.
• A keen eye for spatial composition and building believable scenes.
• Excellent sense of form, mass and volume.
• Passion for pushing the state of the art in asset fidelity and production techniques.
• High degree of self-motivation and initiative.

For more information on this role or to apply for the position, please contact Simon Hope at Aardvark Swift on +44 (0) 1709 834777 or e-mail simon@aswift.com
Salary £Flex DOE
Location North West, North West
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 22/04/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Aardvark Swift using their internal reference 8792_SH7516EA.
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