Senior Environment Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Austin

Job Title Senior Environment Artist
Skills Required Art / Animation
Job Description Senior Environment Artist

Description:

We are looking for an exceptionally skilled environment artist to help create high quality environments and assets with a strong understanding of player space, composition, functionality and performance optimization.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with Art Leads to create visually impactful, functional (and fun!) game worlds and levels
  • Helping to block out and develop new areas and levels with a strong understanding of player experience, optimization and finalization
  • Creating realistic models and textures for both architectural, hard edged and organic environments
  • Create game play assets/props and props that fit the environments
  • Manage texture quality and fidelity to remain consistent with other assets
  • Mentor other artists and share techniques and tips


Skills/Qualifications:

  • 5+ years game experience
  • At least two console or PC titles shipped from concept through final as an Artist
  • Experience with Mudbox or ZBrush and the process of converting high-poly sculpted environments into lower poly game assets is a must
  • Strong texture painting skills
  • Superior eye for color and detail when creating texture maps
  • Ability to read a 2D concept and 'accurately' translate to model and texture
  • Good understanding of composition and player experience/player pathing when creating an environment space
  • Fluent knowledge of at least one major 2D package (Photoshop, Painter, etc.)
  • Strong polygonal modeling skills- able to generate clean and efficient models with efficiency and timeliness
  • Must have passion for Environmental Art and ability to see it as a character
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to accept and follow direction, collaborate productively with others, and work to meet deadlines as necessary
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details
  • Strong interest in games, preferably with specific industry experience shipping titles for Playstation 3, PC, Xbox 360, etc. XBOX One and PS4 experience a plus
  • A strong portfolio (must be submitted online), candidates who do not provide work samples will not be considered


 Pluses:

  • Strong foundation in at least one of the traditional arts, sculpting, drawing or painting
  • Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy
  • Experience with physically based materials
  • No crybabies
  • Sense of humor
Salary Based on experience
Location Austin
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 29/01/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Crytek using their internal reference 604.
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