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Senior Environment Artist - cross-platform gaming

Remote | San Diego, California
Permanent | Job ID #67889 | Posted Earlier this month
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Onward Play is looking for a Senior Environment Artist! The candidate will be joining one of the most award-winning AAA studios to help create the next generation of high quality, cross-platform games. In this role you’ll be joining a growing team of talented game makers and be a foundational part of a dynamic new studio as we strive to make an impact on the future of AAA free-to-play games. This team will be using cutting edge tools and technology to run on current/next gen hardware.

  • We are looking for a Senior Environment Artist to work with the lead environment artist, creative director, engineering, design, and art teams.
  • In this role you’ll be creating 3D worlds and objects based on concept art and technical requirements
  • Build and light environments and assets within the game’s Unreal 5 engine
  • You’ll be working closely with tech artists and engineers to establish pipelines and technical requirements
  • You’ll work closely with Creative Director and Art Leads to establish style guides, pipelines, and processes
  • Work with Art, Production, and Design Team to ensure on-time delivery of assets
  • Collaborate with creative, design and technical leadership to support and improve the gameplay and technical requirements of the game, offering art-driven solutions to design and performance challenges
  • Display strong communication/listening, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Provide feedback and mentorship for art team members

Needed experience:

  • Execute on pre-defined or self-started initiatives from ideation to completion
  • Actively share knowledge within area of expertise and influence related disciplines
  • Build on a culture of inclusivity and growth through knowledge sharing and mentorship
  • Serve as an active participant in team art discussions, critiques and reviews Requirements:
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience as an environment/3D artist in game development
  • Experience working on current-gen console or PC games (mobile dev experience a plus)
  • Expert technical skills with experience implementing assets in Unreal Engine 4/5
  • Expert knowledge of materials creation and environment lighting within UE4/5
  • Experience with Substance Designer/Substance Painter and material workflows
  • Expert 2D and 3D experience – Photoshop, Maya, 3DSMax, ZBrush, Unreal, etc
  • Skilled at balancing art quality and performance optimizations
  • Strong understanding of composition, materials, color, and lighting
  • Ability to digitally sculpt/model & texture with a stylized look is a plus
  • Clear, concise and transparent communicator - both written and verbal
  • Be a self-motivated team-player with a positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Proven time management skills with the ability to be self-sufficient and execute quickly
  • A passion for video games
  • Must have portfolio link on resume

Does this sound like you? Apply today!

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