Environment Artist

Naughty Dog
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Create models and assemble scenes for both architectural and organic environments
  • Trouble-shoot levels and maintain them to stay in frame rate, memory and design spec

Skills & Requirements

Requirements & Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience in games modeling environments using Maya, or related experience/software
  • An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling
  • Strong experience and techniques in creating plants, shrubs and vines using cards/flats
  • Strong artistic ability to visualize entire levels and detail with minimal concept art and direction
  • Strong technical ability to manage assets to fit memory, design, and frame rate limits
  • Strong polygonal modeling skills- able to generate clean and efficient models at a very fast pace
  • Self-motivated- requires minimal direction, can carry on the vision for the level until completion and commit to deadlines
  • Good communication skills – able to help others and ask for help when needed. Being proactive in sharing info and assets
  • Great team-player attitude - being flexible with new ideas, being open to direction and changes. Listening to team mates
  • Deadline oriented- being able to manage and organize work so he meets all the deadlines and is able to adjust when changes happen
  • Foundation in the traditional arts

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website: Environment Artist

The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  • Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  • If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test
  • The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio
  • In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know
  • If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.

About the Company

Naughty Dog is the developer of some of the most critically acclaimed and top-selling video games on PlayStation platforms, having created the classic Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter series, as well as modern franchises Uncharted and The Last of Us. We have become recognized as industry leaders for our storytelling, graphics and cinematic quality in our games. The studio is currently developing The Last of Us Part II. 

Naughty Dog is also home to Sony World Wide Studios’ ICE Team, a central technology group that focuses on creating core graphics technologies for Sony’s worldwide first-party published titles, including low-level game engine components, graphics processing pipelines, supporting tools, and graphics profiling and debugging tools.

Since Naughty Dog is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment, we also have many perks that comes from being in the Sony family – movie screenings on the Sony Pictures lots and discounts on electronics, music, movies and PlayStation hardware and software. Of course, you just can’t beat our location. Naughty Dog is based near the ocean – and beaches – in Santa Monica, California, where beautiful weather and fair temperatures grace us year-round.