Environment Artist

Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Under the guidance of Art and Design leadership, we have an immediate opening for an Environment Artist to create high quality 3D environment art, including level layout and asset development. You have artistic and technical expertise and ability to create immersive, living, and fully-realized environments. We're looking for a passionate, talented, and driven artist, who enjoys collaborating with others to create rich and immersive game experiences. You are versatile, have strong development and production-sense, and the expertise to inspire and mentor others to do their best work.

As an Environment Artist, you will work directly with the Art and Design team and other key stakeholders across disciplines to deliver the following:
· Collaborate with the art, design, and engineering teams to define character art pipeline and workflows; R&D new techniques and best practices to implement into production pipeline
· Work closely with the Art leads to ensure unified look and consistent quality across game environments
· Under the direction of Art and Design leads, visualize environments from concept to completion
· Demonstrate a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment

Skills & Requirements

Required skills/Experience:

· Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience
· 3+ years of experience in a AAA game development environment
· Expertise in Maya, ZBrush, and Photoshop or equivalent software
· Strong 2D and 3D artistic skills, with demonstrated excellence in compositional and visual storytelling skills
· Demonstrated exceptional visual and technical understanding in sculpting, 3D modeling, texturing, materials creation, baking maps, lighting, and post effects

Bonus points:
· Technical knowledge to ensure assets are optimal for performance and memory
· Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
· Knowledge of material/shader development and experience with Substance Designer/Painter or equivalent software
· Technical experience, profiling, scripting knowledge

How to Apply

Please send resumes and portfolios to ssharp@aquent.com

Please note this position does not offer any kind of visa sponsorship

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit http://aquent.com.