Senior Environment Artist

Aquent
Redmond, WA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Lead Environment Artist

This studios is seeking a motivated Lead Environment Artist with an eye for detail and a passion for creating stunning photorealistic environments to join our team. In this role you will use your talents to create key art assets for the franchise while collaborating with Art and Production Leads to solve visual and technical challenges.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and refine detailed photo-realistic environments, landscapes, and props
  • Be able to assemble environments based on concept art and pivot based on direction.
  • Able to work independently to a high level of quality solving visual and technical challenges
  • Use your talents to evaluate and implement quality improvements and art direction across large environments
  • Maintain a high level of quality while working within design constraints and balancing game performance
  • Work with art leads to investigate and prototype emerging technologies and improved workflows
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with your team, art directors, and production leads
  • Able to work independently to a high level of quality solving visual and technical challenges

Skills & Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Unreal experience
  • Experience leading a team of environment artists
  • Expert in PBR workflows
  • Worldbuilding and photogrammetry experience
  • 3+ years of experience with at least 2 shipped AAA titles on console or PC
  • A portfolio demonstrating high-quality realistic modeling and texturing
  • A strong visual and technical understanding of 3d modeling, texturing, and level creation
  • Proficiency with 3DSMax and/or equivalent software.
  • Proficiency in sculpting software.
  • An understanding of physically based materials
  • An eagerness to learn new tools and processes
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • A passion for art, innovation, technology

Bonuses:

  • Shipped title on current generation consoles
  • Speed tree experience
  • Experience with procedural tools such as Substance Designer/Painter
  • Experience with creation of real-time shaders
  • Strong traditional art skills
  • Experience with photography
  • Experience with level design and layout

How to Apply

Please send portfolios and resumes to Jack at jcoleman@aquent.com

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.