Environment Artist

Deep Silver Volition
Champaign, IL, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Volition is looking for an experienced Environment Artist to help us build the world for the next Saints Row title! You will work with a tight, collaborative team of artists and designers to create environments that are both beautiful and fun to play in.  You will be making major contributions to our world using our unique approach to world building with our proprietary world editor. 

Responsibilities:

  • Create environments from initial rough layout to completed polished spaces
  • Build urban, interior, and natural spaces using our in-house world editor
  • Author game ready assets that work well within given technical limitations
  • Collaborate closely with level designers to create spaces that adhere to gameplay requirements
  • Focus on the "big picture." Understand when details matter, and when broad strokes are more important

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in game development creating environments
  • Strong communication skills. Must be able to be a master collaborator
  • Ability to work with a library of assets to build visually interesting, dynamic gameplay spaces
  • Strong understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to scene composition
  • A keen eye for developing a visual mood as it relates to storytelling
  • Comfortable working within technical limitations such as vertex and object counts, materials (draw calls), streaming conditions, etc.
  • Fluent knowledge of at least one major 3d package (3dsmax preferred)
  • Experience building environments in a game engine (Unreal4, Unity)
  • Well-versed in PBR workflow

Pluses:

  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, environmental development and/or architectural illustration
  • Familiarity with procedural content authoring tools (Substance Designer, World Machine, Houdini)
  • Basic Level Design Knowledge

Sample Work Required:

  • Portfolio should demonstrate ability to build fully realized environments. Fully fleshed out spaces are more helpful than examples of individual assets

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio/sample work, and a cover letter to jobs@dsvolition.com with “Environment Artist” in the subject line.

At Deep Silver Volition we believe in fostering an open, collaborative and diverse environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all qualified applicants without attention to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or military status.

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in game development creating environments
  • Strong communication skills. Must be able to be a master collaborator
  • Ability to work with a library of assets to build visually interesting, dynamic gameplay spaces
  • Strong understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to scene composition
  • A keen eye for developing a visual mood as it relates to storytelling
  • Comfortable working within technical limitations such as vertex and object counts, materials (draw calls), streaming conditions, etc.
  • Fluent knowledge of at least one major 3d package (3dsmax preferred)
  • Experience building environments in a game engine (Unreal4, Unity)
  • Well-versed in PBR workflow

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To apply, please send your resume, portfolio/sample work, and a cover letter to jobs@dsvolition.com with “Environment Artist” in the subject line.

About the Company

At Deep Silver Volition we combine long-standing industry experience and state-of-the-art technology with creativity and a strong dash of humor to create the truly unique gaming experience Volition fans know and love!

Our portfolio comprises the critically acclaimed Saints Row, Agents of Mayhem, Red Faction, Descent/Freespace and Summoner series. Our studio is located in Champaign, Illinois, a friendly, progressive university town two hours south of Chicago, which offers affordable housing and has a strong arts background.

Our office in downtown Champaign is surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, and shopping. 

At Volition we believe in fostering an open and collaborative environment that allows you to grow your skills and realize your full creative potential.  Are you one of the best in the industry? Join our team!