Technical Artist

Aquent
Redmond, WA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

As a Technical Artist, you will have the chance to apply your creativity, communication skills, art background and technical expertise to build the workflows that will support our content creators and maximize their artistic capability. You will be given opportunities that leverage your in-depth understanding of various types of technology and customer focused perspective, to produce systems and tools that artists will fall in love with!
Your work here will help the studio expand into new territory, reaching more customers, and reaching them in ways not yet previously explored. We will highlight your unique strengths and will provide you with the right opportunities that best leverage your areas of passion. We value the perspective and experience you bring and promote an autonomous workstyle.

Job Responsibilities:
Work with art teams and tools engineers to identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in content production
Prototype time saving, intuitive and innovative tools and workflows for the art teams
Research and leverage new technology and techniques and apply it to solve production problems
Consult with art teams on best practices for optimizing content performance

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications:
BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Graphic Arts, Art or a related field.
Proven ability to take art direction and enhance visuals
Proven ability to creatively leverage existing software and techniques to accomplish visual goals
Experience with rapidly prototyping systems that enhance artist productivity
Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, 3D Studio Max preferred.
Strong knowledge of one or more programming or scripting languages. MaxScript\Python preferred
Understanding of 3D graphics principles and procedures
Experience with next-generation content creation techniques.
Excellent communication skills.
Work well under deadlines and multi-tasks.

Nice to Have
3+ years experience working as a Technical Artist
Complex shader authoring experience
Houdini production experience
Experiencing developing character customization systems
Experience developing animation systems
Experience developing environment customization systems  

How to Apply

Please send 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.