Principal/Lead Technical Artist
We’re looking for a motivated and passionate artist who has an expert understanding of the technical aspects of art creation and pipelines for AAA video games. Our ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of game development, enforces best practices amongst the art team, can communicate complex problems clearly between departments and has a strong vision for pushing tools and tech in creative but applicable ways.
- Support Art Director in executing on visual direction.
- Drive the technical aspects of the art pipeline.
- Lead, inspire, and mentor 3D Artists.
- Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department.
- Come up with innovative ways to solve problems quickly to unblock other teams.
- Be a jack of all trades when necessary to generate the largest impact.
- Build a learning environment and that empowers the team to solve problems.
- Ensure art team is focused on making art optimized for performance as well as quality.
Skills & Requirements
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
- Experience with 3D Rendering, such as shaders, visual effects, or linear algebra.
- Solid proficiency with 3D Modeling programs such as Max, Maya, Modo, XSI, ZBrush, etc.
- Solid knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques as well as fundamental art principles.
- Ability to contribute to the creation and management of pipelines from various disciplines within the art team.
- Ability to create smart and efficient tools for artists.
- Strong understanding of performance and optimization.
- Shipped title as a Senior Technical Artist.
- 7+ years of experience in Tech Art
- Portfolio showing off your work
- Experience in Unreal Editor 4
- Shader Authoring Experience
- Blueprint Experience in Unreal
- Relocation assistance is offered
How to Apply
About the Company
Nexon’s roots are originally in Asia, but is now expanding aggressively into the western gaming market by opening a studio in Orange County California. Our vision is to create high quality and innovative online games that create unforgettable experiences. If you want to be part of building a new game company with a new IP set in a grounded, dark fantasy universe, let’s talk.