Environment Artist (All Levels)

Cryptic Studios
Los Gatos, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Cryptic Studios is looking for a talented Environment Artist to bring the world of our upcoming Magic: The Gathering MMO to life.  You’ll work closely with our concept, environment and design teams to create levels that are visually stunning.


  • Collaborating with artists, designers and other disciplines to create engaging and appealing gameplay environments for our upcoming Magic: The Gathering
  • Using Maya and/or 3DS Max, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop and our proprietary tools to create PBR assets, layouts and lighting for both architectural and organic environments
  • Iterating on game assets and environments with fellow artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques to improve look and gameplay.

Skills & Requirements


  • Excellent composition skills evident in your portfolio
  • 3+ years’ experience creating 3D environments for games
  • Expert level proficiency with Maya and/or 3DS Max, ZBrush, Substance and Photoshop
  • Demonstrated ability to create high quality work in a broad range of non-realistic styles
  • Experience using proprietary systems, engines and tools
  • Ability to create PBR materials and all associated maps for new or existing assets
  • Strong understanding of how to create environments that support and enhance gameplay
  • Exceptional understanding of color, form, shape, structure, and silhouette
  • An eye for proportion, scale, surface properties and lighting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BA or BS degree in art or equivalent work experience


  • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • Strong technical ability and willingness to learn new tools, techniques and workflows
  • Basic proficiency creating environmental VFX and/or environmental animations


  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating experience modeling, texturing, and lighting game environments
  • Must have a professional portfolio showing the the break down of your contributions - Environments / Props samples
  • An art test may be required

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Cryptic Studios is an industry leader in the development of free-to-play massively multiplayer role-playing games on PC and console. We bring popular properties to life with innovative gameplay mechanics, gorgeous graphics, and impressive sound to create an engaging and immersive player experience.


  • A fun tight-knit  team
  • Full-Time role
  • Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance & Perks
  • Company social events 
  • Recognition 
  • Pet-Friendly