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.

EVERY DAY YOU COULD BE:

  • 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

WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE:

  • 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

PLUSES:

  • 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

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • 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.

WHAT CRYPTIC OFFERS:

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