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Senior Environment Artist - UK's most exciting AAA Game

Job Title: Senior Environment Artist - UK's most exciting AAA Game
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: 2017-01-16
Reference: nekwsn
Contact Name: Brett Kashket
Contact Email: gamescreative@creativepersonnel.co.uk
Job Published: July 31, 2017 18:00

Job Description

Senior Environment Artist 
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Create industry leading environments and assets that creatively and technically raise the project’s visual bar.
  • Be comfortable communicating across teams and departments in a friendly and open manner.
  • Be proactive and pre-empt dependency issues across teams before they happen.
  • Fully understand the project tool chain / game engine and confidently report issues & improvements.
  • Continue to develop the skills of yourself and those around you to maintain a world class quality.
  • Ability to take ownership and drive key areas of the artistic style.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in creating and using assets in level creation tools such as Unreal Engine 4 or similar.
  • At least 1 published AAA game title on current gen platforms with 5+ years of experience.
  • Demonstrable understanding of baking textures, processing maps and physically based shading using Substance Designer/Painter or Quixel Suite.
  • Expert use of 3DS Max and a good foundation in Photoshop.
  • Experience of the full asset pipeline including optimising and profiling.
  • Proficient in 3d sculpting, preferably using Zbrush.
  • Strong Portfolio with examples of:
    • Levels and environments created in Unreal Engine 4 or equivalent
    • High-resolution modelling in Max and/or Z-brush with textures created in Substance Designer/Painter or Quixel Suite to game engine ready standards.
  • Demonstrate a specialist skill in a relevant area of art or design. e.g. Concept painting, VFX skills (particles, destruction etc), Specialist shader skills, or Unreal Engine Blueprints.

SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • A passion for creating worlds and bringing those visions to life.
  • Strong knowledge of PBR shading in current gen games. Must know how light and materials behave in the real world and how this applies in game.
  • Have a keen eye for level design and a strong ability to communicate ideas and collaborate with a design team.
  • Has a desire to maintain and keep up excellent file management and clean working files.
  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of level lighting, readability and composition.
  • Demonstrate a strong ability to work well with other artistic departments to drive a vision forward independently without lead supervision.
  • Be pro-active and have a constant desire to improve and help non-senior art team members of staff improve their skill sets.