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Senior Environment Artist

NxT Level Nashville, TN

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Our Client is looking for an experienced environment artist to craft visually compelling gameplay environments. As a Senior Environment Artist, your artistry will reach into the minds of players and invite them to live out their fantasies within uniquely crafted worlds and IPs.

This is a Roguelike Card-Based Game that will be PC and Console focused.

What are the responsibilities of the position?

  • Creating high-quality 3D art from concept and design ideas including props, architecture, and terrain models

  • Development of efficient textures and materials for real time PBR rendering

  • Mentor other artists in production techniques and mentalities to always be improving on the quality of our results

  • Actively collaborate and communicate with other departments

  • Help refine environment creation pipeline to find efficiencies and/or to maximize quality

  • Work with block out levels all the way through final set dressing and lighting

  • Work closely with the design team to construct level layout roughs through a strong sense of level design, scale, and gameplay flow

What are the minimum requirements?

  • AAA game development experience

  • Ability to craft environment and level related meshes, materials, and textures within an Unreal development pipeline to maintain a visual style and optimal performance

  • Demonstrable expertise with PBR, lighting, and material authoring

  • Expert understanding of Substance Tools, ZBrush, Photoshop, and Maya or similar content authoring packages

  • Strong understanding of Unreal Engine 4

  • Strong technical ability to manage and plan assets to achieve desired results within engine constraints

What's going to earn you some brownie points?

  • Examples of more than one artistic style

  • Passion to learn and teach new methods and techniques

  • Ability to work autonomously when needed

  • Professional experience and understanding of Houdini, World Machine or similar content authoring packages

  • Comfortable working quickly within an iterative development process

  • Perspective on industry changes in technology, tools, techniques, and workflows

  • Ability to lead small teams

What are some of the employee benefits?

  • Small independent studio that is self-funded (no VCs, outside investors, or publishers)

  • Highly collaborative and creative work environment

  • Emphasis on work-life balance with 35-hour work weeks and an anti-crunch culture

  • Flexible workdays with Core Hours from 10am-3pm

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance available


NxT Level

Address

Nashville, TN
USA

Industry

Arts and Entertainment

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