At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-sku titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
What We Need:
Our Foothill Ranch, CA studio is seeking an Environment Artist to join our development efforts on our upcoming exciting new open world driving game! Within this role, you will partner with Level Designers and the art team at large to create beautiful environments and fascinating moments of visual storytelling through the use of creative set dressing, prop placement, and lighting.
What You Will Do:
Populate levels/environments using an ever-growing asset library
Bring white-boxed spaces to life with visual storytelling, without detracting from gameplay
Adhere to visual tenants of an established visual design, but push the boundaries of what is possible or expected
Ensure assets are fully optimized and performant while minimizing impact on artistic integrity
Proactively seek feedback to ensure accuracy and quality standards are met
Collaborate with other artists and departments throughout the production process
Who You Are:
4+ years’ experience as an Environment Artist within the video games industry
Experience working on current-gen console or PC games
Experience with Unreal Engine 4
Extremely proficient in the creation of high-quality, clean, and efficient environment assets
Experience working in-engine to achieve desired look
Skill at balancing art quality and performance within the game engine
Strong application and knowledge of 3DSMax, Zbrush/Mudbox, Photoshop, and/or other art creation tools
An eye for attractive environments and texture creation
Knowledge of architecture and architectural design, environment lighting, dense mesh modeling, and normal map creation
Strong communication skills and a high attention to detail
Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction
Experience with Substance Designer/Substance Painter and material workflows
Along with your application, please submit a portfolio of professional or personal work samples, demonstrating successful understanding and application of industry standard practices.
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