Environment Artist

First Contact Entertainment is seeking a well-rounded Environment Artist to join our Art Department. The ideal candidate has experience working on AAA titles, has a passion for gaming, and has the ability to create immersive and story-driven environments & props.

Area

Art

Job Type

Location

Full Time

Santa Monica, CA USA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Model and texture realistic, modular, hard-surface and organic set pieces and props for a diverse set of environments using the latest technology

  • Create realistic materials using physically-based shaders

  • Proactively work to deliver on gameplay functionality while achieving aesthetic goals

  • Work from photo reference, style sheets, and concept art

  • Adhere to the aesthetic and technical standards set by the Art Director and Lead

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

  • Conduct any ad-hoc tasks when required 

 
DESIRED SKILLS  
  • A minimum of 3+ years of experience as a 3D artist.

  • A portfolio demonstrating the ability to execute a diverse range of environments including hard surface props, weathered architecture, destruction, and organic assets.

  • Experience assembling and lighting environments in Unreal

  • Working experience creating a diverse range of photorealistic set pieces, props, textures, and materials that push the limits of game development hardware.

  • Strong understanding of proportions, scale, and surface properties.

  • Proficiency at sculpting surface detail using Zbrush, and Autodesk 3D packages to create high resolution models for baking down to game-ready assets.

  • Proficiency creating clean and efficient models, proper UV layouts and tiling textures for video games

  • Working experience using Adobe Photoshop to create photorealistic textures based on concepts and/or photo reference.

  • A good understanding of physically-based shaders and the ability to achieve the desired surface qualities across a variety of environment assets.

  • Work well in a large team environment, be proactive, and have excellent communication skills.

  • Skilled at time management and balancing art quality versus performance in the game engine.

  • Strong communication and time management skills

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • A passion for making great games

 
STAND OUT WITH BONUS FEATURES SUCH AS
  • Experience creating materials using Substance Designer, 3D painting packages to paint models, and Photogrammetry

  • Experience with SideFX Houdini

  • Experience creating block-outs for outsourcing

  • Research and develop experience for next generation game development

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all required documents listed below to:

jobs@firstcontactent.com

      

SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
  • Cover Letter (optional)

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills

  • Only digital artwork submissions such as website, blog or online album will be accepted    

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