Lead Environment Artist

First Contact Entertainment is seeking a well-rounded Lead 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 & character designs.

Area

Art

Job Type

Location

Full Time

Santa Monica, CA USA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead, mobilise and develop an art team within a collaborative multidisciplinary environment; define and track the schedule for the team, manage and mentor team members, and be a key player in the artistic style of the project.

 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • 3+ years of experience creating high quality visual effects for film or games

  • Strong leadership, team and people management skills

  • Ability to interpret and transform abstract ideas into compelling effects

  • Develop performance and expertise within their team while furthering their own knowledge and expertise

  • Proven collaborator for insource/outsource partners

  • Identify and set up best practices

  • Find relevant solutions to problems encountered in their work

  • Rapidly integrate strategic changes given by the Art Director

  • Keep open channels of communication across their team/collaborating studio/ outsource

  • partner

  • Produce schedules alongside the Art Director/Producer

  • Identify risks within the schedule and suggest changes;

  • Delegate and assign work to team members using JIRA or other tracking tools used on the

  • project

  • Manage the onboarding process for new starters in their team
     

DESIRED SKILLS
  • Create, manage and optimize 3D assets and textures

  • Collaborate with artists, programmers and animators to iterate, polish and deliver projects

  • Optimize assets to fit design and technical constraints

  • Maintain and adhere to a consistent art style as required by the Art Director

  • Prioritise, plan and organise their own work and their teams work in conjunction with the Art Director and Producer  

  • Provide creative and technical assistance

  • Develop, update and optimize workflows and tool chains

  • Cultivate an organized and disciplined workflow

  • Review and deliver work in accordance with the project's artistic direction and deadlines  

  • Hold regular team updates with the Art Director

  • Manage individual team member’s performance and progress 

  • Report to the Art Director on the progress of work and any issues relating to the project

  • Facilitate training initiatives for the team as required 

  • Conduct any ad-hoc tasks when required 

STAND OUT WITH BONUS FEATURES SUCH AS 
  • Experience creating Photogrammetry scenes

  • Experience creating materials using Substance Designer, 3D painting packages to paint models, and Photogrammetry

  • Experience creating block-outs for outsourcing

  • Research and develop experience for next generation game development 

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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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