Environment Artist - Game Team
Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
Skydance Interactive, developers of the hit game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, is looking for a talented, organized, and motivated Environment Artist. As an Environment Artist, you will use your keen artistic senses to create spectacular gaming experiences. You will be responsible for creating assets as well as constructing worlds, modeling and texturing architecture and props, and set dressing levels. You will be working under our Lead Artist, and collaborate closely with the wider development teams – Concept, Design, and Engineering – to produce an engaging and coherent universe. #Interactive
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Model and texture beautiful environments that support gameplay and drive narratives
Transform concept art and design gray box into fully realized levels
Create a wide variety of assets ranging from organics to hard-surface props and architecture – including hero assets
Deliver assets optimized for UE4, imported with LODs, texture atlases, channel packing, and efficient UE4 materials.
1+ year of experience working in a fast paced gaming studio
Strong collaboration and communication skills
Good understanding of composition, color, lighting, and visual storytelling
Ability to create interesting, detailed and visually appealing environments
Experience in game development crafting playable environments
Experience working in 3D software packages including Maya or 3DS Max, and ZBrush
Experience with PBR workflows and texture/material authoring packages (Substance Designer/Painter, Photoshop, etc.)
Knowledge of optimization techniques for models, textures, materials, levels
Responsible time management skills
Experience working with UE4 or equivalent game engines
Experience creating textures with Substance Designer
Experience on VR / AR projects
Experience with Perforce or other source-control systems
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.