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Environment Artist

Description

Your Mission

We are seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile Sr. Environment Artist to join our studios. Your mission is to create cutting-edge environments and worlds for our AAA tiles, all while collaborating with a talented team of Artists and Designers. If you want to work with a fun team making amazing games, then this may be the position you’ve been waiting for! 

·         Work closely with other artists, and level designers to assemble and detail game environments.

·         Create models/textures for architectural and organic environments. 

·         Troubleshoot and maintain levels to stay within design spec, art, and memory/framerate budgets. 

·         Communicate effectively with other team members.

·         Additional responsibilities may be assigned.

 

Player Profile

·         3+ years of experience creating high-quality 3D architecture, environments, and levels for AAA games.

·         You possess proficiency in Maya or 3ds Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance Designer/Painter.

·         You have an understanding of forms, shapes, and silhouettes as it pertains to modeling.

·         Basic understanding of shaders, with preference given to those who are adept in material creation.

·         You have the proven ability to demonstrate and execute multiple art styles. 

·         You possess the ability to visualize and build levels with minimal concept art and direction.

·         You have a strong technical ability to manage memory, frame rate limits, and budgets.

·         You thrive in a collaborative environment, who works well with other team members, is flexible to change, and can give/receive feedback.

·         You are deadline oriented, can manage and organize work to ensure deadlines are met with the ability to adjust to change.

 

Note: A portfolio submission is required for this position. Please focus this portfolio on personal contributions to your projects. Please include a shot breakdown specifying what you were directly responsible for creating. 

 

Bonus Points: 

·         2+ AAA games shipped. 

·         Foundation in traditional art with ability of concepting ideas.

·         Additional experience in lighting, VFX, design, etc. 

·         Architecture, photography, photogrammetry or cinematography experience.

·         Experience with Unreal engine.

 

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Spyro™ and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.