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Senior Environment Artist

Description

The EA Art Team creates compelling visual experiences across multiple genres and art styles. Visual art and technical art unite to create incredible characters and the worlds they inhabit. The Art team encompasses animation, characters, lighting, rigging, technical art, visual effects, and worlds.

Environment artists create an atmosphere and add realism, tone, and depth to a scene. Will also use shaders and textures to describe the surface appearance of different materials; such as fabric, hard surfaces including concrete or brick and organic surfaces like dirt and grass. Through the use of their craft, will create visually balancing individual elements that, combined with world building and characters produce a convincing environment. They need to use technical skills to create images that are not only visually pleasing but are also easy to render.

Environment Artists make sure there is a consistency in color balance and will work closely with studio lighting artists to capture the mood of the shot or scene in the game to meet EA’s standard of visual quality. You will ensure the CG looks photorealistic and emphasize drama or narrative and also establish and clarify location, season and condition to identify the environment. You will respect and follow an established design theme for a sequence or project, Work and collaborate with Art directors to understand and create content consistent with the vision for the product. You can refer to the relevant production designs and apply that visual style as faithfully as possible, taking care to maintain continuity throughout the scene and game.


Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with game designers and technical artists to understand and interpret design requirements with the engine’s technical limitations
  • Support the Art Director and Environment Lead in the overall vision for the game while taking ownership on environments and props as assigned.
  • Model, texture, light, prepare, place, and edit in-game environments to include basketball arenas, lighting, and props
  • Maintain a balance between visual quality and performance requirements
  • Keep artistic style consistent with defined visuals
Requirements:
  • Background in Art preferred with good sense of mood, color, and spatial balance
  • Strong communication skills are required as well the ability to implement creative direction using the most efficient method
  • Maya experience is required
  • Shader tuning experience is required
  • Mel scripting proficiency is a plus
  • Understanding game production workflow and systems preferred
  • Five or more years production experience (either game or film)