Added by on 2013-06-24

Black Tusk Studios Recruiting Senior Level Artist (840441)


Location: Vancouver, CA
Job Category: Software Engineering: Creative
Job ID: 840441-113701
Division: Interactive Entertainment Business


We are seeking a highly creative and motivated Senior Level Artist. Working on AAA console title for the Xbox One, you will work with a team of highly experienced designers and assist them in creating a vision for levels and help drive them to completion. We are looking for someone who can set a strong art foundation to the levels and marry the design and gameplay with the chosen art style. The ideal candidate would also have the ability to model and texture environments from supplied concept art. High quality modeling, sculpting, and texturing skills are required.

– Create greybox assets and work hand in hand with level designers and art director to construct the layout of the level.
– Actively accept feedback from the Level Designer, Environment Lead and Art Director.
– Able to work well under deadlines; self-motivated, and works well in collaborative environment.
– Help prove out the game mechanics by white-boxing and prototyping environments in which those mechanics will be used.
– Contribute to the overall gameplay execution in those levels, and be able to work collaboratively with design and the art team to create memorable experiences.

– Must have 7+ years of experience in video games, film/television or equivalent.
– Art-related degree and/or comparable professional experience.
– Good awareness for real time graphics issues.
– Ability to model, sculpt and texture a wide range of environments (both stylized and photo-realistic).
– Strong understanding of the high poly to low poly workflow.
– Strong experience with Maya or other 3D software packages, Z-Brush and Photoshop.
– Experience with top 3rd party engines is a strong asset.

*Please include a link to your portfolio that demonstrates your best work.

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