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Cryptic Studios Recruiting Senior Character Artist, Senior Environment Artist, Ship Artist, Concept Artist, UI Artist & VFX Artist

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Senior Character Artist

Cryptic Studios is looking for a talented Senior Character Artist with the ability to consistently create compelling and aesthetically pleasing characters and creatures in any given style while adhering to polygon and console memory budget constraints. As a character artist, you will be creating high-quality 3D art assets using Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. A character artist at Cryptic Studios must understand the importance and role of character and creature art with respect to overall game play, player flow, environmental immersion, navigation and travel/movement ability.

Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we create the fun, focused and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we only hire the best and most talented people who love the work, the genre and the game.

Every day you could be:
Realizing the overall artistic vision of characters/creatures based on designs, concepts or descriptions.
Working in a team environment developing NextGen titles for PC.
Using 3D Studio Max, Photoshop and proprietary software to create Next Gen art assets.
Creating and troubleshooting art assets (basic to intermediate level of complexity).
Finding internal and external references for in-game assets.
Attending art reviews and team meetings.

What we’d like to see:
3-7 years in game development.
3-9 game titles shipped.
Ability to take direction from the lead artist.
Ability to give direction to other artists.
4-6 years experience with 3D Studio Max, Maya, XSI or other 3D software with a focus on character modeling.
4-6 years experience with Photoshop in a Windows-based environment.
A demonstrated ability to consistently create compelling and aesthetically pleasing characters and creatures in any given style while adhering to polygon and console memory budget constraints.
Knowledge of color, lighting and composition.
Skill at modeling characters/creatures with or without concepts/designs, and display good modeling techniques and practices.
Strong understanding character development, anatomical proportions, and physiology.
Strong portfolio, demo reel or web site demonstrating high quality art renderings.
4-year degree required (or equivalent experience in relevant field)

Your Portfolio should contain:
A minimum of 15 pieces of 3D art showing wire frame and texture maps if applying for a modeling position.
All work shown must be in a final state, work in progress is only acceptable if the minimum amount of pieces have been satisfied.
All work should reflect the position that you are applying for.

Apply here:- http://crypticstudios.com/careers/apply
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Senior Environment Artist

Cryptic Studios is looking for a talented Senior Environment Artist with the ability to consistently create compelling and aesthetically pleasing environments in any given style while adhering to polygon and console memory budget constraints. Join the Cryptic team to create and innovate next-gen visuals for PC games. We supply the proprietary game engine and tools, you bring your understanding of the role of environmental art with respect to overall game play, player flow, environmental immersion, navigation and travel/movement ability.

Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we offer the fun, focused and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we only hire the best and most talented people who love the work, the genre and the game.

Every day you could be:
Working in a team environment developing next-gen titles for PC.
Offering high level support and artistic vision to a small group of artists on an ongoing basis.
Independently researching and developing best-case scenarios for art asset development.
Dictating art style and vision within the specific disciplines to lead artists and development directors.
Using 3D Studio Max, Photoshop and proprietary software to create next-gen art assets.

What we’d like to see:
Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools
Skill at modeling supporting assets with or without concepts and designs.
Good modeling techniques and practices.
Solid, efficient UV unwrapping and mapping skills.
The ability to create custom materials and all associated maps (bump, normal, parallax, spec, etc.) for new or existing assets.
3 to 7 years in game development.
3 to 9 game titles shipped.
A strong portfolio, demo reel or Web site that demonstrates high quality art renderings.
4 to 6 years of Photoshop experience in a Windows-based environment.
Ability to work within a style, including a style set by another artist.
4-year degree required (or equivalent experience in relevant field)

Apply here:- http://crypticstudios.com/careers/apply
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Ship Artist

Cryptic Studios is looking for a talented 3D Ship Artist to build the newest ships designed to boldly go where no one has gone before. For almost 50 years the starships of Star Trek have journeyed to strange new worlds and found their own place in the pantheon of popular culture as beloved characters in their own right. Do you dream of seeing your creations explore the stars? Do you have the perfect idea for Starfleet’s latest starship or the Klingon Defense Force’s newest iteration on the famed Bird-of-Prey? Is your ideal office located at Utopia Planitia?
If so, you don’t need to wait until 2161 to apply to join the inaugural class at Starfleet Academy. Star Trek Online is looking for a ship artist to join the team at Cryptic Studios and help shape the future of Star Trek. Join us, and find your place in the galaxy.
You must have the ability to create aesthetically pleasing ship designs from scratch while adhering to polygon and other budget constraints. The role of Ship Artist at Cryptic requires an intermediate level technical proficiency (you don’t have to know a scripting language but it wouldn’t hurt). You must be detail oriented, organized and able to troubleshoot your own work.
Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we offer the fun, focused and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we only hire the best and most talented people who love the work, the genre and the game.

Every day you could be:
Working in a team environment, developing starships for the well established Star Trek Online MMO.
Collaborating with the design team to find new and interesting ways to create ships, combat and powers.
Using 3D Studio Max, Photoshop and proprietary software to create art.

What we’d like to see:
Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools
Skill at modeling assets with or without concepts and designs.
Ability to sketch ideas.
Good modeling techniques and practices.
Ability to work in a technical and highly organized environment.
Solid, efficient UV unwrapping and mapping skills.
The ability to create custom materials and all associated maps (diffuse, normal, spec, etc.) for new or existing assets.
Ability to meet deadlines and work within a given schedule.
A strong portfolio, demo reel or web site that demonstrates high quality art renderings.
Photoshop and 3ds Max experience.
Ability to work within a style, including a style set by another artist.
4-year degree required (or equivalent experience in relevant field)

Apply here:- http://crypticstudios.com/careers/apply
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Staff Concept Artist

Are you half designer and half visionary? If you love to create fantasy worlds that exist only in the far reaches of your mind, we have a place where you can channel your vision and create stunning conceptual art. Join the Cryptic team and influence and illustrate a fanciful universe that will be recreated in a 3D universe for console and PC. We supply an environment that allows your art skills to flourish. You bring strong skills in Photoshop and Illustrator (and maybe even a little 3DSMax experience). Armed with your knowledge of color theory, anatomy and environment, you will help to invent and define the Cryptic Universe. So what are you waiting for? Get on stage with an all-star cast of designers, engineers and artists to produce that next blockbuster show!
Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we offer the fun, focused and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we only hire the best and most talented people who love the work, the genre and the game.

Every day you could be:
Conceptualizing worlds, characters and events for multiple designs and multiple lead artists.
Creating content that is consistent with original and licensed IP’s.
Brainstorming original content depending on project needs.
Giving and receiving very concise and constructive feedback to and from your peers.
Providing general visual critiques of 2D and 3D assets when needed.

What we’d like to see:
Very strong figure and life drawing skills are required, including skill with lighting, perspective, anatomy, color theory and architectural design.
Must be able to sketch rough ideas very quickly and clearly.
Proficiency with Photoshop.
One to three years experience in game development.
One to four game titles shipped.
A strong portfolio, demo reel or web site demonstrating high-quality art renderings.
Ability to work within a style set by another artist.
A full understanding of MS Office and the ability to write coherent documentation.
A strong understanding and training in fundamental art skills including color theory, lighting, anatomy, composition, design, sculpting, sketching or painting.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
Ability to take direction from the lead artist or art development director.
Strong understanding of industry-related technical terms (Mip mapping, multi-pass, textures, character skinning, joints, skeleton, shader, specular maps, HRD, etc.)
Ability to work within a schedule and deliver assets as required on time.
A strong attention to detail.
4-year degree required (or equivalent experience in relevant field)

Apply here:- http://crypticstudios.com/careers/apply
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Staff UI Artist

Cryptic Studios is currently seeking a full-time Staff UI Artist. Do you have what it takes to create iconic images that will shape the next Cryptic games? Can you create the perfect look and feel for games and web sites? If you think you have what it takes to create displays that reflect gameplay needs, this could be the job for you!
Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we offer the fun, focused and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we only hire the best and most talented people who love the work, the genre and the game.

Every day you could be:
Working with design, engineering and the lead artist to brainstorm, conceptualize, create and implement all UI elements for Cryptic’s games.
Creating the look and feel of the Cryptic Studios’ web site and sites for its games in development.
Working as part of a web development team to implement web features and tools.

What we’d like to see:
A strong knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator.
Well-rounded 2D and 3D illustration skills, including a solid understanding of color, space and typography.
The ability to create both static and dynamic animated UI systems with a solid understanding of basic animation principles.
At least three years experience creating user interfaces, titles and menus for videogames, film, DVDs or web sites.
The ability to create heads-up displays that reflect gameplay needs.
Ability to learn proprietary and consumer user interface tools.
Ability to generate web site and marketing content.
Ability to take direction from the lead artist and art development director.
Ability to work within a schedule and deliver assets as required on time.
4-year degree required (or equivalent experience in relevant field)

Apply here:- http://crypticstudios.com/careers/apply
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Staff VFX Artist

Cryptic is looking for a full time in house Staff VFX Artist. A Visual FX artist: half magician and half demolitionist. If you like to watch things blow up, or use smoke and mirrors to dazzle and impress, we have a place where you can channel your fascination for pyrotechnics and illusions. Join the Cryptic team to create and innovate in real-time Next-Gen visual effects for PC. We supply the proprietary game engine and tools, and you bring your talent for writing and editing VFX scripts. Add a dash of Photoshop, and pinch of 3DSMax, and ignite the fireworks for character powers and weapons, explosive objects and environments. Armed with your knowledge of animation, physics, and rendering, you will conjure sprites and particle systems, soft body and cloth effects, and rigid-body dynamics. What are you waiting for? Get on stage with an all-star cast of designers, engineers, and artists to produce that next blockbuster show!

Located in Northern California in Los Gatos, we create the fun, focused and casual atmosphere of a small developer. We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we only hire the best and most talented people who love the work, the genre and the game.

What we’d like to see:

• 3 or more years in game development
• 3 or more game titles shipped
• Strong portfolio
• 4 or more years of Photoshop in a Windows based environment
• Experience supporting and managing a small team or work group
• Ability to communicate art style and vision within the specific discipline
• Ability to work within a style
• Understanding of techniques for graphical effects, such as multi-pass textures and shaders, character skinning, skeletal animation, HRD, etc.
• Adept at troubleshooting art assets
• Traditional art foundation including color theory, lighting, and form.
• 4-year degree required (or equivalent experience in relevant field)

Apply here:- http://crypticstudios.com/careers/apply
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