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Crytek Recruiting Character Artist & Environment Artist

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Senior Character Artist

Category: Character Artist
Company: Crytek
Location: Austin (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Senior Character Artist


Crytek USA is looking for an amazing character artist with expertise in creating 3D character assets at a quality level consistent with the very top of the field. Join one of the best art teams in the world. Your peers will inspire you and drive your work to new heights. Candidates must be able to create eye-popping 3D characters, monsters, heroes and other assorted creatures.

The primary function of the Character Artist is to create incredible character and character related art assets.


Use commercial and proprietary software to create high quality 3D art assets to fulfill the necessities of the project’s functional, art and technical specifications
Create high quality characters for Crytek’s latest game
Understand the requirements and constraints of game design, engine and platform
Take direction in style and technique to match your work to style of the project
Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate your process and receive critical feedback
Estimate assigned tasks with a high degree of accuracy and break down the steps to completion, delivering on time and at the highest quality

Skills & Qualifications:

At least 5 years’ experience in the industry as an artist, 3 or more years spent as a senior
Proven ability to create art assets exhibited through a stellar portfolio
Proficiency with Photoshop, Zbrush and 3D Studio Max
Strong modeling and texturing skills
Solid fundamental understanding of artistic principals and pipelines
Willingness to learn commercial and proprietary software
Solid organizational skills with adherence to asset budgets and management
Working knowledge of at least one game engine and integrating your work into it
Expert understanding of human and animal anatomy
Proven experience and understanding of art pipelines
Must have an active, passionate interest in current video games!
All applicants must submit an online portfolio to be considered

A portfolio should demonstrate the following:

Strong artistic background, with numerous examples of high quality character work
Heavy focus on highly detailed character art, including clothing and weapons
Strong ability to create detailed high poly models
Clear understanding of efficient UV layout for low poly objects
Keen eye for detail, realism, composition and color
Strong texturing skills


Experience working with the CryEngine
Previous lead experience
Animation experience
Shipped a AAA Game
Physically based material experience
Not a crybaby
Sense of humor

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Senior Environment Artist

Category: Environment Artist
Company: Crytek
Location: Austin (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Senior Environment Artist


We are looking for an exceptionally skilled environment artist to help create high quality environments and assets with a strong understanding of player space, composition, functionality and performance optimization.


Collaborating with Art Leads to create visually impactful, functional (and fun!) game worlds and levels
Helping to block out and develop new areas and levels with a strong understanding of player experience, optimization and finalization
Creating realistic models and textures for both architectural, hard edged and organic environments
Create game play assets/props and props that fit the environments
Manage texture quality and fidelity to remain consistent with other assets
Mentor other artists and share techniques and tips


5+ years game experience
At least two console or PC titles shipped from concept through final as an Artist
Experience with Mudbox or ZBrush and the process of converting high-poly sculpted environments into lower poly game assets is a must
Strong texture painting skills
Superior eye for color and detail when creating texture maps
Ability to read a 2D concept and ‘accurately’ translate to model and texture
Good understanding of composition and player experience/player pathing when creating an environment space
Fluent knowledge of at least one major 2D package (Photoshop, Painter, etc.)
Strong polygonal modeling skills- able to generate clean and efficient models with efficiency and timeliness
Must have passion for Environmental Art and ability to see it as a character
Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability and willingness to accept and follow direction, collaborate productively with others, and work to meet deadlines as necessary
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details
Strong interest in games, preferably with specific industry experience shipping titles for Playstation 3, PC, Xbox 360, etc. XBOX One and PS4 experience a plus
A strong portfolio (must be submitted online), candidates who do not provide work samples will not be considered


Strong foundation in at least one of the traditional arts, sculpting, drawing or painting
Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy
Experience with physically based materials
No crybabies
Sense of humor

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