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FireForge Recruiting Lead Environment Artist, Art Director, Character Concept Artist & Senior Character Concept Artist

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Lead Environment Artist

Mission Viejo, California, United States

FireForge Games is looking for a talented, self-motivated Lead Environment Artist to join our growing team. This position requires a solid understanding of environments, form vs. function, management, and platform limitations. Candidates should also possess an expert knowledge of shape, proportions, color and design principles – as well as an understanding of how they apply to game development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead an art team responsible for creating high quality environment art assets: props, interiors and exteriors
Model, UV map, texture and create the materials for environment assets
Integrate art assets into the level editor and light both exterior and interior scenes
Work closely with Art Director and Level Designers to ensure and establish the visual target
Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem-solving discussions
Complete work under reasonable deadlines

REQUIREMENTS

Passion for gaming
3 years of experience as a senior or lead artist
High level of proficiency with a major 3D toolset (Max, Maya or XSI) and Photoshop
Excellent high- and low-poly modeling skills
Solid knowledge of modeling as related to game development
Strong knowledge of architecture, materials and lighting
Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines
Be receptive to art direction and have experience managing art teams
Foundation in traditional art
Strong organizational and communication skills

PLUSES

Exceptional visual and technical understanding of 3D modeling and texturing
Have a shipped AAA PC or console title
Experience with a proprietary level editor (i.e. Unreal, GECK, etc)
Working knowledge of ZBrush or Mudbox
Concepting skills
Scripting experience in MaxScript Python or MEL
Background in architecture, photography or cinematography

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Click the link below to submit your cover letter and resume in text or MSFT Word format, and answer any additional questions. Include your name and the position title in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins or physical mail. We only accept digital applications.All resumes must be accompanied with website portfolio.

Apply here:-  https://fireforge.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0og1/
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Art Director

Mission Viejo, California, United States

FireForge is looking for a skilled and passionate Art Director to join our Mission Viejo, CA office. The Art Director is responsible for establishing the style for the game and ensuring that artists follow the guidelines and direction set. The Art Director reports to the CCO and works directly with Creative Designers and Art Leads to direct the style and implementation. This is a full-time salaried position. You must be legally able to work in the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for creating the visual style of all aspects of a game including characters, environments, visual effects, user interface as well as animations and promotional art.
Directly manage and direct the Environment, Character, Animation and VFX Leads
Create highly-stylized concepts and illustrations primarily for characters but also for environments, abilities and special effects.
Assist in the extension of artistic techniques and processes that serve as underlying elements for visual style
Complete work under reasonable deadlines

REQUIREMENTS

SKILLS

Strong traditional fine art skills (illustration, painting, color theory, perspective, etc.)
High level of proficiency with Photoshop and/or Painter
Understanding of lighting, composition, atmosphere, materials and textures
Ability to create art in a variety of styles
Strong communication and organization skills
Self motivated to achieve high quality work
Work well under stressful conditions

EXPERIENCE

Experience as an Art Director or Lead Concept Artist as a game developer.
Minimum 3 years experience as a Lead Concept artist or Art Director.
Has played a variety of computer games with different artistic styles

PLUSES

Art related degree and/or comparable professional experience
Understanding of 3D packages such as Max, Maya, XSI or Zbrush
A passion for playing video games
Experience as an animator, modeler and/or texture artist
Prior work creating promotional materials for marketing purposes
Storyboarding experience

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Click the link below to submit your cover letter and resume in text or MSFT Word format, and answer any additional questions. It is strongly advised to also include functional samples and/or portfolios. Include your name and the position title in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins or physical mail. We only accept digital applications.

Your portfolio must demonstrate a range of high quality art along the process from rough to final. It must be clear what is your original work and what is credited to other artists.

Apply here:- https://fireforge.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0oac/
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Character Concept Artist

Mission Viejo, California, United States

FireForge is looking for a skilled Character Concept Artist to join our Mission Viejo, CA office. The Character Concept Artist creates character and ability concept art from quick rough sketches to final quality full color production pieces. The Character Concept Artist reports to the Art Director and works with Designers and other artists to provide a foundation for the mood and style of our games. This is a full-time salaried position. You must be legally able to work in the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create highly-stylized paintings and illustrations primarily for characters but also for abilities and special effects.
Design original concepts within style guidelines from rough idea to final production art and polished illustrations
Assist in the extension of artistic techniques and processes that serve as underlying elements for visual style
Complete work under reasonable deadlines

REQUIREMENTS

SKILLS

Strong traditional fine art skills (illustration, painting, color theory, perspective, etc.)
High level of proficiency with Photoshop and/or Painter
Understanding of lighting, composition, atmosphere, materials and textures
Ability to create art in a variety of styles
Strong communication and organization skills
Self motivated to achieve high quality work
Work well under stressful conditions

EXPERIENCE

Experience with video game development
Minimum 2 years experience in a concept artist position
Has played a variety of computer games with different artistic styles
EDUCATION: Art related degree and/or comparable professional experience

PLUSES

Understanding of 3D packages such as Max, Maya, or XSI
A passion for playing video games
Experience as an animator, modeler and/or texture artist
Prior work creating promotional materials for marketing purposes
Storyboarding experience

Application Instructions

Click the link below to submit your cover letter and resume in text or MSFT Word format, and answer any additional questions. It is strongly advised to also include functional samples and/or portfolios. Include your name and the position title in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins or physical mail. We only accept digital applications.

We only accept emailed applications. Include links to your website portfolio.

Your portfolio must demonstrate a range of high quality art along the process from rough to final. It must be clear what is your original work and what is credited to other artists.

Apply here:- https://fireforge.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0oat/
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Senior Character Concept Artist

Mission Viejo, California, United States

FireForge is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Senior Character Concept Artist to join our Mission Viejo, CA office. The Senior Character Concept Artist sets the visual standard and style for our characters in our leading fantasy title. The Senior Character Concept Artist reports to the Art Director and works with Designers and other artists in a highly collaborative environment. This is a full-time salaried position. You must be legally able to work in the United States.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create highly-stylized character designs as well as concepts for abilities and special effects.
Design original concepts within style guidelines from rough idea to final production art
Assist in the extension of artistic techniques and processes that serve as underlying elements for visual style
Complete work under reasonable deadlines

REQUIREMENTS

SKILLS

Strong traditional fine art skills (illustration, painting, color theory, perspective, etc.)
High level of proficiency with Photoshop and/or Painter
Understanding of lighting, composition, atmosphere, materials and textures
A firm understanding of designing characters with a unique silhouette and also from game view
Ability to create art in a variety of styles
Strong communication and organization skills
Self motivated to achieve high quality work
Work well under stressful conditions
Fundamental knowledge in game development pipelines and procedures
A portfolio showcasing talent in designing a wide breadth of fantasy characters

EXPERIENCE

Experience with video game development
Minimum 3 years experience in a character concept artist position
Has played a variety of computer games with different artistic styles

EDUCATION: Art related degree and/or comparable professional experience

PLUSES

Understanding of 3D packages such as Max, Maya, or XSI
A passion for playing video games
Storyboarding experience
Having shipped titles where your character concepts were a major contributing factor

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Click the link below to submit your cover letter and resume in text or MSFT Word format, and answer any additional questions. It is strongly advised to also include functional samples and/or portfolios. Include your name and the position title in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins or physical mail. We only accept digital applications.

Apply here:- https://fireforge.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0oap/
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