Environment Artist

Role: Environment Artist
Location: Leamington Spa
Type: Full-time Role

The Role:

Pixel Toys Ltd is hiring for talented Environment Artists responsible for creating game worlds by modeling/sculpting assets from high res to in game, authoring textures and materials and in-editor level composition and layout.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating organic and hard-surface assets from a style guide with or without concept art
  • Sculpting, high poly, low poly, High poly to low poly bakes
  • Taking assets through the full modeling/texturing production pipeline
  • Optimizing textures and geometry
  • Creating LOD’s
  • Creating modular environment kits
  • Material assignment and texture creation
  • Pursue a high quality of both aesthetics and visual storytelling
  • Art passes on designed levels – dressing and visual development
  • Participate in R&D, problem solving artistic solutions to technical problems
  • Works independently and can actively communicate with production teams as needed
  • Maintains performance requirements for levels (memory, framerate, draw calls, instances)
  • Scopes levels for on-time milestone delivery
  • Maintains consistent style under the direction of the Art Leads.

Relevant Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a college or university; or two plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • We will consider Associate candidates with no industry experience if their portfolio is of a very high standard
  • Excellent foundations skills, including composition, design, and color theory
  • Strong traditional painting skills, ability to create models and shaders for a range of art directions, from photorealistic to stylized
  • Ability to meet deadlines under tight schedule
  • Willingness to receive direction and work closely with a team
  • Is passionate about games and understands the goals of level design
  • Knowledge of Maya and of baking low poly models with high poly models
  • Proficient in texture creation with Photoshop, Substance Painter, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of sculpting with ZBrush
  • Experience with VR is desirable
  • Understanding of at least one industry-leading level editor, ideally Unity
  • Understanding of source control with GIT or the equivalent.

Why Apply To Pixel Toys

Pixel Toys is an up and coming developer having grown from a 2 man team in 2012 to around 90 staff today, working on some of the most high profile and most downloaded titles in the mobile space today from our brand new offices in the center of Leamington Spa. Joining the team now will give you the opportunity to be a part of a growing team going from strength to strength. We’ll give you the opportunity to :

  • Work in a flexible creative environment
  • help define the evolving studio culture and values
  • Contribute your input and ideas to all areas of our business
  • Be involved in defining studio processes and working practices
  • Help create the next big games in our portfolio as a studio
Job Category: Art
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Leamington Spa

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