Senior Environment Artist Toys for Bob
Toys For Bob is a stellar team of inventors, makers, and
magicians from all over the world who have been developing epic AAA
games for far-reaching IPs like Call of Duty, Crash Bandicoot, Tony
Hawk, and Skylanders since 1989. We are based out of a former
military hangar that has been converted into a colorful,
tiki-themed, dog-friendly paradise just 20 minutes north of the San
Francisco Golden Gate bridge. If you love games and the people who
play them; if you are great at what you do and are committed to
continual growth, we'd love for you to be part of our family! Both
full time and temporary contract positions are available.
* Reporting directly to our Lead Environment Artist, we're
looking for a self-driven artist who enjoys handling a wide variety
of work, is eager to learn new techniques and tools, has a deep
passion for crafting environment art, and has the flexibility to do
so in different styles from photo-realistic to stylized. This role
is likely to work on Call of Duty initially.
Here's what you'll be doing:
* Research subject matter relating to objectives to ensure an
authentic experience. * Assembles, edits, and optimizes highly
detailed 3D environments. * Create believable, photo-realistic 3D
models and textures from concept art and photo reference. * Budgets
time efficiently and has a good feel for how long a task will take
them. * Troubleshoots technical and artistic issues, asks for help
when necessary. * Be a proactive self-starter that can execute
high-level art direction with little oversight. * Communicate
effectively with team members, production and management to ensure
that project goals are met.
The skills and experience you'll need:
* 3+ total years in the games industry working in an environment
art capacity, with at least 1 shipped title in the AAA console / PC
space. * Experience with a level editor (i.e. Unreal, Unity,
Frostbite, Radiant, etc.) * Proven ability to create high-quality
assets utilizing multiple major 3D and 2D packages (3DS Max or Maya
and Photoshop or Substance) for console hardware (Xbox, PS, PC). *
Understanding of physically based shaders. * Proficient in next-gen
asset creation. * Egoless attitude that welcomes feedback and
criticism, and enjoys working in a collaborative, iterative, and
agile process. Shares ownership of work with other artists. *
Impressive communication and strong problem-solving skills. *
Proven ability to thrive in a challenging and often ambiguous
environment. * Solid understanding of game art with ability to
clearly discuss modern trends.
You'll really catch our eye:
* Familiarity with photogrammetry process, procedural content
creation, or PBR workflows. * Passion for first person shooters. *
Strong traditional art foundation.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's
largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and
is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We
are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises
including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, Candy
Crush and Bubble Witch. Our combined entertainment network delights
hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries,
making us the largest gaming network on the planet!
Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only
enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We
aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to
connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide
a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial
well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced
and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and
responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the
Company at any time to promote and support our business and
relationships with industry partners.
Toys for Bob is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or
any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be
discriminated against on the basis of disability.