Careers @ PlaySide

Environment Artist (Mid/Senior)

Overview:

Playside Studios are seeking a highly-skilled 3D Environment Artist to join our team. In this role, the Artist will have to be a hardworking self-motivated team player who is able to work closely with the Lead Artist to create and be responsible for setting the bar for visual and production quality while fostering a fun and productive environment for coworkers.  This is an excellent opportunity to work and learn with a group of talented and proven developers who are passionate about making games.

If this is the opportunity that you have been looking for, we'd like to hear from you. Please reach out to the following email to submit your application: 
Jobs@playsidestudios.com 

Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create high and low-poly 3D objects and 3D environments.

  • Understanding of the project design documents to know the environments, objectives, atmospheres, story, and style of the project.

  • Help design, construct, document and implement pipeline procedures

  • Proactive in helping establish the artistic vision of the project.

  • Work on a technical level with all members of staff in all areas of expertise.

  • Working alongside the other Art team members in a professional manner. And providing thoughts on improvements to all projects studio-wide.

  • Implement feedback from Lead Artist and Art Director.

  • Liaise with Art Lead & producers within the scheduling phase of projects to ensure art implementation is within time/budget.

  • Providing mentorship and onboarding of junior members of the team.

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture.

  • Work with Art Lead & Director to reinforce art style and to resolve stylistic questions.

  • Review progress of art team tasks and communicate potential issues to Art Lead and Producer.

  • Improve workflow and efficiency by sharing experience and skill, both verbally and through presentations and/or documentation.

 

Skills & Requirements

 

  • 3+ years of PC and Console production art experience in the gaming industry

  • UE4 Development experience with a minimum of one released title.

  • Friendly, helpful, and collaborative in a team-based environment.

  • Flexible in adapting to different art styles.

  • Exceptional knowledge of Autodesk Maya.

  • Advanced knowledge of both Photoshop and Substance Painter.

  • Create high-quality game-ready models and scenes with minimal direction and a high level of autonomy.

  • Technical understanding of current asset workflows, shaders and engine capabilities.

  • Create assets that work optimally within UE4s engine and platform constraints.

  • An excellent eye for detail, shapes, proportions, composition, colours, and lighting.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills, and be able to both take critique and give feedback internally and externally in a professional manner

  • Ability to consistently resolve issues from a visual, production, and technical perspective

 

Desired Skills

 

  • An understanding of narrative world-building

  • Concept skills - Ability to visualize and concept artistic solutions.

  • Samples of work displaying clean High to Low poly bakes.

  • Skilled in Procedural pipeline tools (Substance Designer, Houdini)

  • Strong understanding of material definition and texturing workflows.

  • Passion for making and playing great games, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends.

 

About PlaySide:

 

Formed in 2012 by Gerry Sakkas "PlaySide Studios" is a world renown video game developer located in Melbourne, Australia. Our company is lead by senior management, creatives and developers who have paved the way in AAA console and mobile development over the years.  We are pioneers in our field and with over 45 staff, and we’re still growing. We have a multitude of titles we’re working on, partnering with the worlds biggest Hollywood brands. PlaySide works closely on the forefront of technology, and develop for mobile, AR and VR.

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