SENIOR 3D ARTIST (mobile)

OVERVIEW

 

We are looking for a super switched on Senior 3D Artist to help contribute to our amazing original IP mobile titles.

As a candidate you would be a proven professional in your field, with the ability to guide a product along the development process and help provide a vision to all members of the team. You will share knowledge and provide mentorship to other artists. 

You excel in all areas of your skill set. This includes both the final visual quality of the work and also the quality from a technical standpoint i.e performance and integration. You will be key to keeping your projects on track and reporting back to your lead from both a quality and technical standpoint, while also being a key member of our team providing support where necessary to all members of Playside. 

This role is full-time, based in-house. We can consider permanent or in-house contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in Australia.

Please include a link to your Portfolio demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To provide exceptional visual quality on your projects to create a fun and engaging experience.

  • Identification and assistance in the creation of documentation in projects you are tasked to.

  • Ability to 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.

  • 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.

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

REQUIRED SKILLS​

  • 5+ years of experience in video game production with multiple shipped titles in an artist role.

  • Ability to contribute to a vision and help guide your projects to success.

  • Experience providing mentorship and training to more junior members of the team.

  • Exceptional level of understanding of software including Maya, Photoshop and Substance Painter.

  • Advanced level of knowledge in using Unity Game Engine.

  • Create high-quality game-ready models and scenes with minimal direction and a high level of autonomy that work optimally within the engine and platform constraints.

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

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

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

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

  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, communication, organisational and problem solving skills, as well as team working and the ability to accept and follow direction

  • The ability to prioritise and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and manage competing priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction.

  • Understanding of mobile / console games and the industry as a whole.

  • Conduct strategy audits with your lead to identify further opportunities to improve the way we do things.

  • Think on their feet and act quickly.

  • Have a can-do with the ability to turn a negative into a positive, no problem is too great.

BONUS POINTS

  • Strong 2D concept art skills to communicate vision and ideas.

  • Good knowledge in either HLSL, Amplify, Shader Forge, or similar shader development tools for Unity.

  • Knowledge in using the Unity Particle System to create visually appealing and well communicated visual effects for games.

If you're ready to stand out from the crowd and deliver exceptional work please keep reading…

WHAT WE OFFER!

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options (although for the time being all working from home) 

  • Amazing culture and team, we have some of the best people in Australia (we're not bias at all ;) ) 

  • Incredible chance for progression. We're agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role. 

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world  - just take a look at our website!

PLEASE APPLY WITH YOUR CV AND KILLER COVER LETTER WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Why are you applying for our role at Playside? 

  • Tell us all about yourself!

  • What is your proudest work achievement?

  • Why do you think you're the one for this role? 

  • Why are you leaving your current role?

  • How many weeks' notice do you need?

OUR PROCESS

 

We want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you! Our process will go as follows: 

  • You apply with your killer Portfolio, cover letter and CV

  • Quick phone call chat with our People & Culture Manager Lauren

  • You may then be invited in for a Zoom interview to outline all of your past work and we will let you know all about Playside.

  • We may then give you a short activity to complete to display how you work

  • 2nd stage Zoom call, to meet with some more of our Playsiders. 

 

Only candidates successful for a role will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a portfolio or other samples of your work. All portfolios must contain a detailed shot breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, screenshots, scanned pictures, web page portfolio, etc.