Environment Artist (Remote Options)

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Posted 31 October 2022
Salary Negotiable
Contact NameShani Owen

Job description

Aardvark Swift is working with Variable State, supporting their search for an Environment Artist.

Variable State are a game development studio formed in 2014 who focus on interactive storytelling and game narrative, telling surprising stories about intriguing characters. They operate as a virtual studio with members working remotely from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Your responsibilities…
  • Collaborating with the art director and other art leads to help define the look and layout of the environments, vehicles, and props
  • Working from concept art and capturing the essence of designs as well as adding finer detail in keeping with the concept piece
  • Creating rich organic environments as well as complex architectural structures and props
  • Modelling guns, props, and vehicles in a sci-fi style
  • Iterating based on feedback

Essential requirements...
  • One or more shipped game or relevant industry experience
  • Solid knowledge of Maya, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop, and other equivalent software, plus a keenness to learn more
  • A working knowledge of Unreal 4 and the art pipeline from initial concept to game ready asset
  • Comfortable working collaboratively and embracing change
  • Fluent in English

Desirable extras...
  • Familiar with level design, especially within Unreal 4
  • An understanding of film and visual storytelling
  • An interest and a vocabulary in visual art beyond video games e.g. contemporary art, design, and fashion
  • Experience and knowledge of other traditional arts such as painting, sculpting, figure drawing, and illustration
  • An interest and knowledge of other aspects of video game development

Please prepare a portfolio of work demonstrating a solid grasp of 3D modelling and design and complete game ready models.

Variable State welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, gender, and ethnicity, but, as women, LGBTQ and members of ethnic minorities are under-represented in games, they would encourage applications from members of these groups.

They value individuals who are patient in their dealings with others and thoughtful and conscientious in their approach to work, open and communicative about what they do, like sharing knowledge and enjoy educating team members about their field of expertise.