FX/Environment Artist

Location: Austin/Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 02-26-2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an FX/Environment Artist to work on our family-focused AAA MMO video games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date, and are two of the fastest growing websites in the U.S. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful entertainment company.

Responsibilities (Environment)
  • Support the overall vision for the game while taking ownership of environment zones and assets assigned
  • Candidate will work with art and design to craft and maintain the project's art style and manage environment creation
  • Effectively relate vision to developers and artists
  • Systematic approach to all areas of environment art creation: render and collision geometry; textures and lighting
  • Understand the technical limitations of game engines, and execute high-quality art within those limitations
  • Asset creation and optimization
Responsibilities (FX)
  • Build a wide range of FX, from simple sprites to modeled items
  • Create both low-poly geometry and textures, based off of concept art or verbal/written descriptions
  • Two-year Art degree from an accredited university
  • 3 to 5+ years experience as an artist in the games industry
  • Extensive working knowledge of 3DSMax and Photoshop
  • Experience applying and using shaders
  • Proficiency in setting up camera sequences and lighting effects
  • Strong technical knowledge of particle systems and sprites, and be able to provide samples
  • Extremely strong documentation skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience communicating well within team disciplines and working within existing project constraints (time, scope, technical)
  • Shipped at least 1 PC or console game title
  • Strong familiarity with many video game genres
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
In lieu of art samples, please provide a portfolio link.
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