Environment Artist (Mobile Games)

Location: Austin/Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 11-13-2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for an Environment Artist to work on exciting and innovative mobile games. Established in 2005, KingsIsle is a proven MMO hit-maker bringing our unique vision to mobile games. Our award-winning game Wizard101 is currently in its 11th year, and we recently released our latest mobile game "Animal Cove" for iOS and Android. We are driven by a spirit of innovation and experimentation across genres and themes.

We attribute our success to great people and we recognize the value of every team member. We work hard and have fun, whether it’s with lunchtime gaming sessions or office outings to the movies. The working environment, friendly teammates and support for growing careers all contribute to the long tenures many people enjoy at KingsIsle.
 
Responsibilities
  • Take pride in and personal ownership of your work
  • Work closely with designers and art leads to ensure that environments and assets match quality and overall vision for the game
  • Systematic approach to all areas of environment art creation: modeling, texturing, UV layout, texture atlasing, lighting, and rendering
  • Understand the technical limitations of game engines, while executing a high quality of art within those limitations
  • Optimize rendering and memory footprints for levels/assets as required
Requirements
  • Two-year degree in related field
  • 3+ years experience as an artist in the games industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience communicating well with team disciplines and working within the existing project's time, scope, and technical constraints
  • Strong knowledge of 3D Studio Max and Photoshop
Preferences
  • Strong familiarity with many video game genres
  • Mobile games job experience
  • Drawing, sculpting, or other traditional art skills
  • Unity experience
Perks & Benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision care benefits
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Company fun days and parties
Considerations
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salaries will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • 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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