Magic The Gathering - Art

Environment Art Lead

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Cryptic Studios is looking for an experienced Environment Art Lead to bring the world of our upcoming Magic: The Gathering MMO to life!  You’ll work closely with the concept, environment and design teams to create environments that are both gameplay-oriented and visually stunning.

Every day you could be:

  • Collaborating with artists, designers, and other disciplines to create engaging and appealing gameplay environments for our upcoming Magic: The Gathering MMO 
  • Using 3D Studio Max, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop and our proprietary tools to create next-gen assets, layouts and lighting for both architectural and organic environments
  • Iterating on game assets and environments with fellow artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques to improve visuals and gameplay
  • Working closely with producers and other discipline leads to coordinate and manage team and project schedules

What we'd like to see:

  • 5+ years console or PC game development experience, with one or more shipped titles as Lead Environment Artist
  • Ability to build and manage teams, assess performance, provide leadership and creatively solve problems
  • Strong creative vision, an excellent eye for artistic quality and a deep knowledge of current techniques and technologies used to achieve specific visual targets
  • Experience working collaboratively with cross-disciplinary teams to envision, plan, schedule, execute and optimize game environments that support and enhance gameplay
  • Ability to successfully articulate and provide timely, actionable visual feedback to a large team of artists
  • Solid understanding of fundamental visual design principles including color, composition, form, shape, structure, silhouette, scale, surface properties and lighting
  • Expert level proficiency with 3ds Max, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop or equivalent 3D and 2D software
  • Strong knowledge of PBR material authoring software and ability to create all associated maps for new or existing assets
  • Calm, positive and professional attitude while working with others under multiple deadlines 
  • BA or BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience

Pluses:

  • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • Experience working seamlessly with outsource vendors and internal teams 
  • Strong technical ability and willingness to learn new tools, techniques and workflows
  • Basic proficiency creating environmental VFX and/or environmental animations

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating experience modeling, texturing, and lighting game environments
  • An art test may be required

Must have a professional portfolio showing the the break down of your contributions - Environments / Props samples

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