Cryptic Studios is looking for a talented Environment Artist to bring the world of our upcoming Magic: The Gathering MMO to life!  You’ll work closely with our concept, environment and design teams to create levels 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 look and gameplay.

What we'd like to see:

  • 3+ years’ experience creating environments for video games
  • Expert level proficiency with 3ds Max, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop or equivalent 3D and 2D software
  • Demonstrated ability to create high quality work in a broad range of non-realistic styles within technical constraints
  • Experience using proprietary systems, engines and tools
  • Ability to create PBR materials and all associated maps for new or existing assets
  • Strong design instincts and ability to create environments that support and enhance gameplay
  • Artistic ability to visualize entire levels and detail with minimal concept art and direction
  • Strong understanding of color, form, shape, structure, and silhouette
  • Exceptional eye for proportion, scale, surface properties and lighting 
  • Self-motivated, driven, with excellent communication skills and a team-player attitude
  • BA or BS degree in art or equivalent work experience

Pluses:

  • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • 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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