Magic The Gathering - Art

Senior Environment Artist

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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 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 
  • Using Maya and/or 3DS Max, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop and our proprietary tools to create PBR 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. *Mentoring other junior Environment Artist

What we'd like to see:  

  • Excellent composition skills evident in your portfolio
  • 5+ years’ experience creating 3D world building environments for video games
  • Expert level proficiency with Maya and/or 3DS Max, ZBrush, Substance and Photoshop 
  • Demonstrated ability to create high quality work in a broad range of non-realistic styles
  • Experience using proprietary systems, engines and tools
  • Ability to create PBR materials and all associated maps for new or existing assets
  • Strong understanding of how 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
  • An eye for proportion, scale, surface properties and lighting 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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

What Cryptic Offers:

  • An onsite fun tight-knit  team in Los Gatos, California 
  • Full-Time role with Performance Bonus
  • Vacation, Paid Holiday  & Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance & Perks
  • Company social events 
  • Professional support 
  • Recognition 
  • Pet-Friendly
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