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Lead Environment Artist - AAA - Canada Posted Jun 19
Interactive Selection , Canada (Canada)
 
This AAA studio is looking for a lead environment artist with a strong technical understanding of environment asset and level creation. You will be able to communicate with other disciplines within the development team and be able to take creative direction from the Art Director. Lead and mentor a team of individuals across the spectrum of experience. Develop a greater knowledge and understanding of advanced techniques used in video game development.

As a Lead Environment Artist you will:

Work collaboratively with project leadership other discipline leads to understand and interpret the game's requirements within the technical parameters of the platforms. 
Assist and support less experienced members of staff in their learning of good work practices, videogame technologies, software, art theory and the overall process of videogame production.
Work with technical artists and engineers in the development and streamlining of tools and processes.
Keep abreast of advanced techniques which could be used to improve the visual quality or production pipelines of current or future projects.
Maintain awareness of studio-wide art and development issues.
Maintain awareness of and disseminate information regarding organizational related structures, processes, plans and issues.

Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of the game development process.
Leadership experience working with cross discipline and external teams.
Must exhibit excellent artistic skill and the ability to adapt to different artistic styles.
Must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of relevant 2D and 3D software (Maya and Photoshop preferred).
Must be autonomous while working on set tasks from the schedule.
Must have the ability to problem solve and define best work practices within their assigned area of work.
A keen eye for spatial composition, lighting and building believable scenes.
An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
Excellent ability to create textures and work with complex shaders. 
Previous experience creating high quality environments for Xbox One, high end PC and/or PS4 games.
At least one AAA Title shipped
Strong communication skills.
High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
Organic terrain and hard surface modeling experience.
An avid gamer is a plus.
Experience in architecture, interior or industrial design, or level design is also a plus.

Fabulous Benefits

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