As Lead Environment Artist you will define the quality of 3D environments while managing a team to deliver consistent high-quality environmental assets and locations.
As Lead Environment Artist you will define the quality of 3D environments while managing a team to deliver consistent high-quality environmental assets and locations. You will drive the team to produce high quality environments through your excellent hands-on 3D capabilities, communication skills and an excellent approach to production.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with the Art director to define the visual quality goals for 3D environment art content
Lead a team of Environment Artists in the creation of a variety of 3D environment art content
Oversee the quality of environment art content through all phases of production
Manage and advance an organised pipeline and environment art workflow
Work with technical disciplines and engine team to improve workflow
Work with production team to manage team deliverables, ensuring they meet the defined objectives, defined quality bar, and schedule
Manage, mentor, and inspire team members, guiding them with clear direction
Be able to create high quality, high resolution 3D assets, UV maps and textures and other content matching all technical and artistic requirement
Promote a culture of collaborative innovation
Ensure assets and environments conform to the defined technical and artistic requirements
Implement final assets into the game engine - creating well composed environmental ‘best practice’ locations to serve as a visual guide for Level Design.
Ensure consistency and quality of own work
Receive feedback and modify work based on direction
Skills and Experience Required:
Extensive experience in 3D asset creation
A minimum of 5 years professional experience as an Artist in the games industry
A minimum of 2 years as a Lead Artist in the games industry
Expert experience with current 3D modelling tools such as 3ds Max, Maya or equivalent
Expert experience with texture creation/authoring tools
A strong understanding of art fundamentals
Excellent communication skills with the capability to successfully work across multiple teams