Environment Artist

  • Royal Leamington Spa  
    perm  
    Undisclosed  
  • Company
    Ubisoft  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    20 December 2020  
    Posted on
    20 October 2020  

Ubisoft Leamington has been a member of the Ubisoft family since January 2017 and has collaborated on Tom Clancy’s The Division & The Division 2, Far Cry 5 and Starlink: Battle For Atlas. Currently comprised of a 70-strong team, the studio is a solid and experienced group supported by a mix of veteran developers and promising young talent. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, Ubisoft Leamington is at the heart of a thriving destination for UK game developers.
 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Independently deliver the graphic content for the project and ensure that the integration of the work is in line with technical constraints and artistic direction.

  • Assess and plan out the space, with consideration of narrative and visual storytelling, while documenting intentions;
  • Plan, estimate and prioritise time frames for the completion of day to day tasks and track progress using the designated tracking tools;
  • Create fully functional assets which can be shared across the project and respect the technical and artistic constraints;
  • Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders to confirm task direction and consistency of work;
  • Ensure the technical and artistic quality of various artistic elements, make changes and address issues with team members whenever necessary;
  • Assist with optimisation and debugging to fix the issues raised by testers;
  • Fully realise a space with the assets available to tell an interesting and varied story;
  • Integrate the produced elements, objects and textures into the level;
  • Reference game design documents and develop an in-depth knowledge of the environments, objectives, atmospheres, story and style to create game levels;
  • Understand project tools and their functions, the project file classification system and the process to update engine data;
  • Understand best practices, production pipelines and workflows;
  • Support the Lead Environment Artist in any ad hoc tasks and duties.
     

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to create interesting, detailed and visually appealing environments;
  • Ability to adapt to new processes and pipelines;
  • Good working knowledge of industry leading 3D modelling packages;
  • Good understanding of composition and visual storytelling;
  • Good knowledge of level editors;
  • Good understanding of Physically Based Rendering systems;
  • Familiarity with data management software (such as Perforce etc.);
  • Good gameplay and level design knowledge;
  • Knowledge of the video game industry and awareness of typical video game develop processes;
  • Exposure to industry game engines and production pipelines;
  • Knowledge of optimisation techniques (e.g. 3D Studio Max).

Relevant Experience:

  • 2 – 3 years’ industry experience as an Environment Artist or other relevant experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphics Design, Art or other relevant training;
  • Experience in both hard surface and organic modelling;
  • Experience working in Adobe Photoshop.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Benefits & Relocation

Flexible working, 22 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and many more... 

Relocation assistance is available to anyone currently living 50 miles or more from the studio location. Please contact a member of the talent acquisition team to find out what we have to offer and how we can support with your move here... relocation really doesn't have to be a daunting prospect. 

 

Ubisoft Reflections & Ubisoft Leamington is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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