Senior Environment Artist

Activision Carlsbad, CA
High Moon Studios – Senior Environment Artist

Great Games Start with Great People! This is a significant time in our company's history – and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile Environment Artist to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you want to work with a fun, collaborative team on the world's most popular game franchises, then this may be the position you've been waiting for!

Your Mission:

* Work closely with the Art Director and a team of artists and level designers to assemble and detail game environments.

* Create visually appealing, realistic 3D models of natural and architectural environments based on concept art and photo reference.

* Work within budgets while hitting key timelines.

* Troubleshoot technical and artistic issues.

* Communicate effectively with team members, production and management to ensure that project goals are met.

* Reports to the Lead Environment Artist

Player Profile:

* Ability to demonstrate and execute multiple art styles.

* Receive, give, and apply feedback effectively.

* Highly proficient in Maya or 3ds Max, Photoshop and Zbrush.

* Basic understanding of shaders, with preference given to those who are adept in material creation.

* Experience with a game engine.

* You are passionate about games, take pride in everything you do and have a positive attitude.

Note: A portfolio submission is required for this position. Please focus this portfolio on personal contributions to your projects. Please include a shot breakdown specifying what you were directly responsible for creating.

Bonus Qualification:

* 5+ years of experience creating high-quality 3D architecture, environments, and levels for AAA games.

* 2+ AAA games shipped

* Foundation in traditional art with ability of concepting ideas.

* Additional experience in lighting, VFX, design, etc.

* Exceptional visual and technical understanding of 3D modeling and texturing.

* Architecture, photography, photogrammetry or cinematography experience.

High Moon Studios

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing and contributing to action games such as the Call of Duty franchise, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Transformers: War for Cybertron. We employ 100+ in Carlsbad, California, a seaside city in San Diego County.

Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent comprises industry veterans responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.