Senior Materials Artist - Gaming

San diego, California | Permanent | Job ID #65198 |
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Onward Play is seeking a Senior Materials Artist to join one of the gaming industry's most accomplished studios. You’ll be part of a high-profile team that has multiple, best-selling, award-winning, AAA games under their belt.

We’re looking for a passionate Materials artist who loves world-building and crafting textures and materials within game environments. You have a track record of creating AAA quality in your work both in-game and in-game cinematic quality materials within a range of styles.

Your ability to build materials from both detailed concepts and a single photograph is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on experience creating realistic game-ready physically based materials to project specifications.
  • Experience building internal PBR material library and maintaining technical and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with production artists on creating materials for in-game use.
  • Create organized material workflows in Substance Designer and Painter.
  • Ability to document production workflows and mentor production artists.
  • Evaluate scope estimates to ensure material assets are in line with project schedules.
  • Work with Environment Lead to revise and respond based on feedback for both aesthetic and functional purposes

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years experience as an Environment Artist, with 2 shipped AAA titles
  • Strong understanding of PBR materials and workflows.
  • Expert knowledge of Substance Designer and Painter workflows.
  • History of a strong understanding of game development with a focus on materials.
  • Proficient at sculpting surface details and controlling shader features that represent a wide variety of material types
  • Ability to work in new game engines and add material assets to the game engine.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and High-Resolution Texture baking.
  • Ability to unwrap UVs for texturing meshes and lightmaps in Autodesk Maya.
  • Experience optimizing games for performance and memory.
  • An advanced understanding of in-game and in-game cinematic art asset creation

Pluses:

  • Shader authoring a plus
  • Photogrammetry experience a plus
  • Experience working with external outsource vendors

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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