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Senior 3D Environment Artist

Gardens Interactive

Location
United States only
Base Salary
135k-190k USD
Gardens Interactive

Job Description

Who We Are

Gardens is a new remote games studio from developers of games like Journey, What Remains of Edith Finch, Blaseball, Dustforce, Ashen, Ultima, and more. We’re named after the games we grow together — lush, living worlds that bring players together to cultivate lasting friendships. Worlds that offer surprising multiplayer experiences and flourish with the help of their communities.

We believe a team of diverse voices has the most to say, and we are committed to providing a healthy, inclusive, collaborative, and transparent work environment for all!

As a fully-distributed studio, we aspire to support employees living and working where they want. We offer competitive pay, stock options, non-accrual paid time off with flexibility in timing, 35 hour work weeks, and robust benefits (including full medical and vision, dental, 401k contributions and more)!

We are currently creating our flagship project — a shared 3D fantasy adventure inspired by our favorite memories playing online games over the years.

It’s the world we want to play in every day!

Who We're Looking For

We are seeking a full-time Senior 3D Environment Artist for current and future games at our growing remote studio!

A major part of our identity at Gardens is our unique and highly stylized aesthetic. We are looking for someone who can translate concept art and ideas into stunning game-ready assets, working in collaboration with our talented team of artists, designers, and engineers.

Bring life to a surprising, ever-growing fantasy-adventure world. Create biomes and environments fulled with awe and wonder for players to discover and explore.

We seek collaborative individuals that are excited to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production, working together as a team.

Responsibilities

  • Help elevate 3D style goals through look-dev exploration and iteration.

  • Create high-resolution sculpts and final game-ready models with textures to establish visual targets.

  • Collaborate with multiple departments to help provide a consistent vision and style.

  • Work with the Art Director to help define the art pipeline and teach fellow artists.

Qualifications

  • Ability and drive to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production.

  • Expert in 3D industry-standard software for modeling and texturing such as Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter.

  • Experience using Unreal engine to create environments.

  • Ability to rapidly iterate to help solve for various artistic and technical questions.

  • Capable of owning the creation process for an environment from blockout through to final polish.

  • Great eye and understanding for appealing stylized visuals.

  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.

  • Excited and able to work with an agile and flexible team and participate in major decisions.

  • Readiness to work with integrity, honesty, and accountability, taking ownership of your actions and decisions.

  • Capable of working independently, keeping on-task and motivated.

  • Located in PT, MT, CT, ET time zone, or willing to relocate.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working with lighting and skydome to help set the mood.

  • Experience creating materials and shaders within Unreal Engine.

  • An strong interest and experience working on level design.

  • A deep passion for creating stylized fantasy worlds.

  • Experience debugging and optimizing performance in relation to environment art.

We are a small, highly collaborative studio, eager to give people the chance to bring their full selves to work. Tell us how your unique skill set and life experiences make you the ideal candidate for this role!

Gardens Offers*

  • Competitive Salaries and Pay Transparency

  • Stock Options

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • 401k Contributions

  • Non-accrual paid time off with flexibility in timing.

  • A fully-distributed studio. We aspire to support employees living and working where they want.

Benefits and perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Gardens and the country in which you work.

We are supportive of a diverse workforce and strive for inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, criminal history, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Compensation Range: $135K - $190K

Advice from our career coach

Gardens, a remote games studio, is seeking a Senior 3D Environment Artist to join their team. Known for their unique and stylized aesthetic, the studio is looking for someone who can bring concept art to life and create stunning game-ready assets. Collaboration is key, as you'll be working with a talented team of artists, designers, and engineers to create a fantasy-adventure world filled with awe and wonder. The ideal candidate is innovative, skilled in industry-standard software, and experienced with Unreal Engine. Gardens offers competitive pay, stock options, and robust benefits, and is committed to providing a healthy and inclusive work environment. If you're ready to contribute your skills and be a part of creating captivating stylized visuals, this is the opportunity for you.

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Jan 10, 2024

Full-time

135k-190k USD

United States only
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