Environment Artist

Cryptic Studios
Los Gatos, California
23 days ago

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Cryptic Studios is looking for a talented Environment Artist to bring the MMO universe of Star Trek Online to life! You’ll work closely with our concept, environment and design teams to create levels that are visually stunning.

**Every day you could be:**

* Collaborating with artists, designers, and other disciplines to create engaging and appealing gameplay environments for Star Trek Online

* Using Maya and/or 3DS Max, ZBrush, Substance, Photoshop and our proprietary tools to create PBR assets, models, layouts and lighting for both architectural and organic environments

* Iterating on game assets and environments with fellow artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques to improve look and gameplay

**What we'd like to see:**

* Excellent composition skills evident in your portfolio

* 3+ years’ experience creating real time 3D environments for video games

* Expert level proficiency with Maya and/or 3DS Max, ZBrush, Substance and Photoshop

* Demonstrated ability to create high quality work in a broad range of non realistic styles

* Experience using proprietary systems, engines and tools

* Ability to create PBR materials and all associated maps for new or existing assets

* Strong understanding of how to create environments that support and enhance gameplay

* Exceptional understanding of color, form, shape, structure, and silhouette

* An eye for proportion, scale, surface properties and lighting

* Excellent communication skills

* BA or BS degree in art or equivalent work experience

**Pluses:**

* Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art

* Strong technical ability and willingness to learn new tools, techniques and workflows

* Basic proficiency creating environmental VFX and/or environmental animations

* Passion for the Star Trek franchise

**Required Application Materials:**

* Resume and cover letter

* Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating experience modeling, texturing, and lighting game environments

* An art test may be required

**What Cryptic Offers:**

* A fun tight-knit team

* Full-Time role

* Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off

* Health Insurance & Perks

* Company social events

* Recognition

* Pet-Friendly

* Work from home while the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us working in the office

Cryptic Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, marital status, age, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under California Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, genetic information, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), sexual orientation, or any other protected class, characteristic, or consideration made unlawful under applicable federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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