Hard Surface Outsource Artist - Insomniac Games

Sony Playstation
Burbank, California, United States
15 days ago
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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Insomniac Games is searching for a Hard Surface Outsourcing Artist who is responsible for integrating art assets from external vendors. In this role, you’ll create assets to be used by the environment team and supply actionable feedback on the art creation process during development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

• Creates comprehensive briefs, best practice documentation and OS packages to send to external vendors, with guidance from the Outsourcing (OS) Manager, and the Outsourcing (OS) Project Manager.
• Provides actionable feedback to vendors at key stages of asset creation: Low poly, high poly/sculpt, material bake and final delivery phases.
• Helps direct vendor work on multiple asset types including but not limited to hard surface, organic, vegetation, vehicles, materials and graphic design, under guidance and direction from the OS Manager, OS Project Manager, Art Director, and Lead Artists.
• Optimizes and polishes assets after external delivery including UVs, baking, material and texture adjustments and optimization.
• Works with environment artists to ensure Greymesh models, reference images and concept art is provided for all OS work with external partners.
• Has intricate knowledge of art tools and best practices for building environments including Maya/Max, Substance Designer, Photoshop, Zbrush, xNormal
• Maintains consistent style under the direction of the Art Director and Lead Artists.
• Other duties may be assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.A) from a four-year college or university in Computer Art, Illustration, Game Design or Product Design or similar; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills:

• Proficient foundational skills, including composition, design, and color theory.
• Proficient traditional painting skills and ability to create models and shaders for a range of art directions, from photorealistic to stylized.
• Ability to meet deadlines under tight schedules.
• Willingness to receive direction and work closely with a team.
• Prior experience working with external vendors is preferred.

Computer Skills:

• Proficient in modeling, sculpting, baking and UV layout in Maya, Max, or equivalent.
• Proficient in texture and material creation with Photoshop, Substance Painter, Substance Designer.
• Experience with ZBrush or other sculpting generating software a plus.

If you are interested in joining our Art team, please submit your application, resume and portfolio below. We look forward to reviewing your work!

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