Pay Rate: $0
Location: Vancouver BC
Job Type: Contract

Title: Environment Artist

Location: Vancouver

Contract: 6 months, with potential for extension

 

IFG is on the search for a Environment Artist with experience managing External Partners to support a client; a global IT giant in their gaming division.

 

In this position, you will work with a team of highly experienced artists to model and texture environments from supplied concept art.  You will also be expected to partner with the Lead to help re-enforce our quality bar and guide external teams of Artists to bring the Lead’s vision to reality.  

 

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Contribute to the creation of environment art.
  • Actively accept feedback from the environment art lead and art director.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines; self-motivated and works well in collaborative environment.
  • Working with the Producer to help remove roadblocks with External Partners
  • Ensure that our clients External Partners have the materials and documentation required to complete their work to the expected quality
  • Train External Partners and internal stakeholders on pipelines and processes used in External Development.
  • Work with the External Partners to ensure that the work assigned to them is completed on time, on budget, and to the expected quality bar.
  • Ensure that tasks assigned to our external Partners in project management tools are up-to-date and are populated with the required information (e.g. overages, submission notes)
  • Be proactive in recognizing and resolving blockers relating to External Partner issues
  • Promptly review work submitted by External Partners, ensuring that it hits the quality standards set by our Art and Technical Directors and Leads.
  • Maintain regular communication and healthy relationships with External Partners.  This may include being available outside of normal working hours to cover different time zones.
  • Assist where required in Due Diligence and Onboarding of new External Partners, as well as Offboarding partners from our projects.
  • Assist in advising and coordinating others on the team with complex problems and training relating to External Development.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have 3+ years of experience in video games, film/television or equivalent.  
  • Must also have 1-3+ years’ experience in working with external teams.
  • This role may require domestic or international travel 3-4 times per year typically for 1-week durations per trip.  Applicant must be willing to travel.
  • Art-related degree and/or comparable professional experience.
  • Good awareness for real time graphics issues.
  • Ability to model, sculpt and texture a wide range of environments.
  • Strong understanding of the high poly to low poly workflow.
  • Strong experience with Maya or other 3D software packages, Z-Brush and Photoshop.
  • Unreal, Frostbite or Unity experience a strong asset.
  • Familiarity with managing projects using project management tools (I.e. Jira, Confluence, Excel, etc.)
  • Must work well with deadlines and be self-motivated and directed.

 

For consideration, please email your resume to Jennifer@ifgpr.com with “Environment Artist” in the subject line.