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Hiring: Lead 3D Environment Artist 
By balanced on Dec 14, 2010 07:13 AM
Balanced Worlds
Job Title: Lead 3D Environment Artist


Are you tired of working in an outsourcing environment? Would you like to expand your CG knowledge? Do you want more creative freedom? Then Balanced Worlds wants to hear from you. If you love games and have a passion to grow as an artist, and you are eager to work and learn from veterans of the video games industry, then Balanced Worlds is the place for you.

At Balanced Worlds we believe in fostering an environment of creativity, knowledge, sharing, combined with the best practices and techniques from the East and West. Work with an all-star team who has worked on AAA titles such as God of War, Warhawk, the Ratchet and Clank franchise, Resistance: fall of Man, Red Faction, the Descent series and more.

We are currently seeking the best and most creative artists to work on a next generation online game. Come join the fun!

Additional Benefits of Balanced Worlds includes:

1)We know you have a life. We try to balance work and life.
2)Free lunch for everyone, everyday!
3)English is a valuable skill for your future. Learn it everyday at Balanced Worlds.
When you work with the best, you will become the best. Our expectations are high and we encourage growth.

Job Summary:

Balanced Worlds is looking for a top-notch Lead 3D Environment Artist to spearhead their 3D production team and produce jaw dropping assets. Work with the Art Director to visually communicate the Creative Director’s ultimate vision, and push the art quality to its limits.

Duties:
• Assist the Art Director in creating a comprehensive plan that communicates production pipeline, processes, techniques, requirements, and potential risks and solutions
• Responsible for the daily operations of the 3D production team and verify that assets are completed on time and meet technical requirements
• Mentor 3D artists to improve production techniques
• Verify that assets are produced efficient, and with game performance and gameplay in mind
• Maintenance and development of the art pipeline tools (shaders and lighting)
• Understanding of the project’s artistic style and direction set by the Art Director
• Contribute in asset and key asset creation to set the visual bar
• Supervise lighting and placement of props

Required Qualifications:
• Must speak English and Chinese Mandarin
• Shipped at least two titles or have at least 3 years experience as a senior environment artist or technical artist
• Strong understanding of design principals, architecture, spatial layout and composition, color theory, and lighting
• Must demonstrate a strong technical art background and expertise
• Ability to integrate the creative and technical level building processes while maintaining high quality production values
• Ability to track and manage art resources to prevent redundant development
• Ensures that completed art assets are signed-off by the Art Director
• Assist the Art Director in monitoring the consistency of art style
• Advanced skills in 3D modeling, UV setup, texturing of environments and props
• Knowledge with next generation mapping techniques such as normal maps, ambient occlusion, parallax mapping, shaders, and lighting
• Experience with using Maya and MEL scripts, and Adobe Photoshop
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to take direction well

Preferred Qualifications:
• A love for playing videogames and good instincts for game design
• Experience developing art assets for video games

Portfolio Requirements:
• Present a variety of props with UV and texture setup
• Provide samples of level screenshots with wireframe in textured and un-textured states
• Provide examples of prior art tech docs and solutions
• Include some works of traditional art - architecture, figure drawing, or still life

Please submit your resume together with portfolios to the following address:

artjobs@balancedworlds.com
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