Crystal Dynamics

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Campaign Environment Artist

About the job

Crystal Dynamics is constantly seeking the best gaming talent worldwide to add to our 30-plus year legacy of game development creating new and iconic franchises. We are committed to making great games with great people and living the dream while doing it.Benefits for our regular full-time positions include, but are not limited to, a competitive regional salary, 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options, professional development reimbursement, flexible hybrid on-site/off-site work opportunities, 12 company paid holidays, plus additional paid days in December when the studio is closed for holiday break, and the ability to accrue additional paid time-off.Join us and shape the future of an amazing studio culture committed to creating award-winning franchises like Tomb Raider, the next Perfect Dark, and more!Crystal Dynamics is seeking a Campaign Environment Artist. At this stage of your career, you will be building your expertise and honing your skills under guidance, playing a vital role in contributing to the visual style of our projects. Your creativity and technical knowledge will be crucial in working with both internal teams and potential external collaborators.

As a Campaign Environment Artist, you will:

  • Work closely with Lead Artists and Art Directors to understand and contribute to the game's overall visual style.
  • Collaborate with the Level team and take ownership of environment chunks within.
  • Assist in refining assets using industry-standard software and import them into Unreal Engine.
  • Help create documentation, such as style guides and technical specifications, to ensure consistent communication across the team.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to refine designs and techniques.
  • Support senior artists, learning from their feedback and guidance.

To be considered for this role, we require the following:

  • Experience working with 3D environment art for PC/console title(s).
  • Familiarity with tools such as Unreal Engine, Maya, Max, Substance, etc.
  • Understanding of PBR (Physically Based Rendering) workflows and ability to apply them to create realistic textures and materials.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a(n):
  • Understanding of composition, mood, and lighting.
  • Keen eye for detail and grasp of perspective and [anatomy/world-dressing].
  • Good communication skills and willingness to learn from feedback.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience or interest in working on third-person action-adventure games or similar genres.

It'll be a bonus if you also have:

  • Degree or certifications related to environment art.

The pay range for this role includes the annual base salary, not including bonus and the generous benefits package that Crystal Dynamics provides all full-time employees. Individual compensation is determined by work location within our approved states or regions, as well as additional factors, including job related skills, experience, and relevant education.

Your recruiter will be able to share more information about total compensation.

Pay Range (United States)$60,000—$80,000 USD

Not sure if you are qualified? We hope that you will still choose to apply so we may review your application!

Crystal Dynamics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to identifying and implementing positive and persistent measures to ensure equal opportunity in the recruitment, hiring, development, training, promotion and compensation of a diverse team employee group. This includes persons of different race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding, genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, political affiliation, age, veteran status, uniform service member status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or citizenship, as well as any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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