Environment Artist
Bad Rhino Game
Kansas City, KS

About $55,000 - $72,000 a year

Skills
Bad Rhino Studios is seeking a talented Environment Artist to join our team. As an Environment Artist, you will work closely with designers, engineers and artists to create convincing, visually stunning game environments, models, textures, and materials. You will work closely with the Art Director to maintain visual consistency, production deadlines, and project goals. You will also be required to setup material graphs within Unreal Engine 4. Knowledge of creating materials within Substance Designer is a huge plus.

Responsibilities
Work with the Art Director and environment team to ensure artistic consistency
Use a combination of modeling, texturing, and set dressing/world building skills to create 2D and 3D assets
Work closely with designers and artists to ensure that gameplay spaces look visually interesting and are fun to play
Help plan out and develop environments and environment assets from prototype to final art quality
Help create a strong vision for individual environments by collaborating closely with artists, designers, and engineers
Create visually cohesive materials and textures for use in a PBR-based workflow
Requirements
A strong portfolio that demonstrates experience modeling, texturing, and set dressing environments for games
Excellent communication skills. Must be able to thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment and both give and take direction well
Demonstrated experience working with modern FPS engines (CryEngine, Unreal, etc.) and modern art pipelines
Strong work ethic and ability to maintain high quality and consistent progress without constant supervision
Must be comfortable taking on responsibility for development of complex environments while pushing the visual quality bar
5+ years of experience in game development
One or more shipped titles on multiple platforms is a plus
Preferences
Experience working with a variety of modern art pipelines including modular, organic and hard surface construction
Experience with SideFX Houdini
A passion for games
Demonstrated experience working with realistic and hyper-realistic art styles
Experience with AAA First or Third Person action titles a big plus
Experience in creating highly optimized, tileable, PBR materials