Deep Silver Dambuster Studios have an exciting opportunity within their highly talented and experienced art department for a Senior Environment Artist. You will be joining the team working on the next game in the widely successful Dead Island series. If you have a passion for pushing the boundaries within 3D Art and have experience using industry standard packages such as 3ds Max, Photoshop, ZBrush then please get in touch!

Responsibilities:

  • Work autonomously to create outstanding photorealistic environments respecting the engine limitations.
  • Understand and follow style guides to guarantee the consistency of the game.
  • Working as part of a team to produce a single goal.
  • Understand and follow style guides to guarantee the consistency of the game.
  • Work within inter-disciplinary teams of Artists and Designers.
  • The ability to take ownership of specific pieces of content and provide adhoc instruction to others.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and follow direction, and receive constructive criticism.
  • Complete all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard.
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn and grow professionally.

All Artists must demonstrate in their portfolio:

  • Keen eye on detail and realism.
  • Creation of highpoly assets and then their conversion to an in game resolution.
  • A clear understanding of the normal mapping process.
  • A strong understanding UV layout and how to get the best of your textures.
  • Perspective for the overall scene and the bigger picture for the current task.
  • Well structured composition within work shown.
  • Examples of lighting and how to make the most of the assets you create.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Expertise with 3d modelling software, 3ds Max and Maya preferred.
  • Fully up-to-date with current generation texturing processes, tools and workflows.
  • Good communication skills and a great team-player attitude.
  • Ability to contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.

Pluses:

  • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and the according toolset.
  • Traditional painting and drawing skills.

What we can offer you:

  • An industry competitive salary.
  • A creative and collaborative work environment with genuine opportunities to progress within the studio.
  • Cutting edge development environment with access to the latest technologies.
  • Funded learning and development opportunities.
  • An experienced, passionate and diverse team.
  • An exciting high-profile project.
  • A vibrant, modern and well-serviced city centre location.
  • Gym membership scheme.
  • Free financial advice.
  • Salary sacrifice based workplace pension scheme.
  • Annual pay reviews.
  • Employee referral bonus scheme.
  • Group life assurance policy.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Relocation assistance.

And a whole host of other soft benefits that help make Dambuster such a great place to work:

  • Flexible start and end times to the working day.
  • Support and encouragement to participate in outreach opportunities.
  • Twice yearly studio funded team building events.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Regular performance and development appraisals.
  • Weekly events such as breakfast Monday, coffee Wednesday and pastry Friday.
  • Monthly project and studio updates.
  • Seasonal events such as Halloween, Easter and the countdown to Xmas with charity bake sales, raffles and costume competitions for those who wish to participate.
  • Annual Christmas party and family focused summer BBQ.
  • Free fruit & soft drinks.
  • Peer nominated SuperStar of the month award.

Due to the high number of applications received, we regret it is not always possible to reply to all applications; however, we would like to thank you for your time and interest in our company.