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Senior Artist

Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Job Title:Senior Artist

Reporting To:Art Director

Department: Design

Location:Santa Monica, CA

Senior Artists are responsible for setting the bar for visual and production quality while fostering a fun and productive environment for coworkers. This is an excellent opportunity to work and learn from a group of talented and proven developers who are passionate about making games.

Your Mission:

  • Craft compelling visual narratives that reinforce and enhance the games setting, story, and gameplay elements
  • Build (set dress, edit, optimize) realistic detailed 3d environments from photo reference and concept.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with the development team.
  • Quickly learn and adapt to new tools, processes, and pipelines.
  • Assist in troubleshooting artistic and technical issues.
  • Create 3d models (structures, terrain, props) from photo reference and concept.
  • Support 3d asset outsource process (gathering reference, creating proxy 3d models)
  • Ensure that artists are striving to complete highest priority assignments.
  • Work with Production to ensure time estimates are accurate and achievable.
  • Collaborate with artists on team to ensure project goals are met.
  • Proven ability to setup and define pipelines, processes, and best practices.
  • Sets up discipline specific art training and tests for candidates being considered and artists on the team.

Player Profile:

  • Solid portfolio demonstrating focus and commitment to 3d environment creation.
  • A minimum of 5 years developing art for games
  • Friendly, helpful, and collaborative in a team based environment.
  • Demonstrated modeling skill and experience in a major 3d package.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and edit textures in Photoshop.
  • Basic understanding of lighting and shader creation.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Awareness of game engine budgets, limits, and memory constraints.
  • Basic ability to communicate visually utilizing traditional media.
  • Ability to consistently resolve issues from a visual, production, and technical perspective

Your Platform

Were headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People! This is an exciting time to join us!

Activision has been changing the way people play for the past 40 yearsas the leading developer and publisher of video games, our teams have created some of the world's biggest, most ground-breaking, and beloved entertainment franchises in the industry. Ask anyone who works at Activision what their favorite thing about it is, and theyll tell you its the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure, and resources, but our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employees brilliance.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the worlds biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our current portfolio includes Call of Duty, Skylanders, and Crash Bandicoot.

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe, is one of the largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies in the world. Sitting at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, our employees are some of the best and brightest across engineering, entertainment, media, and technology. A member of the S&P 500 Activision Blizzard is proud to be included as one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies To Work For," "World's Best Employers," as well as "Most Admired Companies." In 2019 we were honored to receive a perfect score on our entry to the Corporate Equality Index as a Best Workplace for LGBTQ professionals and once again made Fast Company's World's Most Innovative Companies in Gaming.

The video game industry and therefore our businessisfast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role maybe changedas directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Posted: 2020-01-09 Expires: 2020-02-07
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