JUNIOR ENVIRONMENT ARTIST

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
UK
Area:
West Midlands
City:
Leamington Spa
Posted:
14-Sep-17
Company:
Reflections, A Ubisoft Studio
Job Ref:
REF7387P

JUNIOR ENVIRONMENT ARTIST (148)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.

The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.

Job Purpose

Deliver, with support, basic artistic content for the project and ensure that the integration of the work is in line with the project’s technical constraints and artistic direction.

Responsibilities

• With guidance, assist in planning out the space, with consideration of narrative and visual storytelling, while documenting intentions;
• Create functional assets which can be shared across the project in respect of the technical and artistic constraints;
• Track and update the progress of day to day tasks using the designated tracking tools; 
• Communicate and collaborate with key stakeholders to confirm task direction and consistency of own work;
• Ensure the technical and artistic quality of the project by collaborating with technical artists and senior artists and make changes when necessary;
• Implement and incorporate feedback from Art Director and Leads into work;
• Assist with optimisation and debugging to fix the issues raised by testers;
• Fully realise a space with the assets available to tell an interesting and varied story;
• Reference game design documents to develop an understanding of the environments, objectives, atmospheres, story and style of the project;
• Develop an understanding of project tools and their functions, the project file classification system and the process of updating engine data;
• Develop an understanding of best practices, production pipelines and workflows;
• Support the Lead Environment Artist in any ad hoc tasks and duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and Knowledge

• Good interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to create interesting, detailed and visually appealing environments;
• Ability to adapt to new processes and pipelines;
• Working knowledge of industry leading 3D modelling packages and techniques;
• Understanding of composition visual story telling;
• Knowledge of level editors;
• Understanding of Physically Based Rendering systems;
• Familiarity with data management software (such as Perforce) is desirable;
• Basic gameplay and level design knowledge is desirable;
• Knowledge of optimisation techniques (e.g. 3D Studio Max);
• Knowledge of the video game industry and awareness of typical video game development processes is desirable;
• Exposure to industry game engines and production pipelines is desirable.

Relevant Experience

• Up to 1 years’ experience in an internship or placement year in a professional game studio environment or other relevant experience;
• Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Art or other relevant training;
• Experience in both hard surface and organic modelling; 
• Experience working in Adobe Photoshop.

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive + Relocation
Location: Leamington Spa, U.K

Opening date: 27th July 2017
Closing date for applications: 26th August 2017

Reflections reserves the right to close this advert earlier than the closing date indicated should we feel we have received sufficient applications.

Contact Details:
Reflections, A Ubisoft Studio
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Contact: Adam Knight
Email:

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