Junior Technical Artist - Graduate

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
UK
Area:
North East UK
City:
Newcastle upon Tyne 
Posted:
10-Dec-18
Company:
Reflections, A Ubisoft Studio
Job Ref:
Junior Technical Artist - Graduate


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.

YOUR CAREER STARTS HERE! There is a huge variety of challenging and exciting positions available across our studios in Newcastle upon Tyne and Leamington Spa, so if you are a graduate looking to start your career in videogames, we want to hear from you! 

Reports To Senior Technical Artist/Technical Art Director as appropriate

Responsibilities

- Provide documentation of the art processes and assist in defining the art pipeline within the assigned project;

- Profile game scenes and ensure assets are game ready;

- Work with other team members to find ways to improve quality standards on the project;

- Assist in the optimisation of content for memory and performance gains; 

- Assist the Technical Art Director with the creation of documentation; 

- Help to improve the pipelines and skills needed to for the production art team;

- Streamline modelling, texturing and visual effects to meet the needs of the project; 

- Maintain a balance between day to day work and improving workflows;

- Document approved 2D and 3D techniques and methods; 

- Work with the Technical Art Director and Senior Technical Artists to identify ways to increase efficiencies in process and production pipelines;

- Be involved in the development and rendering of artwork, modelling, animation and texturing when required; 

- Support the Technical Art Director with any ad hoc tasks and duties.   

Qualifications
Skills and Knowledge

- Good interpersonal and communication skills;

- Proactive and results orientated;

- Willingness to share knowledge openly;

- Knowledge of standard office software such as Word, Excel, OneNote etc.;

- Basic knowledge of industry standard software packages such as Maya, 3DSMax, Photoshop etc.;

- Interest and knowledge in scripting and programming using Max Script, Python, C Sharp etc.; 

- Good time management and prioritisation skills; 

- Technical proficiency in areas of 2D and 3D art;

- Understanding of art asset pipelines; 

- Ability to understand and communicate technical issues from an aesthetic point of view.

Relevant Experience

- Bachelor's degree in art, design, technical discipline or other relevant training;

Additional Information
Salary: Competitive + Relocation Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK  

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

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