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Senior Environment Artist - Destiny (Asset Creation)

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We’re looking for talented people to create art for the Destiny universe.  Can you deconstruct the interior of an alien ship into a set of structural elements used to build out an entire level? Sculpt the most astounding mud? Model intricate mechanical detail? Destiny offers an environment to craft natural and structural assets that imbue life and believability to a universe filled with adventure and beauty.
 
Asset creation is the crux of the art development process. They are the pieces that help define the visual foundation for the world of Destiny. Vicarious Visions is looking for exceptional artists to help create awe-inspiring visuals for breathtaking environments. This is an amazing opportunity to work with world-class art talent to develop a visually-inspired AAA title.
 
In 2016, Vicarious Visions celebrated its 25th year in the industry. Over the years, we have made hundreds of games, in every genre, on every conceivable game platform in the known universe.   We are a studio that is built to last, and now we are embarking on a brand new chapter.
 
We are currently partnering with Bungie to further expand the award winning Destiny universe.
 
Our philosophy of combining cutting-edge tech with creative innovation is evidenced in all of our products – from Skylanders to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 to our recent contributions to this year’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.  We apply the same dedication to excellence to every video game franchise we’ve worked on over the years and we are bringing that same philosophy to the Destiny franchise.
 
We thrive on a culture of collaboration, respect and fun. We have built a welcoming and relaxed workplace that invites creativity and encourages individual voices. We not only give our developers a safe and warm place to incubate and grow their ideas but the tools and support necessary to turn those ideas into impactful and memorable experiences.
  
Your Guardian will be Responsible for:
 
  • Collaborate with world builders, level designers, and other disciplines to create assets that fit within the Destiny universe
  • Interpret and break down concept art into the actual game assets
  • Contribute to the research, development, and documentation of tools, and art department processes
  • Create models for both architectural and organic natural environments
  • Collaborate and communicate with art and design leadership to maintain consistency within the world we are creating 
The skills we’re looking for in order to level up your Guardian:
 
  • At least 4 to 5+ years of experience in job offered, or in a related occupation 
  • 3dsMax, Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, Worldmachine, advanced node based shaders, terrain creation workflows, and asset management and tool development
  • Strong understanding of light, value, composition, color, shape, and form
  • Strong sense of scale and spatial awareness
  • Experience building modular construction sets
  • Understanding of how environment art impacts gameplay
  • Self-motivated, independent, and has proven ability to self-manage and meet deadlines and performs at an expected consistent level
  • Strong communication skills
  • High level of creativity and independence; requires little instruction or oversight
  • Has knowledge to identify, assess and mitigate project risks
  • Not a jerk 
You’ll really get noticed with these upgrades to your Light Level:
 
  • Experience and understanding of physically based rendering and creating assets for PBR
  • Good sense of humor 
Our studio is located in Albany, NY, a thriving northeastern city with an abundance of professional theatre, music, dance, and sports attractions, as well as a backyard full of recreational activities. (That’s a metaphorical backyard. The studio’s backyard has a patio and grill though…with seasonal awning.) And for those looking for more adventures, we’re located less than three hours from NYC, Boston, and Montreal!

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