Principal / Lead Environment Artist

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Who Are We?

We are nDreams, an award-winning independent developer and publisher, delivering world-leading interactive VR experiences. Our new VR projects are a leap forward for the studio and we are looking for talented people to help turn them into a reality.

We’ve just launched our latest title Phantom: Covert Ops, a stealth action game redefined for virtual reality, and we couldn’t be more proud of what the team have achieved. Once you’ve seen what we’re up to next, we’re convinced you’ll want to be involved…

Are you an experienced artist looking to build amazing new worlds? Due to continued growth, our Art Manager Mark is searching for two talented Principal Environment Artists to become a pivotal part of our growing VR studio. In this role you’ll be responsible for creating believable and coherent game worlds and inspiring the team around you to ensure we’re delivering incredible virtual reality games and experiences.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • Visualising or having a stake in the development of world concepts to ensure suitably aspirational designs whilst meeting both game design and technical requirements.
  • Path-finding in terms of the Grey box process and the blocking out of a solid, well composed foundation for any 3D scene or setting.
  • Works extremely closely with the VFX team to help push the interactive and atmospheric elements to any setting or world.
  • Help carve the Environment team from the ground up in terms of defining quality, process and attitude.

Requirements

  • Have a demonstrable understanding of 3D modelling: environment and props development best practice.
  • Consistently deliver high quality 3D assets (environment and props).
  • Can work as a part of a team and also on your own initiative.
  • Show a strong working knowledge of 3D asset development: Form, sculpting, surface detail, material creation, LODs, Foliage design and implementation etc.
  • Demonstrate a strong technical aptitude and knowledge base for appropriate software and real-time engine use, UE4, Unity for example.
  • An intricate working knowledge of Maya and Z-Brush’s 3D modelling tools and pipelines.
  • Have experience with asset pipeline management and development.
  • Proven ability to interpret and translate Art Direction consistently across environments and props assets and manage team to consistently deliver against those requirements.
  • Ability to deliver on a varied selection of asset styles, from realistic to stylised.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise their own work schedule.
  • Able to articulate and receive constructive feedback on their own and peers work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A well-tempered and consistent attitude to deliver an effective environment, conducive to mentoring.
  • Consistently strive to maintain or exceed the highest quality standards of the Art Department.
  • Implement, troubleshoot and debug 3D asset pipeline and modelling tools / systems.

Benfits

Why Join nDreams?

The team at nDreams encourages an open, creative and diverse culture. As part of our growing studio you’ll be empowered to explore your ideas and put your own stamp on the titles you work on.

We offer some great perks, including flexible core hours, share options, 20 days holiday (increasing yearly to a maximum of 25 days), two duvet days, a day off to celebrate your birthday and various monthly socials (including Breakfast Butty Monday and Free Drink Friday)! Our welcoming, open plan office has some great facilities with a cycle station, showers and more all on site.

Interested?

We are looking to fill permanent and fixed term contracts, remote working for an initial period then transitioning onsite to our modern studio based in Farnborough, UK, within easy commuting distance from London and Guildford. Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience.

If you think this could be the role for you, we’d love you to get in touch! Drop us your CV via the link below.

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