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ILMxLAB Environment Artist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10001052 Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Jul. 08, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

We are looking for an artist who reflects the innovative spirit, creative talent, production excellence, inclusive mindset and passion for great storytelling that defines ILMxLAB.

Environment Artists are key members of the highly skilled, creative team at ILMxLAB who work closely with Art and Creative Directors to create stunning, performant real-time environments that are fundamental to the player experience. Your mission is to build immersive, high fidelity worlds for cutting-edge XR technologies using the industry’s most exciting IP.

What You’ll Do

  • Create a wide range of exciting and believable models and textures from concept art and photo reference
  • Assemble, edit, and optimize highly detailed 3D environments
  • Utilize your skills in level art workflow, including assembly, set dressing, and asset composition across levels
  • Continually improve skills and abilities by keeping up to date on industry trends, techniques and products, learning new software packages and traditional art methods
  • Pursue a high quality of both aesthetics and visual storytelling
  • Proactively seek feedback from Leads and Creative Directors
  • Proactively keep Leads and Creative Directors informed of progress and developments
  • Participate in R&D, problem solving artistic solutions to technical problems
  • Receptive to new ideas and creative feedback, and shares their knowledge and experience to better others

What We’re Looking For

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in game development with two or more shipped titles (or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience designing, modelling, and texturing 3D assets using Maya and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D/2D programs)
  • Proficient with Unreal 4, including terrain / landscape editing, material setup, LOD creation, asset optimization and foliage tools
  • Advanced abilities in Z-Brush or Mudbox
  • Solid understanding of PBR workflow, materials and lighting
  • Strong paint skills, multi-layered materials and effective texture layout
  • Excellent environment 3D art creation skills
  • Enjoys being challenged and working within the constraints of the medium
  • All around artistic expertise and flair with the ability to switch between a range of styles
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of self-direction/motivation while on a deadline
  • Strong communication and time management/prioritization skills
  • Self-motivation with a passion for innovative storytelling and emerging platforms like VR/AR is essential

*A portfolio / reel submission - including a detailed breakdown of your work in each section - is required with all artist applications*


About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with LECL VFX Inc Payroll Svc, which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

LECL VFX Inc Payroll Svc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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