Mid / Sr Environment Artist

San Francisco, CA /
Art /
Fulltime
Impulse Gear is an award-winning, independent game studio in San Francisco, CA.  We released our first game, Farpoint, in May of 2017 to worldwide acclaim.  Founded in 2013, our studio is comprised of exceptional and veteran game development talent from the AAA VR, console, PC and mobile game industries.  Our core team has over 50 years of game development experience working on some of the largest and most successful titles in game history.   We are looking for game developers who want to solve unique and interesting challenges and have the ability to make a significant impact on future projects.  We value fast iteration and people who take initiative and love to learn!
 
Here is a link to our story trailer for Farpoint - http://tinyurl.com/ya93yvqv


Requirements:

    • 3+ years of professional game development experience
    • Proficient with Maya, 3ds Max, Modo, or equivalent
    • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
    • Experience with ZBrush, Substance Painter, Photoshop
    • Experience creating collision data and LODs for static meshes
    • Willingness and ability to give and receive artistic criticism
    • Ability to work under tight time constraints and deadlines
    • Desire to work on Virtual Reality games

Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with world builders, designers, and artists to create inspiring virtual reality game worlds
    • Create assets efficiently and to scale, based on block-outs or from scratch
    • Identify optimization opportunities in the asset pipeline
    • Work in the Unreal Engine, creating materials, and optimizing assets as necessary
    • Work independently to complete projects with limited supervision
    • Be tightly integrated into the team and proactively gather requirements across disciplinary boundaries
    • Be an avid learner and stay current with new techniques in the art of making games


Impulse Gear is a leading VR game development studio, solving unique problems and bringing new creative ideas to our industry.  We offer competitive compensation packages, with stock options, along with top end health coverage and other benefits.  We are located in the heart of San Francisco, close to BART and many restaurants.  We have a fun collaborative team, and are committed to ensuring our employees success. 
 
Impulse Gear is committed to an inclusive and diverse employee base, and is an equal opportunity employer.