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DJ - 3D Generalist Artist (contract)

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THE POSITION - this is a contract position
We are looking for an experienced individual, who has shipped successful social/mobile and tablet products. We require a seasoned 3D Artist who understands all facets of game art creation. The perfect candidate should understand NextGen techniques and best practices and can apply them to mobile platforms while adding value to our objectives.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibilities:
Create beautiful and stunning 3D production ready assets for our mobile platform.
Work closely with the art director, art lead, and creative team to develop concepts, prototypes, and production ready content.
Work closely with engineers and designers to implement art assets efficiently to allow for rapid iteration of game design and aesthetics.
Work closely with satellite offices and collaborate with cross functional teams.
Create a wide variety of art ranging from environments to characters to props, and some visual effects.
Provide guidance and direction to external vendors and contractors as required.

Qualifications:
Expert knowledge of NextGen techniques such as normal mapping, High and Low Poly modeling. Portfolio should demonstrate mastery of these techniques.
Strong knowledge of lighting, texturing, and CG shaders and the relationship between them.
Thorough understanding of 3D editors such as Unity, Unreal, or similar game engines
Proven experience working from existing concepts, as well as developing your own concepts for asset creation.
Must exhibit strong traditional art skills including: illustration, color theory, composition, anatomy, and design.
Must be able to quickly match existing styles to create a cohesive look as well as help develop ideas to further existing styles.
5+ years of game art creation in a production environment.
Must be a team player.
BS degree in Fine Arts or equivalent work experience and outstanding portfolio
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
5+ years of 3D game art creation using Maya, Max, Modo, Zbrush, or equivalent.
Must have Unity3D experience.
Must be able to demonstrate a broad range of talent and skill in terms of 3D modeling and asset creation.
Must understand optimization and performance requirements and be able to help guide best practices.
Passion for great consumer experiences with proven ability to deliver
Ability to adapt and be effective in new situations a highly dynamic environment
Able to effectively and quickly build relationships and establish trust, respect, competence and confidence
Self Starter who is able to identify and solve problems
Experience working with multiple teams across multiple locations
Passion for interactive entertainment a big plus

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