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Company Name:
Big Viking Games
Location:
London, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Browser Based Games, Other
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Associate Degree

Senior 3D Artist - YoWorld

Big Viking Games is a leading social and mobile game development studio. The company focuses on making fans both externally and internally - having been recoginzed as the Globe and Mail's Top 100 Employer for 2014 and Top 50 Employer for Young People. With studios in London, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario our team of developers, artists and game designers are industry specialists who embrace the challenges of Flash & HTML5 game development. 
 
The Senior 3D Artist will be responsible for creating immersive characters and props for one of our titles - YoWorld (https://www.facebook.com/YoVille). Interested artists should apply with an online portfolio, preferably showcasing matching art samples.
 
This position is available at the London, Ontario studio.
 
Responsibilities include:

  • Conceptualizing assets, creating models and all subsequent textures from start to finish
  • Collaborating with the Producer & Content Manager in order to maintin art pipeline
  • Creating accurate and detailed models, as well as generating convincing renders
  • Creating props, environments and characters

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or Diploma in design, multimedia or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of game industry experience
  • 5+ years of relevent experience a must
  • Previous experience with architectual rendering a bonus
  • Strong portfolio exhibiting a solid understanding of art fundamentals across both 2D and 3D disciplines
  • Solid modelling skills with Maya or 3D Max (character, building environment and environment properties)
  • Strong knowledge in 3D lighting and rendering in Maya or 3D Max
  • Proficient in industry standard 2D and 3D software
  • Basic knowledge in rigging and 3D animation
  • 3D effects and particle system will be an additional asset
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, stamina, and creative passion 

 
Big Viking offers a unique opportunity to work for a leading game development company along with:

  • Competitive salaries with full health, dental & vision benefits
  • Employee stock option plan
  • Stocked kitchen & hot catered lunches daily
  • Team building activities such as paintball, movies, Canada's Wonderland, and in-studio events
  • Gaming lounge (competition grade foosball, Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBox 360 & PS4)
  • Free in-studio Registered Massage Therapist

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