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Company Name:
High Moon / Activision
Location:
Carlsbad, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
High School or equivalent

Senior Texture Artist - High Moon Studios

Great Games Start with Great People!
Activision Blizzard, headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, is the premier worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Activision Blizzard’s portfolio includes such  best-selling video game franchises as Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty, Spider-Man, X-Men, James Bond, and Transformers, in addition to Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft, Diablo, Warcraft and the #1 subscription based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. Activision Blizzard is the umbrella organization over Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment, providing corporate shared services, such as Legal, HR, Finance, IT, Accounting, Facilities and Sales.
 
High Moon Studios, part of Activision Blizzard, is developing a high-profile, action-packed title.  Based in Carlsbad, CA, we offer a creative and challenging environment that fosters collaboration, mentorship and camaraderie. We're dedicated to making successful high quality games, and we are looking for outstanding candidates to join our talented team.
 
SENIOR TEXTURE ARTIST
High Moon Studios seeks a highly skilled Texture Artist to create visually compelling and creative artwork for a high-profile franchised title. Candidates should have extensive experience working with painting tools to achieve photo-realistic surfaces on computer-generated artwork. The ideal candidate must be organized and creative, with the ability to solve problems efficiently.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work closely with Art Director and environment art team to provide high-fidelity texture maps for production assets
  • Create photo-realistic materials in a physically correct environment
  • Capture high-resolution references with DSLR camera
  • Create and maintain an organized texture library
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 5+ years’ experience creating high-quality textures in the games industry
  • Strong ability to create photo-realistic, real-world textures (skill assessment may be required)
  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, ZBrush and normal map generation software
  • Full understanding of texture map properties in relation to their shading and lighting qualities
  • Able to create high-quality diffuse, specular, roughness and normal maps
  • Able to shoot texture and reference with DSLR camera
  • Able to collaborate and bring creativity to a team of modelers, environment artists, and lighters
·         Bonus: Experience with the Radiant Engine
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Communicates and partners effectively with the development team
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Strong awareness of console game budgets and technical constraints
  • Handles constructive feedback well
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Continuous learner
  • Able to adapt to change
 
Activision Blizzard and its affiliated companies is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. .

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