Senior Artist 3D in Chicago, IL at Scientific Games

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/5/2018
  • Job ID:
    IRC6995

Job Description



We are currently looking for a creative, passionate 3D Artist to join our team. Our ideal candidate should be a very detail-oriented artist, self-motivated, with strong communication skills, and a team-player. You’ll need to collaborate with other Artists and Lead Artists to produce high quality 3D art and contribute to art processes and standards.

Job Requirements



Responsibilities:
• Create both stylized and realistic assets, ranging from hard-surface and organic models.
• Interpret artistic direction with ease, with or without concept art.
• Create efficient UVs and topology for production.
• Take your high poly sculpts and create real-time environment art models and textures that are production-ready for rigging and animation.
• Maintain the production schedule and/or communicate any deadline concerns.
• Understand production pipelines with a focus on Modeling, Previs and Layout.
• Problem solve creative challenges on the fly.
• Partner with engineers and tech artists to help develop an effective art pipeline.
• Work closely with Senior Artists and the Lead Artist to produce high-quality 3D art in an iterative process.
• Maintain excellent file structure and organization.
• Able to filter and evaluate criticism on a professional level.
• Mentor junior artists within the studio and throughout game development.
• Continually sharpen 3D artistic abilities and software expertise through company training, independent learning, and learning from other team members.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Expertise in 3dsMax, Zbrush, and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs).
• Strong skills in modeling both organic and hard-surface.
• An affinity for texturing characters and props as well as architectural and natural environment elements.
• A strong understanding of color theory and lighting.
• Experience rendering with VRay or equivalent.
• Excellent design and compositional skills.
• Ability to self-manage time with a reasonable degree of accountability and minimal instruction.
• Understand how to design art for various themes and platforms.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Rigging and Animation a plus.
• Strong portfolio demonstrating an ability to work with a broad range of subjects and styles from realistically detailed to stylized.

You’ll really get our attention if:

• You have experience with Substance Painter.
• You have experience with Unity.
• You have compositing experience using After Effects or equivalent.
• You have a foundation in the traditional arts.
• You love to solve problems and you love to collaborate. Creating entertainment experiences is a team effort and you thrive when exploring ideas and working with others.
• You love games, movies, animation, and you love dissecting them while thinking how to take them to the next level.

Send Us:
• Portfolio/Demo Reel – Only digital applications will be accepted (website, blog, online portfolio, etc.).
• Please provide all links upon application.
• Art test may be requested.
• Layered working 3D files for 3ds Max/Maya, Photoshop files for textures, and or After Effects files for compositing may be requested.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in computer animation/game art/animation or other equivalent experience
Required Experience:  Minimum 3 years production experience as a 3D artist.
 Please list all that apply:  Close Vision, Depth Perception, Distance Vision, Ability to Adjust Focus, Peripheral Vision, Ability to Distinguish Colors   All
Physical Requirements:  Office environment.  Heavy computer use.
Work Conditions:  May require evening and weekend hours; may require travel
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Scientific Games Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, “SG”) are engaged in highly regulated gaming and lottery businesses.   As a result, certain SG employees may, among other things, be required to obtain a gaming or other license(s), undergo background investigations or security checks, or meet certain standards dictated by law, regulation or contracts.   In order to ensure SG complies with its regulatory and contractual commitments, as a condition to hiring and continuing to employ its employees, SG requires all of its employees to meet those requirements that are necessary to fulfill their individual roles.  As a prerequisite to employment with SG (to the extent permitted by law), you shall be asked to consent to SG conducting a due diligence/background investigation on you.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above.  

SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: EEOC Poster.
SG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If you’d like more information about your equal employment opportunity rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEOC Poster.