Lead 3D Artist
WHO WE ARE
At Fortis Games we aspire to make great games that bring people together while redefining how game companies work. We believe in building a sense of belonging through our games, their communities, and how we operate and treat each other. Through our game communities, we will create powerful connections and lasting memories. We will foster a culture of diversity, equity and belonging where together our diverse skills, experiences and background impact the games we make.
We are an early but mighty organization with a leadership team of game industry veterans. There are many opportunities for you to have a big impact on the products we’ll be making as well as the overall direction of the company. If you’re passionate about tackling difficult problems with direct and thoughtful communication and team first mentality, we may be the right place for you.
ABOUT THE ROLE (THE MISSION, WHY THIS ROLE EXISTS, THE THING YOU DO OVER AND OVER AGAIN)
Collaborate with Game Director, art leads, design, and production to help plan and accomplish the strategic goals of the 3D art team.
Deliver excellent translations of designs for characters, environments and objects following the overall game vision with an emphasis on stylization
Work closely with Environment and Character teams, joining their design processes and working out the visual problems that arise during production.
Produce and lead the development of high-quality 3D game assets utilizing a variety of techniques including hight-to-low poly workflows, hard surface modeling and organic sculpting.
Verify the quality of objects in the game, and make improvements where necessary to fit technical constraints, technical performance targets, and artistic direction.
Lead a team of 3D artists and be an active motivator in team discussions, critiques, and reviews to ensure timely completion of assets on style and at the desired quality bar.
Document and communicate workflow and best practices to support consistency across the art team.
WHAT YOU’LL ACHIEVE (OUTCOMES VS WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO)
Benchmark quality assets efficiently produced, adhering to the overall art direction
A well-led team of 3D artists who feel informed, challenged and supported to do their best work.
An efficient and scalable modeling and texturing pipeline that can provide a foundation for future games shaped by constructive feedback and implemented solutions.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL (COMPETENCIES)
Good understanding of game mechanics related to characters, objects and environments.
Experience integrating 3D assets into industry leading game engines such as Unity, Unreal, CryEngine, Lumberyard etc. Unity experience is a desired plus.
Excellent knowledge of modeling programs such as 3DSMAX, Maya, Blender, Zbrush and texture/material authoring tools such as Photoshop and Substance.
Attention to detail for both aesthetic and technical quality.
Able to effectively collaborate with every department of a game development team (game designers, programmers, tech art, animation, etc.).
Commitment to the project and a desire to find the best possible way of inspiring others.
Enthusiasm for directing, mentoring, and otherwise elevating the people around you to do their best work.
A natural curiosity and eagerness to learn - we believe this is essential to our ability to stay ahead of the market and value this over years of experience.
We expect our leaders to continue being students of their craft and the game spaces they’re working in.
You should be educated on the latest trends and have a strong perspective on how they relate to our current and future projects.
WHY JOIN US
There are many reasons to join us, but here are a few:
We strongly believe we are changing how games studios operate and at the core of what we do is making great games that create a connected community
We're not just about making Games Where You Belong. We're also about building communities where our people belong. That's why Fortis is a thriving environment that celebrates diversity, embraces inclusivity, and fosters growth.
Build and grow with a seasoned team of accomplished talent who have left an impactful mark in their disciplines, both in and out of gaming
Fortis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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