Associate Environment
Artist

About Splash Damage 

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world’s leading partners and have worked with many of gaming’s most beloved universes over the years. 

Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK’s 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we’ve been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. 

We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!


The Role

Splash Damage is looking for a hardworking Associate Environment Artist to help us build stunning and inspiring environments for upcoming titles. Working within our multi-discipline art team, you will be building worlds while collaborating with Art direction, Design and Tech-Art to ensure the maps are fun to play, perform well and look visually impressive.

Responsibilities  

  • Build appealing map art with strong compositions and mood in a concise way
  • Work with the Art Leads and fellow artists to create inspiring environment art while ensuring a consistent art style is maintained across the game
  • Collaborate with Art Leads and other departments such as Lighting, Concept, Level Design and Tech Art to ensure a consistent art style is maintained across the game while maintaining game play and performance requirements
  • Maintain quality, efficiency and consistency across your work

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Basic skills of standard environment art software packages such as Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop and Substance
  • Basic understanding of art fundamentals and design (including understanding of composition and colour)
  • Good communication skills and ability to receive and act upon feedback
  • Hardworking and have a strong passion to learn and improve as an artist
  • Basic awareness of UE4 engine budgets and constraints

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience using Unreal Engine
  • PBR workflow understanding

Portfolio Requirements

  • Impressive portfolio that shows artist knowledge of World Building, Modelling, Mapping and Texturing)

Studio Culture 

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We get together regularly for a wide range of social events, enjoying pub quizzes, cinema trips and gaming nights, competing in our plethora of sports and game groups, and letting our hair down at our legendary company parties, karaoke, and our weekly Friday get-togethers for in-house drinks, games and more. 
 
Find out more on our Studio page.

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • HEALTH
    Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family along with the Babylon 24/7 digital GP service. We also offer onsite counselling and an employee assistant program, along with covering eye tests, gym memberships and more.
  • HOLIDAYS & SOCIAL EVENTS
    With 8 public holidays and an additional 3 day studio Christmas closure our staff have a total of 36 days off. We also offer flexible working hours and regular company social events.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY
    Industry leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave, along with flexitime and life assurance, helps new parents manage their time and put their family first.
  • PENSION
    All of our staff have enhanced company pension contributions, meaning that we invest in your future together.
  • PROFIT SHARE & REWARDS
    We offer generous referral bonuses and 1% of the studio's revenue share after 1 years’ continuous service.
  • ADDITIONAL PERKS
    We have cycle to work and car leasing schemes, a free car park, game and book libraries, complimentary weekly onsite haircuts and discounts at many local businesses.

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