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Environment Artist

Division: id Software | Department: Art | Location: Richardson , TX, US

id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is seeking a talented Environment Artist to join our team in making AAA games.

The ideal candidate will have some experience with Next-Gen asset creation, high poly/low poly modeling, and PBR texture creation, in addition to world building knowledge. This job is a very versatile position that will use all aspects of your industry knowledge to create props, textures, and environments that stride to set the new industry standard in visuals.



  • Work collaboratively with art director, concept artists and environment artists to create the game environments.

  • Create models, textures and set pieces, based on concept art and the need of the project.


  • 3+ years of game or film industry experience as an Environment Artist

  • Good time management skills and efficient development processes, and the ability to apply those principles towards effectively meeting schedules and deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with working on futuristic hard surface modeling

  • Some experience with world building, texturing and lighting inside a game editor such as Radiant, Unreal or comparable editor

  • Some experience in environment asset creation using contemporary, real-time rendering methods

  • Proficient in Maya

  • Understanding of modern 3D modeling packages

  • Solid team player with strong work ethic and cooperative attitude

  • Self-motivated and focused worker with good communication and collaboration skills

  • Willingness to undertake technical R&D related to game environments creation.

Desired Skills and Pluses:

  • Significant contributions to at least 1 AAA shipped game or film

  • Console development experience

  • Passion for gaming, First Person Shooters in particular

  • Experience using Python or MEL script in Maya

  • Experience in organic prop and environment creation

  • Experience with Substance Painter and Designer

  • Traditional art skills including sketching, illustration, painting, etc.

  • University or equivalent art-related degree


How to Apply

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