Environment Artist (Temporary Assignment)

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Create models and assemble scenes for both architectural and organic environments
  • Trouble-shoot levels and maintain them to stay in frame rate, memory and design spec
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements and Skills:

  • Experience modeling environments for games using Maya, or related experience/software
  • An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling 
  • Strong experience and techniques in creating plants, shrubs and vines using cards/flats
  • Strong artistic ability to visualize entire levels and detail with minimal concept art and direction
  • Strong technical ability to manage assets to fit memory, design, and frame rate limits
  • Strong polygonal modeling skills- able to generate clean and efficient models at a very fast pace
  • Self-motivated- requires minimal direction, can carry on the vision for the level until completion and commit to deadlines
  • Good communication skills – able to help others and ask for help when needed. Being proactive in sharing info and assets
  • Great team-player attitude - being flexible with new ideas, being open to direction and changes. Listening to team mates
  • Deadline oriented- being able to manage and organize work so he meets all the deadlines and is able to adjust when changes happen
  • Foundation in the traditional arts

As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.

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Job Opportunities

If you think you have what it takes to join our talented Kennel, please review our current openings.

If you don’t see your desired position listed—don’t fret! Just apply under the General Application tab and send us your resume, along with a link to your portfolio or demo reel (if applicable). Please do not send us any unsolicited game ideas, scripts, treatments, code, or other creative works. Sorry, Naughty Dog does not offer any internships or student work-study opportunities at this time.

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It is the policy of Sony Interactive Entertainment, LLC. (SIE) to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. SIE does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law. SIE also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.