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Technical Artist

Gardens

Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 11/23/2022
  • Email: careers@gardens.dev
  • Website: gardens.dev
  • Company Address: 4201 Virginia Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90029

About Gardens

A remote games studio from developers of games like Journey, Edith Finch, Blaseball, Spider-Man, Dustforce, Skyrim, Ashen, and more. We’re named after the games we grow together — lush, living worlds that bring players together to cultivate lasting friendships. Worlds that offer surprising multiplayer experiences and flourish with the help of their communities.

Job Description

Who We Are

Gardens is a new remote games studio from developers of games like Journey, What Remains of Edith Finch, Blaseball, Spider-Man, Dustforce, Skyrim, Ashen, and more. We’re named after the games we grow together — lush, living worlds that bring players together to cultivate lasting friendships. Worlds that offer surprising multiplayer experiences and flourish with the help of their communities.

 

We believe a team of diverse voices has the most to say, and we are committed to providing a healthy, inclusive, collaborative, and transparent work environment for all!

We offer competitive pay, stock options, unlimited PTO, 35 hour work weeks, and robust benefits (including full medical and vision, dental, 401k contributions and more)!

We are currently creating our flagship project — a shared 3D fantasy adventure inspired by our favorite memories playing online games over the years.

It’s the world we want to play in every day!

Who We're Looking For

We are seeking a full-time Tech Artist for our flagship and future games at our growing remote studio!

Gardens will be creating a large amount of highly stylized art and in-game assets. We're looking for a Tech Artist who can act as both a creative contributor and technical bridge between artists and programmers to create lush, seamless interactions between characters and the world around them.

As a Technical Artist, you will be a communicator and . You possess the multi-disciplinary knowledge necessary to help determine and support the needs of the teams and projects studio-wide.

You will work with all departments to ensure art content and features are smoothly and efficiently integrated into the game while respecting the artistic vision and technical constraints of the project.

We seek collaborative individuals that are excited to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of our game's production & design, working together as a team.


Responsibilities

  • Support and empower artists and engineers in the efficient creation and implementation of high-quality art assets
  • Create art assets that require high technical skill or specialist knowledge (VFX, Shaders, Post-processing, etc.)
  • Co-develop tools that support and empower our artists and designers
  • Research and develop technical tools for a project
  • Help to build, customize, streamline and maintain our art pipeline
  • Proactively seek out pipeline improvements, workflows and technology issues.
  • Think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations
  • Collaborate and communicate daily with teammates creating content.


Qualifications

  • Experience with Unity3D
  • At least one shipped title, or 3 years experience
  • Good insight of standard industry tools like 3DS Max, Maya,
  • Experience in workflows, software, and techniques related to the creation of clothing, fur, hair.
  • Ample scripting experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Built import/export pipelines for artists on at least one (preferably shipped) game
  • Ability and drive to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production.
  • Located in PT, MT, CT, ET time zone, or willing to relocate


Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with Houdini and other procedural generation tools
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas such as lighting and rendering, texturing, materials and graphics-related programming languages (HLSL etc)


Gardens Offers*

  • Competitive pay
  • Stock Options
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k Contributions
  • 35 Hour Work Weeks
  • Training and mentorship
  • Unlimited paid vacation, holiday and sick time with flexibility in timing
  • Flexibility in work location(s) -- Gardens will open a physical studio location in the future. Employees will have the choice to continue working remotely, or to relocate and work on site.


* Benefits and perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Gardens and the country in which you work.