Monday , February 26 2024

Jobs at Nintendo – Environment Artist

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Job Description:

Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd. Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo’s cutting-edge next-generation platforms. Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life. Austin’s sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates environment scenes, demonstrating examples of strong composition and layout skills while considering hardware and design limitations and overall art vision of the project
  • Highly detailed sculpting
  • Crafts incomplete ideas or verbal direction into polished environments
  • Composition and world-building
  • Consistently creates strong environment assets that demonstrate a solid understanding of the style, direction, and high-quality standards for each project
  • Takes ownership of environmental assets and scene layout while encouraging collaboration across multiple disciplines to achieve high quality, innovative environment art
  • Encourages visual storytelling that strengthens the presentation of environmental spaces and assets through:
  • Models at high quality and at technical standards

Job Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of efficient low poly mesh techniques
  • Ideally three years’ experience in Environment asset/environment construction (Retro will consider artists with more experience/less experience depending on their portfolio)
  • Good sense of form, volume, structure, and silhouette
  • Strong visual and spatial storytelling skills
  • Strong understanding of composition and balance
  • Strong understanding of physically based rendering (PBR) pipelines
  • Familiarity with current modeling and texture workflows
  • Prior knowledge and experience crafting 3D environment assets and scenes demonstrating:
  • Experience with high poly sculpting and modeling software such as Z-Brush & Maya
  • Understanding of texel density, memory limitations, etc.

Job Details:


Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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