Job Location: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA
Pure Imagination Studios started in 2012 as a diversified entertainment company built by a team of creators who shared a true passion for storytelling. We thrive on imagination, and everything we do is set to bring a tangible experience to anything our clients, partners and even ourselves, are able to imagine. We believe that pure imagination should be the fuel to our reality.
We are storytellers, dreamers, and creators of new worlds- striving to develop the future of entertainment. Join our team!
Overview and Responsibilities
Pure Imagination Studios is looking for a Visual Development Artist.
The Senior CG Asset Artist will mentor and lead artists in the creation of high-quality CG elements for a variety of mediums such as animated TV series, game, theme park rides and Immersive projects, will help manage CG assets throughout the CG process, as well as work on asset builds or shots for projects as required. We are looking for someone with a good blend of technical and creative skill on the box as well as a desire to lead and mentor a team.
Create clean and efficient models based on creative briefs and / or reference materials
Demonstrate efficiency in UV layout as well as strong polygonal subdivision skills
Demonstrate strong Texture/Look Development, R&D and Shader skills from both an artistic and
Maintain, alter, and update model and Textures as required by client or supervisor feedback
Interpret abstract ideas into the creation of compelling CG assets
Facilitate the creation of high-quality texture maps prior to publishing to ensure consistency
Mentor and motivate fellow Asset artists to grow their craft using the latest techniques
At least 5 years of experience as a Senior or Lead CG Artist
Model/Texture/Surface in Animation or VFX Production environments
A cultivated aesthetic sense and keen eye for detail
A mastery in creating both organic and hard surface models with efficient topology
A mastery of Maya, ZBrush and Substance.
Real Time Rendering in Unity/Unreal knowledge required
Highly efficient UV layout experience
A technical understanding of colour space
A basic understanding of and experience with CG lighting is a big plus
Strong communication and organizational skills
The ability to take direction and implement feedback
An approachable, proactive, and accommodating attitude
Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-
Ability to create and maintain positive and collaborative team environment
The ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
Experience in gaming a plus
Basic lighting knowledge is a big plus
TD skills are preferred but not required
Pure Imagination Studios is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).