Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Industry Research

Desired Role:

Environment Artist.

Role Description:

An Environment Artist specialises in the indoor and outdoor locations of a game. An Environment Artist is responsible for the overall visuals the player will encounter on screen. Environment artists may be required to build and texture anything from architecture, terrain, foliage and props.

The role of an environment artist is not black and white, however. The job description is likely to differ from studio to studio and knowledge in other areas of game design will be beneficial when applying for jobs.

Key Skills:

  • Knowledge of 3d software such as 3ds Max and Mudbox
  • 2d texture creation
  • Drawing/ Painting
  • Knowledge of Architecture
  • Experience working with level editors such as UDK
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork and Communication skills
  • Understanding of the latest techniques and trends
  • Accepting of feedback/ open to new ideas and concepts

Environment Artist Job Roles and Progression

Junior Environment Artist
Salary: 18-20k

Environment Artist
Salary: 24-28k

Senior Environment Artist
Salary 34-37k

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