Artist Job Description

Artist Job Description

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Artist provides 2-3 final images that you have retouched as well as examples that you have composited in Photoshop, or.

Artist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Creates documents that list and present the graphical content of the levels (objects, environments, atmosphere, lighting, styles)
Using industry standard 3D packages proprietary Team tools, creates art assets for their assigned development project
Participates in departmental meetings to share personal ideas for workflow efficiency
Collaborate with Marketing Director on major projects such as general presentation, category decks, issue sell sheets and monthly e-blasts
Interface regularly with marketing and production
Create stunning environment paintings from concept to completion for our saga map, game backgrounds, gems, special effects, and UI design
Maintain and improve the PopCap brand and quality level by providing creative solutions in a production environment
Be a key member of a online or mobile game’s leadership team, directing the day-to-day development through production and in to Live Service
Work closely with production, art, design, and engineering leads in multiple locations to ensure successful coordination and a quality product
Work with the development director to manage the integrated project schedule, milestones, deliverables

Artist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Artist

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Education for Artist

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Employers hiring for the artist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Graphic Design, Art, Design, Education, Fine Arts, Illustration, Graphic Arts, Animation, Communication, Technical

Skills for Artist

Desired skills for artist include:

Photoshop
Maya
Python
Lighting
Adobe Photoshop
Houdini
Illustrator
Excel
Data management software
Composition

Desired experience for artist includes:

At Least a 2-year 2D/3D art degree or equivalent
Must possess good artistic skills and a working knowledge of 2D/3D art production for Mobile Gaming
Proficiency with Unreal 3 Engine (UDK)
Proficiency in high to low resolution game asset production
Proficiency with game texture painting in Photoshop
Character rigging and weighting experience is a plus

Artist Examples

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Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of artist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for artist
  • Partner with central service teams including publishing, marketing, finance, consumer insights, and product analytics
  • Drive risk and uncertainty out of the project, escalating key issues to management
  • Establish a solid working relationship with our IP licensor
  • Mentor and train more junior producers, designers, and product managers
  • 7+ years’ experience in a lead game production role
  • A proven track record as the lead producer on online or mobile games
  • Strong knowledge of mobile game mechanics in top grossing games
  • Established history of delivering complex development projects on-schedule and on-budget, at the highest standards of quality
  • Work with clients in order to create their vision
  • Attend shoots as a VFX shoot supervisor when required
Qualifications for artist
  • High polygon sculpting experience in ZBrush or Mudbox is a plus
  • Strong interest in Mobile Game Development
  • Must also have strong design and troubleshooting skills, , be a team player with the ability to communicate with other groups within the department to carry out Viz Projects
  • Must possess good artistic skills and a working knowledge of 2D/3D art production
  • Must be proficient in Maya
  • Must have experience with optimized game resolution modeling
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of artist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for artist
  • Supervise team of staff and freelance compositors (Flame and Nuke) and roto artists
  • Able to manage time effectively and give accurate assessments of the workload and the time required to complete tasks
  • Create 2d assets to support our marketing and PR initiatives – ad creatives, posters, presentation sheets, t-shirt designs, mock ups
  • Responsible for creating cinematic trailers and capturing still images for online and print materials based on direction from the Marketing Art Director with both proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Coordinate with Marketing Franchise Product Manager, Video Editor, and the Development Team Key Stakeholders on creating high quality cinematic trailers throughout the asset production cycle
  • Proactive on communication
  • Ensure a consistency in the quality and visual style of work throughout the asset production cycle
  • Ensure that art assets meet the requirements defined by creative briefs
  • Maintain an efficient organization structure for all art assets
  • Create blockout geometry, establish layouts, apply set decoration and detailing
Qualifications for artist
  • Must have experience with high polygon sculpting in ZBrush or Mudbox
  • Must have experience with texture painting in Photoshop
  • Experience with Unreal 3 Engine is a plus
  • Strong 2D digital painting and/or drawing skills are a plus
  • US Work Authorization – Required – All applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S
  • Knowledge and Experience with Nuke – Required
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an artist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for artist
  • Collaborate with Design to ensure environment content supports game play
  • Ensure content is efficient and consistent with technical constraints
  • Actively participate in peer reviews, meetings, mentor other artists on team.1
  • Provides illustrated and content for 1 assigned title
  • Delivers optimized vector assets to animators and client coding
  • Works with Art Lead to provide best creative solutions for title
  • Maintains and champions integrity of EA brands
  • Must follow through diligently with details of all projects from understanding DTO to final production turnover--making rounds of corrections, creating comps as needed, making changes as necessary
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of printing and output processes
  • Must follow all departmental protocols, server protocols, Teamcenter routing, and archiving procedures
Qualifications for artist
  • Knowledge and Experience with Windows (PC) Production Environment – Required
  • Knowledge of Practical Filmmaking Techniques – Required
  • Excellent Artistic Ability/Aptitude – Required
  • Knowledge of Stereo-related Terminology – Preferred (but we’ll teach you OUR lingo!)
  • Previous Professional Experience in Stereoscopy or VFX – Preferred
  • Accredited Post-Secondary Degree or Related Coursework – Preferred
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Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an artist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for artist
  • Actively participate in peer reviews, meetings, and mentor other artists on the team
  • Participate in Chicago Booth classes advise and mentor Chicago Booth students on the role creativity as used in the Arts can play in the development of social entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations
  • Approximately 80 percent of the Production Artist’s time will be in production
  • Responsible for modeling & texturing various modes of environment assets specifically, building and props
  • Use 3DSMax while maintaining polygon budget, platform restrictions and technology limitations
  • Cooperate with other teams outside graphics as necessary to bring tasks to completion
  • Continuously learn new graphics tools and processes in line with the requirements
  • Concept drawing is a plus
  • According to GPD Officer requirements, check the file size information, color, image resolution, fonts, and other information to ensure that the documents submitted to the production line with customer requirements
  • Alter artwork based on OPS’s comment and request
Qualifications for artist
  • Strong understanding of the principles of animation
  • An understanding of color space principles
  • Photoshop and Linux experience
  • Experience with Hiero, Shot gun, After effects, Final Cut, Flame is an advantage
  • Experience and skilled in using Video editing software (Adobe Premiere is a plus, After Effects)
  • Good knowledge of image and video formats, compression settings and resolutions
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of artist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for artist
  • WC artwork creation
  • Process &SOP optimizing
  • Senior artists are responsible for completion of sequences/complex shots assigned to them by the lead artists within the timeframe given and with the expected quality
  • Should be able to oversee and mentor the junior artists working with them accomplish their targets through the course of production
  • Senior artists must interact with lead lighters to successfully complete all assigned tasks on time
  • Maintain current versions of files
  • Maintain backup of latest version of files in server & workstation
  • Show previous version of the work and clearly represent what the set of comments were, when necessary
  • Communicate creative, technical and/or interdepartmental issues appropriately with proper documentation
  • Attend necessary departmental and team meetings
Qualifications for artist
  • Creativity and proactivity in answering the marketing brief
  • Able to understand and follow a brand and game DNA and creative guidelines
  • Excellent knowledge of in Photoshop or other equivalent packages
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in AAA game development or credit on at least one AAA title as lighting artist
  • Understanding of game lighting fundamentals required, experience with physically-based rendering pipelines preferred
  • Experience lighting photo-realistic environments and characters with an understanding of gameplay implications

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