Lead 3D Environment Artist

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Company Description

Wonderstorm is a double threat media studio that creates timeless animated TV series and engaging video games that anchor our entertainment franchises.

Our first franchise, the Emmy Award-winning The Dragon Prince, began as an original animated series on Netflix in 2018. All three seasons have been a Top 10 digital original and are rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was recently picked up for four additional seasons. A world-class video game for The Dragon Prince is under development by the same creative team.

Wonderstorm is a place where creators work with visionary teams to do meaningful work that will last for generations.

What you will do...
  • Collaborate with the art, design, and engineering teams to define environment art pipeline and workflows; R&D new techniques and best practices to implement into production pipeline
  • Partner closely with the Art Director to establish artistic style and ensure unified look and consistent quality across game environments
  • Maintain the artistic direction and vision through all phases of the game development. This entails ensuring environment/level assets are of the highest artistic quality and upholding the integrity of the games design and artistic vision of the game as a whole.
  • Provide mentorship, feedback, and training to others on the team
  • Actively contribute to the growth of a startup studio. Lead by example, including demonstrating a willingness to give and receive feedback, collaborate with others to share techniques, ideas, and contribute to a positive working environment
Qualifications
  • 5+ years in a Environment Artist or Senior Environment Artist role
  • Proven track record in at least one shipped title (preferably AAA)
  • Mastery of relevant software packages such as Maya, Blender, Substance Painter, Zbrush, Unreal 4 etc.
  • Strong traditional fine art skills, training, and production experience (illustration, painting, organic forms, color theory, perspective, 2D & 3D design.)
  • Strong understanding of color and light
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Creative nature with strong problem solving skills


Wonderstorm Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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Location

El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of Wonderstorm

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Hard working, passionate, and human.
We are seen making magic at our desks throughout the day. Challenges are a part of the work, and we don't back down from them. But we also know that family is important, and family time shouldn't be sacrificed. We make games because we love it, and we make sure our team wants to be here.

Cassandra

Environment Artist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Being a part of a studio that has set a strong foundation for success with an original IP, including clear visions of future success, its a huge plus to be a member of the team. Stability like that allows you to do more, be more and command excellence for the studio as your goals are clear to maintain being successful for years to come.

Edward

Lead Animator

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Teams at Wonderstorm of all disciplines are encouraged to be a part of the creative process. Show writers work on fleshing out the world of our video game. Engineers contribute to brainstorms about upcoming episodes and seasons. This wide range of viewpoints and experiences results in both empowering people, and a better, more cohesive end product

Justin

Executive Producer

What are Wonderstorm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Our vision benefits plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our health insurance policy covers 99% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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