Job Description

Title: Senior Vegetation Artist

Location: Los Angeles or Remote

That’s No Moon is an independent AAA game development studio established in 2021 by veterans of some of the most recognizable and critically acclaimed creative teams in the world, including Naughty Dog, Infinity Ward, Santa Monica Studio, Bungie, PlayStation, and more. A remote-friendly studio with a central office and performance capture stage located in Los Angeles, That’s No Moon is creating the next generation of narrative-driven, genre-defining experiences built upon a culture of creativity, collaboration, responsible production practices, and individual empowerment. We are assembling a diverse team of passionate developers of a wide range of experience levels and backgrounds to help shape the future of our studio and projects.

We are seeking a Senior Vegetation Artist with a passion for crafting realistic, high-quality foliage. Working in collaboration with art direction and our Biome Leads, you will be responsible for bringing our next-gen vegetation library to life for in-game and cinematic AAA content. We want you to help push the industry to new heights of realism, gameplay and storytelling!

Responsibilities:

  • Create realistic, beautiful models and textures for vegetation assets.
  • Work closely with our Biome Leads and Art Directors to define our foliage needs and build out our library.
  • Work with our Photogrammetry team to capture and process foliage scans.
  • Help build and refine aspects of the vegetation pipeline, working closely with Tech Art to support new features, processes, and tool improvements.
  • Collaborate with World and Material Artists to integrate foliage into our levels through placement, decals, landscape materials, and more.
  • Identify and troubleshooting vegetation assets to stay within performance budgets and design specifications.
  • Provide mentorship and feedback for internal artists and external partners.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Shown production experience in vegetation assets for AAA video games
  • Experience mentoring other artists and documenting vegetation workflows
  • Deep understanding of, and ability to analyze and research, different types of foliage
  • Expert knowledge of SpeedTree and Zbrush.
  • Proficient modeling experience with any of the following programs – Maya, 3ds Max, and Blender
  • Proficient knowledge of Substance Designer & Substance Painter
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with photo-realistic game assets in a PBR renderer
  • (Bonus) Photogrammetry capture experience
  • (Bonus) Unreal Engine, Maya, Houdini, and Substance Designer
  • (Bonus) Experience or interest in capturing or using scan data
  • (Bonus) Fine art background or education

Qualities:

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to meet consistently meet production deadlines
  • Great teammate invested in the success and development of the studio
  • Able to communicate optimally, give constructive feedback and direction as well as adapt to creative and art direction

TNM considers a number of factors when determining each role’s base pay range, including industry benchmarks, location, experience, and other job specific skills. In addition to base pay, this role may be eligible for other incentive compensation including equity and profit share. The estimated base pay range for this role is U.S. only and not applicable for locations outside of the U.S.
TNM offers competitive and comprehensive benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) match, unlimited PTO, supplemental life and disability, and more. Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part-time or temporary employees.

The estimated base pay range for this role is: $109,000 – $144,000

That’s No Moon is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, legally protected physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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