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Technical Art Lead #4360 job

Posted: October 19, 2006
subject: Technical Art Lead #4360 , Heavy Iron Studios a division of THQ, Inc.

Heavy Iron Studios a division of THQ, Inc. is looking for Technical Art Lead #4360
duration - Full Time

Job details: Technical Art Lead #4360 We are currently looking to fill an Technical Art Lead position on an upcoming high-profile title.

Artists will contribute to the creation of the look and feel of the visual content in our console games. All candidates must submit a demo reel, CD/DVD or URL of recent artwork.

7 years professional art experience.
Experience with Maya for a least 5+ years
5 years experience working with visual effects programs
3D programs such as Maya, 3D studio max, Houdini, Soft Image
2D composition software such as digital fusion, after effects, etc.
2 years experience writing tools with Mel
2 year experience Maya API
2 years experience C++
3D math: basic linear algebra (trig, vector math, matrix math)
Must have a strong understanding of visual effects production development
Must have a strong problem solving skills
Knowledge of animation systems
Ability to write rendering shaders a plus
Traditional art skills and strong portfolio
Demonstrated ability in providing art critiques, both visual and verbal
Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and visual
Strong proficiency with one or more of the following 3D software
Maya, 3D Studio Max, Z brush, Lightwave.

Proven track record shipping games
Strong interest in games
HLSL or CG a plus
Formal art education, BFA from an accredited art/design school preferred

Sample Work Required:
All artist applicants must submit the following:
Demo reel DVD/VHS/CD or website with samples
Explanation of submission, what you were responsible for, what tools were used, etc.

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

Contact info:
Heavy Iron Studios
6601 Center Drive Suite Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

We offer a challenging work environment, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Candidates should forward resume and salary requirements along with the reference number to: E-mail: jobpost@heavy-iron.com or http://thq.kenexa.com/thq/cc/Home.ss

We prefer that candidates apply directly rather than through recruiters. Recruiters must contact the Human Resource Department prior to submitting a resume, may only submit upon request to the Human Resource Department and may not contact hiring managers without Human Resource permission

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