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3D Environment Artist

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Grinding Gear Games

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Tuesday, 24 August, 2021 - 9:25 AM

We are Grinding Gear Games, creators of the award-winning dark fantasy Action RPG Path of Exile. We're a studio of 165 world-class developers based in Auckland, New Zealand and we're currently expanding the Path of Exile 2 development team.

We seek a 3D Environment Artist to join us at our studio in Auckland.

     Location:    Onsite in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
                         *Relocation assistance (for the right candidate if needed)

  • Use artistic and technical skills to create and modify digital sets and props, maintaining a consistent aesthetic across your work
  • Create high-quality work using a variety of software programs
  • Show initiative, push ideas and innovate within your duties
  • Be aware of project/task schedules and be capable of delivering work to deadlines
  • Take direction from the Art Director and engage with Producers
  • Attend regular team meetings, providing updated status and progress of your deliverables.
  • 3 years of industry experience creating quality 3D environments and other assets 
  • Strong proven ability using Photoshop, Maya, Substance 
  • Ability to research and learn new tools quickly
  • Proven 3D modelling expertise in organic matter and also hard surface
  • Ability to take direction and work well within a team-focused environment 
  • Solid artistic skills with a strong understanding of real-world materials are essential and must be demonstrated in your portfolio
  • Willing to help mentor less experienced artists if required
  • Passion and ability to drive realistic, ‘dark and gritty’ visually appealing environments, items, characters and monster designs.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate time requirements
  • Proactive and self-reliant 
  • Excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team environment
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills required. 
  • Must be willing to complete an art test as part of the job application process if requested to do so

Nice to have:

  • Avid gamer with a deep understanding of Path of Exile and its themes
  • Experience working in the game industry highly regarded
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring
  • Ability to light and render 3D objects
  • A traditional arts background and/or a BA in Fine Art or 3D/Game Art 
  • TD skills


How to apply:

Send us an email with a cover letter and your CV including link/s to your portfolio/reel (whichever is relevant to the role you are applying for).  Email your cover letter and resume to: with your name + position you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls or agencies, please.