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Technical artist Jobs in Birmingham

Job Overview

The Technical Artist acts as a bridge between the Artists and Programmers working on a game. They ensure art assets can be easily integrated into a game without sacrificing either the overall artistic vision or exceeding the technical limits of the chosen platform.

Skills Required

You will need:

  • technical proficiency in areas such as lighting and rendering, texturing, and graphics-related programming languages such as shaders
  • have extensive knowledge of art packages ranging from modelling to texturing and special effects
  • be able to customise art packages
  • be able to work well as part of a team 
  • have good communication 
  • people management skills
  • be able to work with minimum supervision
  • have excellent organisational skills
  • be able to think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations
  • have knowledge of console hardware architecture
  • be highly skilled in the use of 3D graphics software
  • be able to anticipate the needs of the artists so as to streamline their productivity
  • have knowledge of the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation and procedures

 

Qualifications

You will generally need at least a degree in a relevant visual art or technical subject, to be a Technical Artist. However, experience working on wide range of projects, both in terms of art tools and game hardware, is the most important requirement for the role.

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The thriving city is a great place to go to work and go through education, as the city has an impressive four universities, a thriving economy, and a large amount of successful businesses. Birmingham also has one of the youngest average populations in the whole of Europe, showing young people are attracted to work in the city, as it yields so much potential, with businesses, tourism, education, nightlife, and is an overall complete city.

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