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Technical artist Jobs in Wakefield

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.

​The city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, is one of many of Yorkshire’s cities that boasts some of the most stunning and classical architectural history England has to offer. Buildings such as The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield Cathedral and Sandal Castle are all stand alone attractions, not to mention the unmissable scenery in the area, notably Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Nostell Priory and Parkland. Wakefield truly is a place with endless activities and beautiful locations.

Despite sounding like an undiscovered paradise, Wakefield actually lies in the heart of England, not far from Leeds. For this reason, Wakefield has the M1 running alongside the western side of the city, and to the east, various A-roads such as the A61 and A650. As an additional means of transport, Wakefield Kirkgate and Westgate train stations offer the option of train transport around the area and further afield. Leeds Airport is also only around 20 miles away from Wakefield, allowing an accessible option for flights from within the area.

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