Job Details

3D Artist / Art Generalist

EdPlus at ASU is a dynamic unit of Arizona State University focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. We advance the economic, social, cultural, and overall health of the local, national, and international communities served by ASU.

Dreamscape Learn (DSL) is a collaborative venture between Dreamscape Immersive and Arizona State University, merging the most advanced experiential pedagogy with the entertainment industry’s best cinematic storytelling to deliver unique virtual reality (VR) and 2D labs and full course experiences which are demonstrably efficacious, readily scalable and emotionally engaging. These VR labs combine the emotional power of Hollywood storytelling, the visceral excitement of theme park rides, and an extraordinary mix of full body tracking and interactivity to create stories and worlds that push the limits of what is possible in virtual reality.

We’re seeking a creative, self-motivated, and collaborative 3D Artist / Art Generalist. This opportunity could be an ideal fit if you possess a strong passion for creating and delivering cutting-edge educational products and solutions, encompassing virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies. Under general direction, the 3D Artist / Art Generalist will take on a variety of tasks, both independently and in collaboration with other artists, game developers, project leads, and other stakeholders, using emerging technology tools and artificial intelligence to create new story-driven experiences. This individual will work on a team to model and texture game assets (objects and/or characters), and to integrate them into the game engine.

For the first three months, this position will be required to travel to Los Angeles up to 5 days per week for comprehensive training facilitated by the expert LA Dreamscape Learn team. These business trips will be at ASU's expense subject to travel policies and procedures found here.

Essential Duties

  • Collaborate with others to come up with creative solutions, identify constraints, and to provide feasibility recommendations.

  • Suggest and create game assets that engage and captivate users.

  • Work in a fast and iterative manner on artistic concepts.

  • Model and texture game assets (objects and/or characters), and to integrate them into the game engine.

  • Collaborate closely with the team to provide feedback on existing assets and suggestions for new ones.

  • Assumes or coordinates other duties or project as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Digital Art, Game Art & Design, or a related field, and three (3) years of experience in professional game development, virtual reality development Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.

  • Experience in video game content creation in a professional capacity with one or more shipped titles in your portfolio.

  • Experience using Unity.

  • Experience with Dreamscape Learn’s SDK platform.

  • Experience developing for Virtual Reality.

  • Experience with animation and lighting.

  • Experience in 3D modeling and texturing using Maya, Substance Painter, etc.

  • Experience with version control software such as Perforce, Plastic, SVN, Git, Bit Bucket.

  • Experience with Project Management Tools such as Jira, Shotgun, Trello, etc.

  • Evidence of basic scripting skills (e.g. C#, Python, MELscript etc).

  • Experience coding or integrating software in game engines, with visual scripting tools, or web development with HTML, CSS, C#.

  • Experience in  prioritizing and managing multiple milestones and projects efficiently.

  • Experience building educational content. 

  • Experience in adapting to changing creative direction.

EdPlus at ASU ASU offers a total compensation package that includes valuable employee benefits. Click Here to explore options.

  •       Healthcare

  •       Financial Security

  •       Retirement

  •       Family Resources

  •       Tuition Reduction (Eligible ASU Employee, their dependents and spouse.)

  •       Discounts

This position is based on ASU's Tempe campus.