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Job Title: CONTRACT -Senior Environment Review Artist (Retro Studios)
Company Name: Nintendo
Location: Austin, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/16/2022
Expire Date: 12/09/2022
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Quality Control, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
CONTRACT -Senior Environment Review Artist (Retro Studios)

Retro Studios


Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.



** This is a CONTRACT position




  • Drive outsourcing process by handling art submissions, guiding conversations, and coordinating with AOM to manage timelines.

  • Guide a team of external artists to final deliverables that reflect the project’s artistic vision.

  • Provide timely and actionable feedback to external artists working on environment art content.

  • Accurately estimate the time necessary to complete individual assets.

  • Collaborate with external artists to develop, maintain, and evolve pipelines for efficient integration of externally produced environment assets.

  • Evaluate external teams’ proficiency in environment art production.

  • Generate detailed documentation and examples of art asset production, procedures, and technical requirements to support external vendors.

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties. The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.

Qualifications & Requirements



** This is a CONTRACT position


  • Thorough understanding of current artistic and technical requirements of video game production pipelines.

  •  An eye for core artistic principles including, but not limited to color, composition, value, structure, and perspective.

  • A solid understanding of core environment creation principles such as, but not limited to: player pathing, focal points/POIs, detail distribution, composition, and set dressing.

  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Excellent organizational, personal, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback with gracious consideration.

  • Experience with world-building and creating environment assets.

  • 5 years of experience in video game production, including at least one product cycle (or equivalent experience).

  • Prior outsourcing experience (a plus/not necessary).

Retro Studios is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy, and respect for each other.

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