Senior Environment Artist
About Star Stable Entertainment
Star Stable Entertainment was founded in 2011, sparked by a desire for a game that could make a difference. Although half of gamers are girls and women, they were under-represented in the gaming industry, both as characters and creators. We dreamed of an epic online world where tween and teen girls could share an amazing experience. And we wanted to challenge how things were done in a male-dominated industry.
The result was Star Stable Online, which has gone on to become the world’s number one horse game with over 21 million registered users across 180 countries. We’re thrilled to welcome fun-loving players to the island of Jorvik, with its breathtaking scenery, beautiful horses, and magical quests. And we’re proud to see each player's special bond with their four-legged friends and the passionate community of Star Stable players.
As of 2022, our company has 200+ employees with a female to male ratio of 54/46, unheard of in the gaming industry. Our world has expanded into the Star Stable Universe and includes books, music, animated series, and mobile apps. And we continue to champion diverse characters and narratives, encouraging our audience to be their true selves. It’s wonderful to see our dream resonate with so many players around the world, and we can’t wait to share more stories and experiences with them!
As the Senior Environment Artist you will contribute as an individual to the creation of new content for our game, ensuring the quality and standards set by our Style guide.
What we expect you to know
Have a great experience of environmental art and feel inspired to keep creating great content with the players in mind.
Advanced understanding of composition, scale, and proportion.
Expert knowledge of the art pipeline and can communicate this to junior artists.
Expert knowledge of tools and pipeline to create content.
Knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, 3Ds Max, and/ or Maya.
Experience working with a game engine
Able to understand and apply Star Stable art style guide, coaching less experienced members on how to apply it.
The ambition to develop and coach others.
Broad understanding of technical workflows. Crafting with efficiency, and being mindful of performance constraints.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills. Able to provide structured feedback to colleagues and outsourcing.
Able to communicate effectively to the team /Producer with tasks breakdowns, estimations, and risk awareness to keep colleagues up to speed and avoid misunderstandings.
Able to understand and work with the game-art process and pipeline, with strong planning and time management to deliver your tasks to the required quality, specification, and time.
Able to understand players and business needs, do this by pro-actively seeking and communicating user feedback and other forms of research, collaborating and aligning with stakeholders.
Follows art direction and completes an environment task without assistance and seeks review from leads and art directors.
Provides time estimates for individual tasks, update plans, and submit good data into the branch.
Actively works with designers/producers/TAs to improve quality of content creation.
Aware of the need and potential for improvement – queries team to seek solutions – drives towards solutions.
Be creative within constraints: being able to combine optimization of your assets with high quality hand painted art.
Contribute with experience and know-how towards an efficient art pipeline.
Provide support to the Producer and rest of the team on the planning of the project.
Actively identify and communicate with the team and Producer any risk that may harm the production and delivery of our projects.
Collaborate actively with other crafts (Animation, Devs, Game Designers), keeping the necessary communication to warranty a smooth and efficient process.
Contribute, asking and giving feedback to your peers, art director and stakeholders, fostering a culture of peer feedback, aiming to deliver the quality
To support and coach other less experienced members of the craft on the art techniques and tools needed for meeting our style and production expectations.
Interested? This is what we can offer you:
- Flexible working opportunities.
- We’re more than 50% female-identifying! #YES to #WomenInTech!
- We’re known to throw good parties from time to time.
- We may be a big group, but we’re a tight-knit team! A diverse team of friendly, fun, and supportive co-workers from 20 different countries!
- 30 Vacation Days.
- ITP1 Insurance plan.
- Parental pay top up to 90%
At Star Stable Entertainment, you will be a part of diverse culture with a no-crunch policy, a prioritised work-life balance, and a workforce eager to test and try new things! We are on an adventure to scale our unique impact in the world with new franchises across desktop/mobile, a long-form animation, and a licensing program all currently in development.
If you are excited about making a difference and being part of an exciting journey then we would love to hear from you!
- Game Art
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