Technical Art Intern, Moonshot Games

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Tech Art Intern, Moonshot Games

Moonshot Games is a new studio based in Irvine, California. We love games and believe in their unique superpower to create personal, unforgettable stories that bring friends and the community closer together. We are building a culture of shared ownership where everyone gets a chance to weigh in and help set direction for the game. Our studio is in its early days, which means there’s tons of opportunity to have a big impact on what we are making as well as in the overall direction of the company.  Most importantly, we know our games will be at their best when a variety of voices, identities and perspectives go into their creation, so come join us!

Moonshot is looking for a talented and passionate Technical Art Intern! Do you find that you’re both creative and technical; someone that enjoys scripting but also understands art? Does the prospect of becoming part of a small team working on our very first game fill you with excitement? Do you enjoy the challenge presented in developing tools, shaders, graphs and workflows for the art team that will make their lives so much easier? Well, if you are looking to challenge yourself and those around you, we look forward to talking with you!

As Moonshot’s Technical Art Intern, your close collaboration with the other Technical Artists on the team and as well as other disciplines will establish and maintain a process that unlocks the creative potential for all involved. Your creative and technical voice will help shape the visual style and characters of an exciting and engaging world.

What You’ll Do:

  • Make tools in Maya and Houdini for creating art and helping Artists
  • Make graphs for VFX and Shaders
  • Collaborate and Communicate across departments
  • Evaluate Artists' needs, and identify issues, to understand and support them
  • Document best practices and standards to ensure workflows and pipelines are shared and understood

What We Need:

  • Familiarity with shader creation with either HLSL or Node Based Shaders
  • Some amount of scripting/programing ability in Python, C++, or node-based scripting systems like Blueprint
  • Familiarity with content creation in Maya, Houdini, ZBrush, 3dsMax, Substance Designer/Painter, or Photoshop
  • An artist first mindset
  • Experience with game engines, especially in Unreal Engine 4 is a plus

Who You Are:

  • Passion for video games; preferably on console and/or PC
  • Strong desire to empower others
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with and support other content developers
  • Resilient, with the desire to see things through
  • Willingness to dive into unknowns and do lots of research
  • See the world through different lens and embrace diverse perspectives
  • Comfortable working with not well defined problems and work to define and resolve methodically

Application Materials

  • Please include a Portfolio demonstrating relevant abilities

Moonshot is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and welcome diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment.

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