Employer Profile: Sparkypants Studios, Baltimore, MD

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www.sparkypants.com

Sparkypants Studios is a Baltimore-based game studio composed of veteran developers. We fuse the business and execution experience gained from developing award-winning, big budget AAA titles with the creative spirit of indie development. We focus on crafting new experiences that we want to play ourselves and strive for genre-defying games that will spark interest for years to come.

Potential job openings:

Concept Art Intern

Paid/ Internship

Sparkypants Studios is on the hunt for a talented Concept Art intern (paid) to help craft our unannounced AAA title. If you have a true passion for bringing worlds to life via your stellar drawing and painting skills then give us a look.
Responsibilities:

Create concepts for a variety of project needs (environment art, character designs, storyboards, marketing imagery, and more)
Work closely with designers and fellow artists to plan and execute engaging game worlds
Skills and Qualifications:

Have a jaw-dropping online concept art portfolio (… and let’s be honest, if you have that already then stop reading this now and just email us a portfolio link!)
Photoshop expert
Strong background in traditional art skills
Strong artistic interpretative ability within the context of a particular art style and gameplay
Efficient organization and communication skills and ability to prioritize and execute ideas within a schedule
Additional Skills (Pluses):

3D skills are a huge plus (Max or Maya)
All internships at Sparkypants are PAID positions.

Environment Art Intern

Paid/ Internship

Sparkypants Studios is on the hunt for a talented Environment Artist intern. If you have a true passion for crafting detailed and engaging worlds using Max, Maya, Quixel, Substance Designer and more then give us a look.

Responsibilities:

Model, texture, and light stellar environments
Work closely with designers and fellow artists to plan and execute engaging game worlds
Skills and Qualifications:

Strong modeling and texturing skills
Strong artistic interpretative ability within the context of a particular art style and gameplay
Efficient organization and communication skills and ability to prioritize and execute ideas within a schedule
Excellent technical and artistic problem solving
Position Requirements:

A strong passion for making great games
Experience Level: 3+ years as a game environment artist (…but maybe you’re an extremely talented upstart with a stunning portfolio that just needs to be given a shot? Well, then show us what you got!)
Software: Max (or Maya), Photoshop, Zbrush, Quixel Suite, Substance Designer
Additional Skills (Pluses):

Strong architecture or traditional art background
Drawing and conceptual art skills
MOD Community experience
Lighting or cinematography experience
Any other game related art or design experience (FX, scripting, etc)
All internships at Sparkypants are PAID positions.

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