Employer Profile: Sparkypants Studios, Baltimore, MD

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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. Our next game to be released soon is Dropzone (www.playdropzone.com).

FX Artist Intern

Internship/ Summer 2017

Sparkypants Studios is searching for a talented, motivated FX Artist intern. If you have a true passion for problem-solving and creating exciting visual fx with proprietary fx tools, Adobe Photoshop, Max, Maya, Adobe AfterEffects, and more – we have the place for you.
Responsibilities

Create textures, meshes, and particle systems for a wide array of fx, ranging from character gear, weapons, environmental to UI
Work closely with designers and fellow fx artists to design and create communicative, performant and exciting visual fx
Skills & Qualifications:

Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and some experience with 3DStudio Max
Some level of experience with creating particle systems for real-time
Strong artistic sensibilities for color, form, and timing
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.
Software: 3DStudio Max, Photoshop, particle system creation tools (i.e. Unity Engine, Unreal Engine, etc.)
Additional Skills (Pluses):

Experience creating imagery in Adobe AfterEffects
Experience creating fluid simulations in Maya, Phoenix FD, Bifrost
Drawing and conceptual art skills
MOD Community experience
Lighting or cinematography experience
Any other game related art or design experience (FX, scripting, etc)

 

3D Art Intern

Internship/ Summer 2017

Sparkypants Studios is on the hunt for a talented 3D Artist intern. If you have a true passion for crafting detailed and engaging 3D art using Max, Maya, Quixel, Substance Designer and more then give us a look.

Responsibilities

Model, texture, and light stellar 3D assets
Work closely with designers and fellow artists to plan and execute engaging game assets
Skills & 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.
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)

 

Concept Artist Intern

Internship/ Summer 2017

Sparkypants Studios is on the hunt for a talented Concept Artist intern. If you have a true passion for crafting detailed and engaging concept art then give us a look.
Responsibilities

Create stellar concept art
Work closely with designers and fellow artists to plan and execute engaging game assets
Aid in the creation of UI assets (icons, layout mockups, cursors, and much more)
Support marketing efforts for Dropzone
Skills & Qualifications:

Stellar 2d drawing skills 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.
Software: Photoshop, Illustrator
Additional Skills (Pluses):

Strong architecture or traditional art background
Game MOD Community experience
Lighting or cinematography experience
Any other game related art or design experience (3D, FX, scripting, etc)

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