Senior NPR Material Artist

April 13, 2023
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Job Description

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  • Non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) is an area of computer graphics that focuses on enabling a wide variety of expressive styles for digital art, in contrast to traditional computer graphics, which focuses on photorealism.

    Brass Lion Entertainment is seeking a Senior NPR Material Artist to join a talented and diverse team currently working on a new, unannounced Action-RPG title. Whether you fit the description below or have a skillset you think we could use, we are looking for people like you.

    • Are you a material guru with artistic and technical skills?
    • Do you love bending or breaking the way 3D art is made?
    • Do you enjoy pushing technical and artistic boundaries?
    • Do you watch every NPR, stylized, or anime art tutorial you find?

    The Senior NPR Material Artist will work closely with the Art Team to bridge the gap between the technical and artistic need of the anime RPG project. You will share our passion for thinking differently about how games can look and feel and possess exceptional ability to communicate and demonstrate new ideas with a high artistic quality bar. You will be instrumental in both defining the look of the game and constructing the technical material portions of the art pipelines. As an NPR specialist you will be responsible for innovating and implementing technical art techniques to support a very specialized type of visual. You should demonstrate the highest level of tech and art skill and help more junior team members develop their skill level.

    Brass Lion Entertainment has employees based in New York City, Montréal, and remote locations across Canada and United States.


    • Build AAA quality NPR assets and pipelines with the art team
    • Build technically driven NPR art assets containing procedural or scripted solutions
    • Maintain NPR art pipelines and provide technical support for artists and engineers
    • Work with engine and tools teams to create new technical ideas and solutions for NPR art problems
    • Work with Art Director and Art Production manager to plan, schedule, and review assets for outsourcing when needed
    • Participate in planning and critiquing of the project
    • Stay up to date on current trends and techniques of NPR asset authoring

    Required Qualifications

    • Top quality NPR portfolio highlighting the intersection of meshes, textures, and material into gorgeous art
    • Expert knowledge of material and shader creation in Unreal engine and various DCC packages (Blender, Maya, etc.)
    • A deep interest in Anime art
    • High level experience working in Unreal 4-5
    • Located and authorized for work in the US or Canada

    Skills & Attributes

    • Able to reliably communicate and produce content in a self-disciplined remote work environment
    • Strong knowledge of the additional elements of the game art pipeline, including mesh and texture creation and manipulation

    Desired Qualifications

    • Strong art foundation skills
    • 2D painting and drawing skills
    • Professional game development experience with at least one shipped project or equivalent experience
    • Experience with Houdini, Substance Designer, and other procedural software
    • Develop and maintain tech art asset and tool depots that support material work

    As a part of the application process, you will be expected to provide a portfolio and/or demo reel of your work.

    What We Offer

    • A POC-majority studio propelled by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce that fosters belongingness
    • 100% remote work model
    • Healthy work life balance
    • Comprehensive and generous benefits package (dental, vision, life insurance, extended health care, telemedicine, mental health and wellness)
    • 401(k), paid holidays and vacation, unlimited sick days, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave


    Brass Lion will be developing a remote/co-located team structure for all team members within the United States and Canada. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore all possible options. Only candidates located and authorized to work in Canada and United States will be contacted.

    Salary Transparency:

    The standard base pay range for this role is USD$100,000 – USD$150,000 Annual (CDN$95,000 – CDN$135,000). Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

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    Company Name
    Brass Lion Entertainment

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