3D Structure Artist

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have cities or even the entire world as your sandbox, grab your shovel and pail because we have an opportunity for you. Upland is the earth’s metaverse that sits on top of the real world where people buy, sell and trade virtual properties based on actual addresses. Players compete and win rewards in mini-games, connect virtually with a thriving, passionate community, and can even earn money in their own virtual businesses.

Uplandme, Inc. was founded in 2018 by three serial entrepreneurs. The game launched into open beta in January 2020 and became the largest blockchain game just eight months later. Available for iOS, Android, and the mobile web, Upland uses blockchain technology to power “true ownership” of digital assets.

To expand its reach beyond blockchain aficionados and towards a mass-market audience, we are looking for an experienced and visionary 3D Structure Graphic Artist. Our ideal candidate will leverage their passion for miniatures, architecture, history, buildings, and 3D modeling skills to create iconic real-world Structures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand project requirements and conceptualizing creative ideas
  • Translate 2D sketches and photos references into 3D models
  • Using 3D modeling texture, mapping, and other techniques to create simple but elegant graphics
  • Create storyboards to visualize scenes and, using Blender, create a realistic environment for in-game review and testing
  • Replicate specific building and property styles while keeping poly count and lighting requirements to a minimum
  • Collaborate with our Creative Director to make sure all 3D assets are extremely appealing to our players

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Architecture, Game Design, or related field
  • A portfolio of professional 3D art showcasing skills across gaming, mobile and social applications
  • Mastery of Blender, C4D, Maya or 3D Studio Max
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • The ability to Incorporate feedback and take and give direction well
  • The ability to build relationships and effectively communicate across company disciplines
  • Be a resilient self-starter and a creative problem solver that can adjust to change
  • Experience in fast-paced, high-growth, highly matrixed environments
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects concurrently in a highly cross-functional organization
  • Able to exercise initiative and use good judgment to make sound decisions
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, as well as problem-solving ability
  • Multilingual capabilities are a plus

Work with a passionate, highly experienced, innovative team and have a wide range of independence while solving fascinating problems that span gaming, economics, marketing, computing, and sociology. Capitalize on the opportunity to grow with Upland in terms of responsibilities and your career. We offer competitive compensation both in salary and equity as well as top-of-the-market benefits.

Uplandme Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

If you are interested in this role, please apply directly here.