Lead Environment Artist

Huge VR Studio - Great Benefits - Exciting IP

Job Type
Salary on application
2 days ago

Skillsearch is looking for a dedicated and passionate Lead Environment Artist to join our client's collaborative and talented team. This full-time environment art role is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

As a Lead Environment Artist, you will be responsible for the visual appearance of the game’s environments, ensuring they meet the artistic direction, the gameplay experience and the technical constraints. You will also be accountable for the output of the environment art team and ensure that the team has everything they need to deliver the highest quality. 

In your first few weeks in this Lead Environment Artist role, you can expect to: 

  • Be accountable for your team’s delivery of digital in-game art assets, from 3D meshes and materials to shaders, lighting and environmental VFX 
  • Ensure the team complies with the project’s vision, artistic direction, workflow and technical requirements 
  • Build the team’s skills and expertise through mentoring in a way that facilitates motivation and creativity 
  • Engage with the leads and the production team in high-level planning of the project, ensuring the team’s deliverables meet project milestones 
  • Initiate high-level art-related decisions during the development of the project regarding art-related project risks 

To apply for this environment art job, you will need 3+ years of experience in a Lead Environment Artist role and familiarity with the full development cycle on console/PC titles. You will also require the following: 

  • Exceptional traditional art fundamentals, including the function of form and colour, proportions and shape 
  • A track record in crafting content that meets the team's creative aspirations and the product's needs 
  • Demonstrable hands-on art skills and a desire to keep it that way 
  • Highly skilled in agile development methods and a master of Jira and Confluence to track and manage progress 
  • Working knowledge of environment art implementation in Unreal Engine 4 or 5 (desirable) 

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits, including 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more, a healthy lunch in the company's canteen (when working from the office), 30% income tax reduction for eligible ex-pats, relocation cost compensation depending on your situation, a free pension plan, flexible working hours and more! 

To apply for this inclusive and collaborative full-time Lead Environment Artist job in Amsterdam, please get in touch with Eleanor from Skillsearch today at ew@skillsearch.com. We'd love to hear from you! 

Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Eleanor Widdowson

Game Art Consultant

Our Art Resourcer, Eleanor is on hand to help candidates with expertise in all areas of game art from Character Artists to Environment Artists, UI Artists, Technical Artists and everything in between – so get in touch if you’re looking for a new role in this space! There’s no rest for the wicked as in her spare time you’ll find Eleanor working on her side hustle – crocheting! Ask her about her Etsy shop to see her latest creations...

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