Lead Environment Artist

Build Own Team - Stylised Work - Hardware Allowance

Employment Type
Salary on application

Do you have game artist experience, and are you seeking a new job in Sydney NSW, Australia? Skillsearch is helping a games studio recruit a Lead Environment Artist, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package, including the chance to join a friendly and inclusive team. 

Reporting to the Art Director, you will work in conjunction with the Technical Art Director to develop the environment pipeline, prop building and world-building. As the Lead Environment Artist, you will help develop the process and final look for the worlds, create immersive VR levels and tell the story of the game through your work. 

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

  • Provide direction to environmental artists for aesthetic and technical considerations 
  • Work with the Technical Art Director to define art production budgets, pipelines, workflows, and processes 
  • Work closely with the design team to detail the goals and functionality of game levels and needed environment props 
  • Work with production to schedule appropriately and plan for integration processes. 

To apply for this Environment Art Lead role, you will need 5 years of professional gam production experience and 1+ years of experience in a leadership role. You will also require the following: 

  • Expert understanding of Photoshop, Maya, and ZBrush (or equivalent)Advanced understanding of generating normal maps from high poly models 
  • Understanding of complex node-based shader networks 
  • Excellent foundations skills, including composition, design, and color theory 
  • Thorough knowledge of the game development process. 

If you’re looking to impact and create change positively, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package for your inclusive and committed approach. 

We'd love you to apply for this full-time Lead Environment Artist position in Sydney, and we're waiting to hear from you. Please contact Eleanor from Skillsearch at ew@skillsearch.com today. 

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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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Game Art Consultant Eleanor Widdowson

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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