Principal Environment Artist

Story-Driven Projects - Multi-Project Studio - Small Teams Working on AAA Games

Employment Type
Salary on application

Skillsearch is helping a collaborative gaming company recruit an exceptionally talented and enthusiastic Principal Environment Artist to take a head role on an exciting project. The full-time Environment Artist job is based in Guildford and comes with a generous salary and benefits package.

As a flexible Principal Environment Artist, you will be instrumental in overseeing environment creation for imaginative and fantastical worlds and natural, believable locations, always aiming for best-in-class AAA quality and a sense of cinematic presentation. You will report to the Creative Director and be an integral part of the team, taking charge of environment creation for the project.

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

  • Oversee environment production pipelines and workflows for a challenging AAA project
  • Achieve visual results in environment assets that are consistent with top AAA games
  • Advocate for opportunities offered by new tech advances in real-time environment art that can benefit the project
  • Mentor a team of environment artists, helping them to produce great results

To apply for this Environment Artist role, you will need excellent artistic skills and the ability to tell a story in an environment. You will also require an eye for the detail and chaos that make a CG environment feel believable and natural. In addition, you should have an affinity for working with surfaces and materials and understand how material choice affects art direction. In-depth knowledge of environment production techniques for real-time CG and expert-level understanding of environment creation in the Unreal Engine is also essential.

In return for your dedication, collaboration and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and the following benefits:

  • A quarterly profit-related bonus scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Social events, including a large summer party
  • A supportive, inclusive and friendly team culture and more!

For full details and to apply for this Principal Environment Artist job in Guildford, please get in touch with Sam at today. We look forward to hearing 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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Game Art Consultant Sam Rummery

Besides throwing shapes at his favourite bar, Sam’s second favourite Brighton-based activity is finding the best game art talent in the office. But when he’s not busy with either of these things, he’s got his hands full with his three pet lizards, scorpion and tarantula waiting for him at home!

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