As Lead Environment Artist you will define the quality of 3D environments while managing a team to deliver consistent high-quality environmental assets and locations. You will drive the team to produce high quality environments through your excellent hands-on 3D capabilities, communication skills and an excellent approach to production.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Art director to define the visual quality goals for 3D environment art content

  • Lead a team of Environment Artists in the creation of a variety of 3D environment art content

  • Oversee the quality of environment art content through all phases of production

  • Manage and advance an organised pipeline and environment art workflow

  • Work with technical disciplines and engine team to improve workflow

  • Work with production team to manage team deliverables, ensuring they meet the defined objectives, defined quality bar, and schedule

  • Manage, mentor, and inspire team members, guiding them with clear direction

  • Be able to create high quality, high resolution 3D assets, UV maps and textures and other content matching all technical and artistic requirement

  • Promote a culture of collaborative innovation

  • Ensure assets and environments conform to the defined technical and artistic requirements

  • Implement final assets into the game engine - creating well composed environmental ‘best practice’ locations to serve as a visual guide for Level Design.

  • Ensure consistency and quality of own work

  • Receive feedback and modify work based on direction

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Extensive experience in 3D asset creation

  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience as an Artist in the games industry

  • A minimum of 2 years as a Lead Artist in the games industry

  • Expert experience with current 3D modelling tools such as 3ds Max, Maya or equivalent

  • Expert experience with texture creation/authoring tools

  • A strong understanding of art fundamentals

  • Excellent communication skills with the capability to successfully work across multiple teams

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Organisational and time management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail