Decoy Games are looking for a highly talented and experienced Full Time 3D Environment Lighting Artist to play a key role in the studio. The primary role of this position is to take ownership of the lighting of environments and characters for our game projects, ensuring that it meets the art direction requirements of the game whilst adhering to any technical restrictions.


  • Taking game scenes and lighting them to both a creative and technical brief.

  • Help to drive narrative story telling through effective use of color, light and mood. Using lighting to help convey emotional experiences.

  • Working closely with the art team to improve workflows and processes.

  • Collaborating with other disciplines such as 3D modelers and VFX artists, graphics programmers and level designers to create great game experiences.


  • In-depth understanding and practical experience of lighting in either real-time gaming engines or in high-end CGI productions

  • A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to work with both realistic and stylized lighting/visual styles

  • An excellent understanding of composition and color theory

  • Unity Engine, or similar (Unreal, CryEngine, Frostbite, etc.)

  • Maya

  • Baked and real-time lighting techniques in modern game engines.

  • Working knowledge of rendering engines such as Renderman, VRay, Mental Ray or Arnold would be useful.

  • Compositing and color grading experience is preferred.

  • Must be eligible to work in United States

Preference to Applicants with

  • Experience developing in Unity

  • At least 3 years of experience as a lighting artist or equivalent senior artist role, working on at least one title


  • Health and Dental Benefits

  • Competitive Salary

  • 100% Remote


Decoy Games

Decoy Games is a video game company founded by two brothers, who had no prior professional game development experience. They used their deep passion for video games and extensive imagination to start building Decoy Games. Today, Decoy Games is a multi-award winning game company focused on creating unique game experiences, merchandise and content while also using their platform to encourage innovation across all aspects of the game industry.

At Decoy Games we strive to be a symbol of inclusion, diversity and inspiration to all who aspire to be a part of the game industry. We make it our mission to ensure that this is reflected in our team and the products we create. We have taken great pride in creating several platforms for people around the world in all communities to learn about and engage in the world of gaming.