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Environment Artist

Environment Artist

Brighton - Hybrid or UK Fully Remote / Permanent

Job Role

Hardball Games Ltd are looking for an experienced Environment Artist to join our team based in Brighton, UK to work on our debut multiplatform, multiplayer title.

You’ll work closely with the Art & Design team bringing your passion & experience to create great looking Environment Art. You’ll work with the Art Director to ensure the environments and props fit into the overall art direction of the project. We're looking for a motivated artist who enjoys handling a variety of work and has a passion to learn new techniques and tools with the adaptability to create environment art in different styles.


  • We’re a small company, so we value collaboration with team members across all disciplines, and you’ll be expected to communicate and work well with the whole team.
  • You’ll be expected to iterate quickly, but also be able to clean up and produce highly polished work as necessary.
  • Taking ownership of larger art tasks and seeing them through to completion.
  • We value autonomy and expect you to manage your own workload to deliver on schedule.
  • You’ll be a proactive and positive contributor to the project and support your team.


  • Portfolio demonstrating proven ability at creating high-quality art assets using multiple 3d & 2d packages (Autodesk Maya, ZBrush and Substance Painter / Designer).
  • Good understanding in architectural layout and scene composition.
  • Strong working knowledge of physically based shaders and proficient in next-gen asset creation.
  • Minimum 3 years in the games industry working in an environment art capacity.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with Art, Design and Code.
  • Easy going attitude - being flexible with new ideas and most importantly open to direction and iteration.
  • Passion for improving skills and developing new pipelines.

Bonus Points

  • Experience of working with Unity or Unreal.
  • Experience in Blender and/or Houdini.
  • Strong skillset in traditional 2D sketching, drawing and painting is beneficial.

About Hardball

We are a well-funded startup built around the Brighton-based makers of CSR Racing, Pure, Split Second, and most recently LEGO Star Wars Battles on Apple Arcade. The core team has been working together for over fifteen years in one guise or another on console, PC and mobile free-to-play. It’s a strong foundation on which to build and we’d love to welcome you on board for the next stage of our journey.

We make bombastic, larger-than-life, high-action videogames for mass market audiences. We always put the fun first. Multiplayer, social, stream-able and multiplatform cross-play.

Our goal is to create world-beating interactive entertainment that allows people to play together in innovative and satisfying new ways. With creative freedom and an independent spirit, we celebrate talent and aspire to offer a meritocracy where you’ll be appreciated, supported and stretched.

We believe that to make fun games, we have to have fun making them together. We do this in a supportive, collaborative environment where we encourage everyone to input into the design process.

Life at Hardball

We worked through the pandemic and learned to operate from home. We also appreciate that many people value face-to-face interactions and a workspace away from home. We offer complete flexibility to our employees. We have an office and will offer regular work and social events there. So whether you choose to be a digital nomad, a home worker or to come into the office regularly, you’ll always have a friendly base to return to should the need arise.

Brighton is a great place to live and work. It’s nestled between the sea and the beautiful South Downs national park. It has a vibrant nightlife with plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs. There are great city-wide festivals for music, culture, the arts and comedy each year. There is a real buzz about the place. If that ever becomes overwhelming, you can hang out on the beach, swim in the sea or explore the countryside within a mile or two of the town centre.

We commit to providing a professional and inclusive working environment and a positive atmosphere. We offer a good salary, bonus, pension and training opportunities but the main thing is that we offer a great home for creative talent.

Environment Artist

Brighton, UK
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High school

Published on 02/28/2023

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