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Lead Environment Artist – AAA Games – Middlesbrough, UK

Project: AAA Games

OPMs client is looking for a Lead Environment Artist to join their team based in Middlesbrough

The successful candidate will be leading the creation of a Major Important RTS IP, directing and implementing the environments within a set technical pipeline, whilst setting schedules, managing other artists and responsible for any required outsourcing within a project; directing, scheduling and implementation of environmental assets.



  • Shipped at least one title as a Senior or Lead Environment Artist
  • Experience in working with outsourcers
  • Advanced understanding of 3D packages, Photoshop, Substance Designer/Painter, and Zbrush
  • Demonstrates excellent foundational skills, including composition, design, structure, silhouette, and colour theory
  • Excellent understanding of the environment art pipeline, dependencies, and overall scope of the project
  • Demonstrates an ability to work with detailed concept art or reference art materials
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring abilities, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Experienced in managing direct reports
  • Experienced working in an Agile workflow



  • Work directly with the Game Lead to keep quality and style consistent across all environments and art assets
  • Provide direction to environment artists for aesthetic and technical considerations
  • Fully understand and work around existing art pipelines
  • Lead the production of art assets required for the projects
  • Able to manage, direct and implement any required outsourcing for the project
  • Expertise with PBR, lighting, rendering, and material authoring
  • Work with Production to prioritise work and maintain a clear and consistent schedule
  • Review work for quality and carry out various supervisory responsibilities
  • Proactive in finding answers and able to clearly communicate issues and direction to the team
  • Capable of owning development of, and delivering, content while leading by example
  • Upholds a sense of professional ownership, keeps a positive attitude, and ensures tasks are completed to quality
  • Able to manage and mentor career development of 3D Artists at various skill levels


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 417!

Lead Environment Artist – AAA Games – Middlesbrough, UK

Middlesbrough, UK
Full time

Published on 04/05/2022

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