Principal Environment Artist

Guildford, UK, Permanent

Ref: ART2201003

With a passion to deliver high-end cinematic games, Supermassive Games is carving a unique and exciting path in the games industry. Want to join us on the journey?

Supermassive Games is looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated Principal Environment Artist to take a lead role on an exciting, ambitious project.

You will be instrumental in overseeing environment creation for imaginative and fantastical worlds, as well as natural, believable locations – always aiming for best-in-class AAA quality, and a sense of cinematic presentation.

Role responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Creative Director, you will be an integral part of the team – taking the lead on environment creation for the project. You will contribute both creatively and structurally, designing awe inspiring play areas and the workflows / pipelines which help to deliver them.
  • Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Oversee environment production pipelines and workflows for an ambitious AAA project
  • Achieve visual results in environments assets competitive with leading AAA games
  • Look for/advocate for opportunities offered by new tech advances in real time environment art, that can benefit the project
  • Working out scope and approach, along with directors and production
  • Mentoring a team of Environment Artists, helping them to produce great results
  • Being an active part of recruitment for further environment hires
  • Meeting all project deadlines as determined by the Senior Producer
  • Be a figurehead for the environment discipline, representing it in meetings and reviews etc.

Skills and experience required:

  • Great artistic skills, ability to ‘tell a story’ in an environment
  • An eye for the detail and chaos that make a CG environment feel believable and natural
  • An affinity for working with surfaces and materials - and understanding of how material choice effects art direction
  • A in depth knowledge of environment production techniques for real time CG
  • An expert level understanding of environment creation in Unreal Engine
  • Ability to produce great work in a timely manner. Know which shortcuts and workarounds make the most sense, and which detract too much from overall quality
  • Good leadership and mentoring skills
  • Good communicator, who works well with others
  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Determined and self-motivated
  • Prepared to rise to a challenge
  • Always striving for quality
  • Team focused
  • Creative and innovative

Why join us?

  • Quarterly Profit-related Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Social events - including large summer party
  • Constantly improving tools and workflow so you can focus on creativity
  • Fast decision-making allows good ideas to flourish
  • We celebrate and nurture talent
  • Our supportive, inclusive and friendly team culture is something we are proud of
  • Work-life balance is something we respect and protect
  • Ultimately, you’ll work on the cutting edge - making innovative and immersive games

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