Playground Games is looking for a Lead Lighting Artist to join our exceptional team here in Leamington Spa on an entirely new AAA open world action/ RPG project. As Lead Lighting Artist you will work with CG Supervisor to achieve our vision for all areas of Lighting work. 

You will proactively drive lighting technology, processes and pipeline in collaboration with other departments.  You will ensure the delivery of high quality lighting work across all areas of the game, while also identifying risks or opportunities for improvement.  You must have a proven track record, be highly motivated and detail conscious.

You should have:

  • Excellent knowledge of lighting pipelines and cutting-edge art techniques.
  • Experience leading and mentoring a team.
  • The ability to produce benchmark quality lighting look-development.
  • Experience contributing to the development of AAA lighting pipelines.
  • Expert understanding of physically based rendering for games.
  • Experience lighting characters and/or cinematic cutscenes.
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting and colour theory.
  • An interest in off-line 3D rendering.
  • An understanding of digital photography principles.
  • Experience playing the latest competitive
  • Experience with 3DSMax.
  • An understanding of animated VFX is desirable, but not required.

This is an excellent opportunity for exceptional lighting artists who are looking to further their career with an ambitious developer.

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“I feel very lucky to work at PG! I get to work with a world-class team of developers on AAA projects. I am constantly learning new skills and I get to express my creativity every day. I love that at PG, everybody really wants to make the best game that they can!”