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Lighting Artist - SUMO NOTTINGHAM


Sumo Digital Ltd.


Nottingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation




Permanent | Full Time


Sumo Nottingham develops characterful, accessible and innovative action/adventure and racing games for console and PC. We are part of Sumo Digital Ltd., an independent UK developer working with some of the world's biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony and Sega.

The role @ Sumo Nottingham

We have an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced Lighting Artist to join our experienced team in Nottingham.

You will be a core pillar of the art team and help determine the final look and feel of our stunning environments. The ideal candidate will have a strong drive to achieve the agreed vision, and is well versed in working as part of team of experienced artists.

Within this role you will:

  • Design and implement lighting for our environments and cinematics on our current projects
  • Work with the Art Director on look development for pre-production and pitches
  • Collaborate with the Art and Engineering teams to develop tools and pipelines.

  • To be successful you will need to have:

  • Strong sense of lighting theory including exposure, artificial and natural light, reflections and colour temperature
  • Strong abilities in real time rendering and post FX in a physically based pipeline
  • Knowledge of shaders, materials and textures and their impact on lighting
  • Understanding the use of lighting in gameplay to guide the player path and highlight objectives.
  • Ability to balance visual quality, design needs and performance requirements.
  • A minimum of 5 years of production experience working on AAA games or film.
  • Experience in Unreal 4 is advantageous.

  • Where you'll be working

    Our studio is in Nottingham's Castle Marina, near Nottingham's picturesque canal route and just fifteen minutes' walk from the City Centre. The studio is served by excellent bus, tram and cycle links and the railway station is a ten-minute walk away.

    Nottingham has lots to see and do, including a huge choice of bars and restaurants, art galleries and numerous cultural events. There are several large parks in and around the city (including Wollaton Park, containing Batman's house!), and it sits on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District area. It has excellent road and rail links to the North and South of the country, with London less than two hours away by train.

    What we'll do for you

    We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. We support your personal development through access to training resources and time to work on them. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, vouchers on your birthday and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.

    We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves, and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, with emphasis on well being and work/life balance.

    Want to know more about Sumo?

    Sumo Digital, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and 2019 TIGA Award for Best Independent Studio, continues to be one of the UK's most prolific game developers, enjoying year on year stability and growth since its founding in 2003. We have UK studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, Warrington, The Chinese Room in Brighton and Red Kite Games in Leeds, along with Sumo Video Games in Pune, India.

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