Senior Lighting Artist

Responsibilities:

• Work with art director and other artists to create compelling environment lighting while maintaining a consistent style throughout the game

• Create atmospheric lighting that communicates mood, storytelling and gameplay

• Create and manage the assets required in our post process pipeline, including colour volume textures, fog textures, HDR Skies, etc.

• Optimization of lighting to meet performance requirements while maintaining the established look and feel

• Adjust textures and objects as necessary for best lighting results

• Collaborate with programming, art, and design teams to solve lighting challenges

• Provide feedback and insight in the development of lighting pipelines and tools

• Establish best practices and mentor other artists in the use of good lighting techniques


Qualifications:

• 3+ years Senior level experience in game development lighting

• Excellent understanding of real-time and pre-rendered lighting techniques (including dynamic lights, global illumination, ambient occlusion, and pre-baked light map solutions)

• Excellent understanding of Physically Based Rendering standards and techniques.

• Excellent understanding of the impacts of lighting on a typical game level and the ability to demonstrate problem solving in this regard.

• A strong understanding of light, shadow, and colour, with the ability to use that understanding to create dynamic compositions.

• Demonstrated ability to work self-directed when necessary

• Proficient with Maya, 3ds Max (or at least one major 3D software package) & Photoshop

• Ability to meet tight deadlines in our fast-paced environment

• Aptitude for learning new software tools

• Possess exemplary oral and written communication skills

• A passion for games and the games industry


Preferred Extras:

• Experience with level population and world building a plus

• Strong traditional art background

• Excellent understanding of efficient techniques for game production

• Willing to relocate to London, Ontario an asset


Apply for this full-time opportunity directly on our website!


Contact Details:
Digital Extremes Ltd
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Contact: Heidi Flynn
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