Environment Artist

Art Toronto, Ontario


Would you like to work on some of the biggest franchises in gaming? Certain Affinity, the largest independent video game developer in Austin, Texas, has opened a location in Toronto, Canada and we’re looking for exceptionally talented people to join us. Our Toronto studio will collaborate with our Austin location, and together we’ll be co-developing AAA FPS games and creating our own compelling new IP.

As an Associate Environment Artist, you’ll be part of a team creating highly detailed world assets. You’ll have opportunities to set the quality bar for our internal team by creating and visually perfecting an environment by fine-tuning all elements, including skybox, set dressing, materials, composition, and lighting. 


  • Work with Senior Artists to craft and integrate world assets, terrain, and materials using the UE4 engine
  • Work with concept artists in designing and iterating on various aspects of an environment
  • Work with level design to ensure that world art enhances gameplay


  • Environment-focused portfolio showcasing “hero-quality” hard surface and/or organic assets
  • Your portfolio must show examples of environmental storytelling and composition. Be prepared to discuss your composition choices
  • Strong foundation knowledge in traditional arts, including but not limited to graphic design or illustration, color theory, life drawing, environmental and/or architectural design, illustration or similar
  • Experience using development tools and techniques for real-time games
  • Experience using MAX and/or Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Designer, Substance Painter
  • Experience using game engines or middleware such as Unreal, Radiant, Source Engine, etc.
  • Basic understanding of performance constraints
  • Ability to grasp technical information and processes quickly
  • Must be punctual, diligent, articulate, and organized
  • Efficiently manages time constraints and multiple priorities
  • Can improvise without a specific concept or design
  • Must be comfortable creating outstanding Art using highly complex tools and pipelines
  • A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Passion for video games

Extra Credit

  • Shipped 1 or more AAA title as an environment artist