Lead Environment Artist

Art Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games are looking for a skilled and experienced Lead Environment Artist, responsible for the creation of immersive environments that realise our game’s vision. As Lead Environment Artist, you’ll be overseeing our environment art team, working in conjunction with the Art Director and Production to plan work for the team and ensure our high quality bar is realised.

As a key member of the team, you’ll be responsible for creating consistently high quality environment art, benchmarking and raising the bar for environment content in our titles.

You’ll work closely with Art Direction and internal stakeholders, cascading information to your team, so strong communication and organisational skills are a vital part of your skillset. Your technical and practical abilities will be well developed, and you’ll be able to grasp new concepts and programs quickly, as well as participating in R&D of new techniques to implement into the production pipeline.

As a flexible, highly motivated and detail conscious professional, you’ll use your experience in your field to develop and mentor team members, while retaining hands-on creative responsibilities and keeping up to date with the latest bleeding-edge art production techniques. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Artist to take a step into a more leadership focused position.

Skills summary:

  • Experience of working on published titles on consoles.
  • A proven track record in the delivery of high performance, high quality 3D assets for AAA titles.
  • A thorough understanding of all technical aspects of environment creation.
  • Strong interest in self-development of managerial skills, overseeing the work of other team members and mentoring and developing junior staff
  • An outstanding portfolio demonstrating your environment work for AAA titles

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using cutting edge technology to create world class games, within an established, highly talented and collaborative team.