Material Artist

Art Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a Material Artist to join our talented Fable team here in Leamington Spa


We are a premier Xbox Game Studio, crafting genre-defining games that delight players with their accessibility, visual allure, and pure fun. Our diverse and passionate team is currently working on the exciting reboot of the much-adored Fable franchise.


As a Material Artist, your role will be integral in collaborating with the Environment Art team to deliver high-quality materials and textures for assets, architecture, and biomes.

You will strive for excellence in creating consistent, top-notch environment materials, elevating the visual content of our game. Your ability to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders will be essential in this role.

Our ideal candidate is a proficient Material Artist with a passion for their craft, demonstrated skills in texturing, and a proven track record in the field.

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art studio in Royal Leamington Spa.


  • Working closely with Leads, Seniors, and multi-disciplinary stakeholders, you'll establish texture and material workflows.
  • Create superior environment materials for props, architecture, geology, and terrain.
  • Participate in the creation of benchmarks for various asset types, defining workflows and processes for obtaining optimal results. Develop a base material library for use in asset creation.


  • Experience in material art creation, demonstrated by an online portfolio. Expertise in shader networks and procedural texturing. Familiarity with industry-standard software such as Zbrush, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, and Maya.
  • Strong knowledge of PBR workflows and an understanding of how materials behave in the real world.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills, an ability to manage tasks, meet deadlines, address work-related challenges proactively, and a drive for learning and professional growth.


  • Experience working on console games or RPG games. Skills in photogrammetry and using scan data in your work.

This is a phenomenal opportunity to contribute to world-class games alongside a talented and collaborative team at one of the industry's most thrilling first-party game studios.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds.