Environment Artist (All levels)

Art Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for an Environment Artist to join our talented Forza Horizon 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 always looking out for passionate individuals to join the Forza Family.


As an Environment Artist, you will be working with the Environment team to deliver the content required for creating the immersive environment of Forza Horizon. You will be responsible for creating consistently high-quality environment art and raising the bar for content in our game. You'll work closely with internal stakeholders, so communicating effectively is essential.

Our ideal candidate is an extraordinary Environment Artist who is passionate about their craft, skilled in 3d modelling, texturing, and scene composition and has the track record to prove it.

This role is based in our state-of-the-art studio in Leamington Spa, with a hybrid work model.


  • Work closely with Leads, Directors, and multi-disciplinary stakeholders to create visually stunning environments that meet gameplay needs.
  • You will develop and focus on at least one area of environmental asset creation, such as Hard Surface, Architecture, Geology, Foliage, Terrain, Roads, Composition or Materials.


  • Experience in Environment Art development, demonstrated by an online portfolio.
  • Expertise in 3D modelling, texturing, and scene composition.
  • Strong understanding of the use of real-world reference.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard software like 3ds Max, Zbrush, Substance Suite, and Photoshop.
  • Strong knowledge of PBR techniques and asset authoring industry standards.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills. Ability to manage tasks, meet deadlines, proactively address work-related issues, and a passion for learning and evolving as a professional.


  • Experience with procedural workflows such as the use of Houdini. Skills in photogrammetry and using scan data in your work.

This is an incredible opportunity to make world-class games with a talented and collaborative team at one of the industry's most exciting first-party game studios.

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