Associate Lead Environment Artist

Art Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for an Associate Lead Environment Artist to join our Fable team who will help realise our game's vision and work alongside award-winning technical and creative talent.

As Associate Lead Environment Artist you’ll oversee a specialist area within the Environment Art team, working in conjunction with the Art Director and Lead Environment Artists to deliver work for the team and ensure our high-quality bar is realised. You will also have experience in the technical aspects of your craft as well as being comfortable communicating with technical departments.


  • Lead, motivate and inspire your specialist team to maintain and push visual quality while delivering within the production needs.
  • Management of Environment Artists within your specialist area, including holding regular check-ups, setting objectives, looking after the wellbeing of the team, and providing the support that might be needed in their daily work.
  • Point of contact for your team to drive the visual quality in conjunction with Environment Art Lead and Art Director.
  • Act as hiring manager building the team depending on the project needs together with the Environment Art Lead and Art Producer.


  • Shipped title in a senior or lead role, Ideally in AAA.
  • Experience with previous titles, seeing production from initial phase to delivery.
  • Strong interest in self-development of managerial skills, overseeing the work of other team members and mentoring and developing them.
  • Understand the importance of communication and collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • A strong understanding of technical aspects for environment creation together with a proactive drive for efficiency in work methods & the maintenance of high standards.
  • Good understanding of current generation production workflows in relation to environment art production.
  • Able to provide clear and consistent feedback and critique based on art direction and any technical considerations.
  • Good technical knowledge of one specialist area that goes into production of an open world environment.
  • Portfolio showcasing your proficiency within the craft.
  • Keen interest in games and game design beyond art.

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