Senior Environment Artist

Art Horsham, United Kingdom


Position at Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly is looking for an experienced Senior Environment Artist to join our historical Total War team based at our studio in Horsham, in the heart of West Sussex.

In this exciting role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and creation of battles maps for Total War. Working alongside the Game Designers, Art Leads and Development Managers, you will help to ensure the implementation and delivery of battle maps, their set dressing, and models.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

This role can be offered as hybrid / in-studio or fully remote within country of employment in exceptional circumstances. Further details can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities

You will be key in developing the battle maps and battle assets, using industry standard art tools and our own in-house tools and pipelines. 

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Create beautiful 3D art using tools to produce 3D meshes, textures and materials that are to an industry leading standard
  • Create high-quality environments and assets
  • Work closely with the Art Directors and Leads to aid development of a strong visual direction for battle maps
  • Work with multiple teams to develop efficient workflows and pipelines for asset creation
  • Have a strong focus on quality and risks throughout the fast delivery cycle
  • Have ownership and be responsible for whole environments
  • Use gameplay design to take environments from a grey box to final production quality
  • Work closely with Technical Artists and rendering teams to ensure high performance on high and low rigs.
Knowledge, Skill and Experience

  • Demonstrated visual flare and artistic talent
  • Skill in 3ds Max/Maya/ZBrush/Photoshop/Substance Painter
  • Industry experience in creating quality 3D environments and other assets
  • Knowledge of games development pipeline/environment/engines
  • Self-motivated approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally, complemented by a positive can-do attitude
  • Experience working effectively in a team
  • Passion and ability to drive realistic visually appealing environments
  • Proven experience implementing game environments.
  • All-round art ability
  • Love of games
  • Knowledge of Substance Designer
  • Experience in Houdini
  • Skills in Unreal Engine and Unity are a plus
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring
  • Lighting, composition and set dressing skills
  • Technical art skills
  • Photogrammetry knowledge\experience.

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, creating deep and detailed experiences that last. 

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for six consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We are a company that’s secure and safe – you don’t need to worry about job security at CA.

We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support, and development to achieve your potential. 

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture facility. 

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio working

  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)

  • Enhanced holiday allowance, maternity and paternity breaks, flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays

  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists

  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening

  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays

  • Annual discretionary studio bonus

  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others

  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance

  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group

  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site

  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library

  • Free breakfast in the studio every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen

  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions

  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy

  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents

  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases

  • Studio community activities such as life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief. ​