Lighting Artist

Art Bromley, United Kingdom


Description

About Splash Damage 
 

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world’s most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world’s leading partners and have worked with many of gaming’s most beloved universes over the years. 

Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK’s 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we’ve been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that. 

We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven’t been announced yet. Come join us!
Splash Damage is looking for a talented Lighting Artist with a strong understanding of lighting and composition to help create stunning and inspiring environments for the Gears of War Franchise.


The role:

Working within our multi-discipline art team, you will be collaborating with Art Direction and Design to ensure our maps are fun to play and look visually impressive.

As a Splash Damage Lighting Artist, you will:

  • Work with the Art Director and Lead Artists to keep artistic style & mood consistent with our defined visual style for the game
  • Collaborate with the Design Team to maintain gameplay requirements, and with Tech Art to manage a balance between aesthetic quality and performance requirements
  • Maintain quality, efficiency and consistency across your work

Essential experience: 
  • Great artistic knowledge and ability to devise creative lighting solutions
  • Experience working with lighting in Unreal Engine 4
  • A strong understanding of the lighting process, especially regarding static lighting, light map creation, an understanding of light diffusion, atmospherics, global illumination and PBR
  • Good communication ability to receive and provide clear feedback
  • Passion for game development

Desired experience:
  • Strong traditional art skills or photography
  • Good understanding of physically based rendering
  • Ability to participate in R&D of new techniques and implement into production pipeline
  • Expertise in Post processing; colour grading, SSAO, bloom, tone mapping curves etc.

Studio Culture 

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We get together regularly for a wide range of social events, enjoying pub quizzes, cinema trips and gaming nights, competing in our plethora of sports and game groups, and letting our hair down at our legendary company parties, karaoke and our weekly Friday get togethers for in-house drinks, games and more. 
 
Find out more on our Studio page.