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Lead Lighting Artist – London and South East – AAA Games

Location: London, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Splash Damage

My client is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and they’re all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. This year they have released 2 killer action shooter games for PC and Console and have no signs of slowing down.

They are looking for a talented Lead Lighting Artist with a strong understanding of lighting and composition to help create stunning and inspiring environments one of their AAA Projects.

You will be leading artists, setting workflows, providing visual benchmarks and mentoring. You’ll be inspiring the team and setting the map art quality bar while collaborating with Art direction and Art leads to ensure the maps are fun to play and look visually impressive.


  • Work with the Art Leads and the Art Director to develop the visual style, project planning, workflows, pipelines, maintain performance requirements and to define the quality bar 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
  • Lead, motivate and inspire a team of creative artists to help them to maintain quality, efficiency and consistency through feedback and mentoring.
  • Maintain a great level of communication within your team, with the project’s producer and with other Leads.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience leading a team
  • Great artistic knowledge and ability to devise creative lighting solutions
  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals and design (including a thorough insight into composition and colour theory)
  • Great technical knowledge of how to do lighting in game engines such as Unreal
  • Good communication ability to receive and provide clear feedback

Desirable Skills:

  • 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

In Return

  • Private medical insurance
  • Private dental insurance
  • Complimentary gym membership
  • Free eye tests + discounted glasses
  • Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
  • Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Referral fee


Interested in this job? Applications are reviewed continuously so please email your CV along with a link to your portfolio to:

Declan Blayney | Art Consultant | OPM Response   

The salary bracket is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer.  Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

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Tags: Lighting Art Categories: Art , Creative


Declan Blayney

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