Lead Environmental Artist

Roswell, GA | Permanent | Job ID #60403 |
Posted Last Month

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Art Director to define the visual quality and theme of the world
  • Manage, train, and guide the team in the creation of the world which fits the artistic vision and, on the timeline, determined for the project
  • Determine what is needed to build the environments and generate tasks for the team members to accomplish this goal
  • Help layout the broad strokes of the world to lay the foundation for the team to build upon
  • Work with the Producers and Art Director on the project timelines for Env Team
  • Collaborate with other department leads and level designers to fulfill the vision of the project
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current artistic workflows and the ability to contribute effectively when needed
  • Understanding of UE4 and ability to effectively utilize it in a production environment
  • Attend and contribute to daily sync up meetings as well as any other kickoff and planning meetings that arise
  • Provide art feedback to outsource partners pertaining to Environment Art
  • Evaluate and provide Quarterly 1 on 1’s for the Environment Team
  • Be receptive to the needs of the team and help them with any issues that may arise
  • Assist in the hiring and training of team members
  • Be able to work autonomously, if needed
  • Be receptive to feedback and implement it


  • Lead Environment Artist with 8+ years experience in the games industry
  • Shipped at least one title as a Lead Environment Artist
  • Excellent Leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Relevant Software Knowledge of the Substance Suite, Photoshop, 3dsMax, Marvelous Designer, and Zbrush
  • Strong UE4 experience
  • Passionate about the Craft
  • Knowledge of current techniques and terminology


  • Profit Share
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision 100% of premiums for the family covered by employer
  • Up to 30 days of PTO
  • 16 paid Holidays
  • Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • 401k Match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Flexible Hours
  • Employee & Family Team Building Events
  • Volunteer Days

Preference to applicants with:

  • Knowledge of Quixel Megascan/Mixer
  • Knowledge of Houdini a Plus
  • Knowledge of UE4 BluePrint a plus
  • Knowledge of a terrain generator (World Machine, Gaea)
  • Knowledge of Foliage creation Software (SpeedTree, GrowFX)

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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