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Lead Environment Artist (Unreal Engine 5)



Date posted

26th July

About Us:

ZA/UM is a video game studio that in 2019 released the award-winning role-playing game Disco Elysium. We are based in the UK and Europe, we have offices in Porto, Brighton and London. Our team is spread across a number of countries around the globe. Currently, the team is composed of around 65 writers, artists, developers and producers.

The Role:

You are an experienced Lead Environment Artist with a solid understanding of Unreal Engine and its art pipeline requirements. You bring to the table a proven understanding of modular environment production with a keen sense of composition. You’ll oversee, mentor, and assist in growing the Environment Art team to fulfil project requirements under the guidance of the Art Director. As Lead Environment Artist you effortlessly navigate and communicate across cross-functional teams to create exciting and immersive worlds.

Scope of Work
  • Create multiple assets for Interiors, Urban and Landscape areas
  • Coordinate and participate in world building and assembly processes
  • Assist in hiring and mentoring the Environment Art team
  • Take ownership of Environment Art roadmap
  • Plan and assign tasks to your team as required
  • Work closely with Art, Design, and Writing, to uphold Creative Direction
  • Work closely with the Tech and Tech Art Team to create and automate processes
  • Create guides and kitbash collections
  • Ensure asset quality and timeliness of Environment Art Team deliverables
  • Assist in managing outsource relations, planning, and quality assurance
  • Create appropriate processes documentation when required
  • Contribute to the creative process
Skills & Requirements:
  • Confident in mentoring environmental artists
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4/5
  • Familiarity with Blueprints in the context of Environment Art placement and related Gameplay Logic
  • Basic knowledge of Unreal Lighting
  • Knowledge of 3d/2d modelling software and modern asset creation pipelines
  • Good sense of composition and keen eye for detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable and accomplished at working with remote teams.
  • Familiar with Agile practices
  • Interest in architecture
  • A love of sci-fi and video games
  • Parametric and Procedural content

How to apply: Please send your CV, portfolio and cover letter to

ZA/UM is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. The organisation - in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities - is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.