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Plastic Wax

Sydney - Australia
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Senior Unreal Shading/Lighting Artist - Remote ok


Plastic Wax is an award-winning animation and production studio specialising in the creation of premium digital content for the global video games and film industry.

We are currently looking for a SENIOR UNREAL SHADING ARTIST to work with us on a project-contract basis. We will consider remote for those with exceptional portfolios and/or reels.


  • Use artistic and technical skills to shade in Unreal Engine
  • Show initiative, push ideas and innovate within your duties
  • Art direct and lead the Unreal team
  • Be aware of project/task schedules and be capable of delivering work to deadlines
  • Engage with our Director, Producers and our Unreal Team

Job requirements:

  • Highly proficient in UE4 shading
  • Understanding of lighting fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of colour theory.
  • Strong sense of light and shadow.
  • Knowledge of Global Illumination.
  • Basic understanding of Blueprint.
  • Adept using Photoshop and/or Substance Painter
  • Ability to follow design reference.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate time requirements
  • Positive, pro-active and excellent communication skills
  • A strong understanding of real-world materials is essential and must be demonstrated in your portfolio/reel
  • Onsite candidates must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents.


  • Experience shading and lighting for both in-engine & cinematic/film/TV/VFX use
  • Experience and/or adept at using Substance Designer, 3ds Max, Vray
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring
  • A traditional arts background with emphasis in photography
  • TD skills

If you meet the above job requirements and would like to be part of the Plastic Wax story, please apply with your resume and link/s to your portfolio/reel (please include a shot breakdown)

If your application makes the shortlist, you will be contacted shortly. No phone calls or agencies please.


PLASTIC WAX  is this year’s honoured recipient of:
2017 Winner AEAF - GOLD - Game Trailers
2017 Winner AEAF - SILVER - Game Trailers
2017 Winner NSW Creative Laureate Award
2017 Finalist Promax GAMES Awards

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