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Deep Silver Dambuster Studios

Nottingham - United Kingdom
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Senior Environment Artist


The City of Angels is now the city of the undead.

And so we need your help in creating the sun soaked backdrop to a full scale zombie apocalypse set across the iconic Californian city for the next instalment of the world renowned Dead Island franchise.

Are you a Senior Environment Artist or have you mastered your craft and are now ready to step up? If so, then we have your next challenge waiting…

Who Should Apply?

No two Dambusters are created the same, and so we have a tight-knit crew of artists from all backgrounds and walks of life working as a part of our in-house art department.

We value Inclusivity and Diversity within the workplace and so we recently took the pledge towards Raising the Game.

If you feel that you have the skills, knowledge and experience required to join them, then we definitely want to hear from you, but here are some of the things that we always like to see.

What You Need to Help Us Bring the Dead to Life

Here are the fundamental skills and expertise required to be a successful Senior Environment Artist at Dambuster Studios:

  • Expertise with painting software.
  • Expertise with 3d modelling software (3ds Max and Maya preferred).
  • Fully up-to-date with current generation texturing processes, tools and workflows.
  • Great communication skills and a solid team-player attitude.
  • The ability to contribute innovative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.
  • An in-depth understanding of the relationship between design and art and its importance in building cohesive worlds.

Not Essential, but Great to Have:

  • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 and the according toolset.
  • Traditional painting and drawing skills.

What We Will Look For in Your Portfolio

Don’t worry if your portfolio isn’t full of apocalyptic scenery, show us these things and you’ll be stiff competition (pun intended):

  • A keen eye for detail and realism.
  • Examples of world building knowledge
  • The creation of highpoly assets and then their conversion to an in game resolution.
  • A clear understanding of the normal mapping process.
  • A strong understanding of UV layout and how to get the best out of your textures.
  • Perspective for the overall scene and the bigger picture for the task at hand.
  • Well-structured composition within work shown.
  • Examples of lighting and how to make the most of the assets you create.

What You Will Be Doing

Life as a Dambuster is wonderfully varied, but here are some of the daily responsibilities for this role:

  • Working autonomously to create outstanding photorealistic environments within the limitations of the engine.
  • Understanding and following style guides to guarantee the consistency of the game.
  • Working as part of a team to produce a single goal.
  • Working within inter-disciplinary teams of Artists and Designers.
  • Taking ownership of specific pieces of content and provide adhoc instruction to others.
  • Accepting and following direction, and receiving always constructive criticism.
  • Completing all tasks in a timely manner and to a consistent high quality standard.
  • Demonstrating a desire to learn and grow professionally.

What’s In It for you?

Aside from the opportunity to work on the highly anticipated, next instalment of the AAA Dead Island franchise, we are a studio that offers a host of benefits and perks.

  • An industry competitive salary.
  • A creative and collaborative work environment with genuine opportunities to progress within the studio.
  • Cutting edge development environment with access to the latest technologies.
  • Funded learning and development opportunities.
  • An experienced, passionate and diverse team.
  • A vibrant, modern and well-serviced city centre location.
  • Gym membership scheme.
  • Free financial advice.
  • Workplace pension scheme.
  • Annual pay reviews.
  • Employee referral bonus scheme.
  • Group life assurance policy.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Relocation assistance.

And a whole host of other soft benefits that help make Dambuster Studios such a great place to work:

  • Flexible start and end times to the working day.
  • Support and encouragement to participate in outreach opportunities.
  • Twice yearly studio funded team building events.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Weekly events such as breakfast Monday, coffee Wednesday and pastry Friday.
  • Annual Christmas party and family focused summer BBQ.
  • Free fruit & soft drinks.
  • Peer nominated SuperStar of the month award.