Lead Environment Artist

Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, United States
16 days ago

What We Need:

Firaxis Games is looking for a talented Lead Environment Artist to work on one of our upcoming projects. As a Lead Environment Artist, you will be working closely with the Art Director and Lead Concept Artist to establish the visual look and feel of the project. This candidate should have a balance of creativity, a strong ability to lead a team and the technical skills to create assets with the latest trends. By working closely with the Art Director, you will lead the task for identifying and communicating a high-quality visual style.

What You Will Do:

· Work closely with the Art Director in establishing a visual style and quality standard for a new franchise.

· Lead, task, mentor, and conduct one-to-one meetings with your Environment Artists.

· Champion standard processes and advocate towards streamlining tools and processes.

· Supply creative and original ideas towards all aspects of game production and development.

· Provide timely, thoughtful feedback to Environment team to ensure assets are stylistically cohesive and aligned with established artistic and technical quality bars.

· Connect with outsourcing artist and teams.

Who We Believe Will Be an extraordinary Fit:

You are someone who can lead and further a team of artist in crafting high quality assets that reflect the Art Director’s established styles.


· Strong communication and leadership skills and have experience as a lead on at least one AAA title.

· Have gone through multiple game industry production cycles and shipped titles.

· Strong understanding of game art standards and practices and a desire to learn new trends in asset creation.

· Understanding of form, composition, and distribution and purpose of detail.

· Portfolio must demonstrate your versatility.

· Self-motivated with a positive attitude and a phenomenal team-player.

· A passion for making games.


· Strong understanding of PBR and material creation.

· Experience using Unreal Engine.

· Basic level design knowledge.

· A desire for playing a variety of game genres

Who We Are:


Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world-renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis, a fusion of “fiery” and “axis,” communicates the company’s dynamic development process that results in the creation of groundbreaking titles with unparalleled gameplay delivered to gamers around the world. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.



Let gameplay drive decision making


Deliver great work for the studio, the team & yourself


Maintain an environment where people are happy

accept passion

Find opportunities to supply and collaborate

WORK hard-working

Put effort where it pays off the most


Named World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine in 2012, Firaxis is very proud of its legacy of developing award winning titles. We have won multiple BAFTAs, D.I.C.E Awards, Game of the Year titles, and category awards (from “Best Strategy Game” to “Best PC Game”) across our products.

Additionally, our company was also featured in SmartCEO’s “Best-Run Book” for company culture and praised for a focus on “family, fun and flexibility.” Firaxis was also named a finalist in SmartCEO’s Healthiest Company Awards for 2016.

Firaxis Games prides itself on maintaining a quality of life inside and outside the studio – when our team members are happy and healthy, creativity can thrive. We offer boot camp fitness and yoga classes at the office, a free gym with shower, regularly catered lunches and breakfasts, biweekly Friday Happy Hours, company events and parties, and a “FunZone” complete with billiards, foosball, video games, and tabletop gaming space. We are also a philanthropic studio and offer employees the chance to volunteer with local charities and nonprofits throughout the year.

Fulltime employees can also take advantage of Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401K retirement savings, a wellbeing initiative with the opportunity to earn cash rewards, an Employee Assistance Program, and paid time off and paid holidays.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use firaxis.com, 2K.com, and hangar13games.com accounts.

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