Background Artist

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job type: Contract

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Job Description


  • Create backgrounds using a variety of techniques such as digital matte painting and image projection to be used in Unreal Engine.
  • Translate written and verbal direction into visual solutions.
  • Generate terrain, sculpt and layout assets.
  • Work closely with Design and Art Direction ensuring concepts are meeting game play expectations.
  • Explore multiple solutions for a single problem.
  • Over paint white box environments for model/texture artists.
  • Work towards established production deadlines.
  • Create concepts to visually communicate direction.

Skills & Requirements


  • 3+ years’ experience in video game production or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to manipulate 3d assets and create 2.5d midground elements to complement matte painted backgrounds.
  • Expertise in environment, and lighting design.
  • Deep understanding of colour, tone and lighting.
  • Deep understanding of composition and visual storytelling.
  • Can design for a wide variety of styles (photo-realistic, highly stylized, etc.).
  • Highly collaborative individual who values feedback and direction.
  • Unreal knowledge is a plus

How to Apply

Please send resumes/portfolios to Bob at

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit