Senior Lighting Artist

Deviation Games
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Deviation Games is looking for a Senior Lighting Artist to add real-time dramatic and memorable lighting in environments and cinematics for AAA game projects. The Senior Lighting Artist will work with a team of artists, programmers, and designers to develop cutting-edge visuals and atmosphere for the game world.


  • Collaborate with the Art Director and other team members to produce immersive environmental lighting that matches an established visual target
  • Generate environmental lighting that suits a specific mood, atmosphere, and gameplay intent
  • Be responsible for creating and managing assets, including textures, colors, atmospheric effects, HDR skies, and other aspects of post-process production
  • Create compelling lighting while maintaining performance within the game engine
  • Edit objects and textures if needed to amplify the lighting of a scene
  • Collaborate with other teams to achieve a visual target and solve lighting-related matters
  • Relay constructive feedback and share methods concerning lighting and tools for the production pipeline
  • Work with other artists to establish lighting techniques and methodology for best practices

Skills & Requirements


  • 4+ years game industry experience working as a Lighting Artist
  • Minimum of 2 shipped AAA video game titles
  • Expert knowledge of lighting techniques, pre-rendered/real time, with an emphasis on global illumination, dynamic lights, ambient occlusion and pre-baked light maps
  • Knowledge of Physically Based Rendering methods and standards
  • Ability to find creative solutions around engine performance challenges related to lighting
  • Excellent eye for color, shadow, light, and atmosphere when lighting environments
  • Be self-motivated and make informed choices when working alone
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in Photoshop, Maya, 3DS Max (expertise in one primary 3D software program preferred)
  • Meet deadlines in a quick and efficient manner
  • Flexibility and interest in learning new software programs
  • Show exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Have a zeal for the game industry, and video games in general
  • Position is on-site in Santa Monica, CA, must be willing to relocate if necessary


  • Skills in world-building and level population
  • Traditional art techniques and methods
  • Knowledge and methods pertaining to the game production cycle

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

We’re Deviation Games. Yes, we’re new, and it’s our mission to make the most engaging, innovative games on the planet. Our founders started this company to develop the types of games they themselves want to play. We are looking to build teams of creative inventors, who learn from each other and work on the leading edge of what is possible in video game creation.