Senior Lighting Artist

Hidden Path Entertainment
Belleview, WA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Summary of Position

You will be responsible for the design and implementation of all lighting, skybox, atmosphere, and post-process effects for a next-generation RPG using Unreal Engine 4. You will collaborate with other senior artists on the environment, character, cinematics and VFX teams. You will be responsible for developing and documenting lighting styles, processes, and standards. This role reports to the Studio Art Director.

Hidden Path is an inclusive, collaborative environment. You will be working with animators, designers, engineers, and other disciplines from all walks of life who have a variety of different perspectives. Being able to navigate and thrive in this kind of environment will be key to your success.

Skills & Requirements

You Should:

  • Have worked as a lighting artist on a shipped title, preferably in UE4
  • Demonstrate the ability to create beautiful skybox art using a combination of photographic, procedural, and illustrated elements
  • Understand HDR lighting and dynamic exposure
  • Understand post-processing effects including color grading
  • Have a passion for exploring new lighting techniques and technologies
  • Understand the performance trade-offs of various lighting approaches
  • Understand how lighting and grading interacts with and enhances gameplay and the player experience
  • Understand lighting tools and pipeline development; working with tech teams to research and develop tool needs
  • Understand color theory and lighting fundamentals
  • Experience with PBR lighting and rendering
  • Have a collaborative and friendly approach to your peer interactions
  • Be able to reasonably estimate task duration, explain any risks of task creation, come up with creative solutions as required
  • Care about organized working practices and asset management

Nice to have:

  • Understanding of material creation, shader lighting components and shading models
  • Experience creating or tuning node-based PBR materials in UE4
  • Experience lighting one or more AAA game titles
  • 3D generalist skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Email your resume and portfolio to

About the Company

Hidden Path Entertainment is an independent video game company established to develop and produce interactive entertainment software for current and future generations of video game consoles, virtual reality platforms, and other computing platforms. Hidden Path is currently working on both independently-funded and publisher-funded projects, developing fun and innovative titles for some of the most popular companies in gaming.