Lighting Artist

NetherRealm Studios
Chicago, IL, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Netherrealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc., is looking for an exceptionally skilled Environment Lighting Artist to help bring out the life, mood, and emotion of our stories. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of dynamic/static lighting, post process effects, proficiency with physically based shading systems, and a team-oriented collaborative approach to art production. 

  • Responsible for working closely with team members to light in-game and cinematic moments
  • Work collaboratively with rendering engineers to develop and improve the lighting/rendering pipeline
  • Help guide and improve asset creation workflows to yield better lighting results
  • Address and implement feedback from Directors and Leads
  • Stay current with the industry leading standards for lighting and post

Skills & Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of lighting, value, composition, color and attention to detail in environmental design.
  • Minimum 2-year 2D/3D art degree, architecture degree, or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of game industry experience as a lighting artist, with at least one shipped AAA title.
  • Proficient in lighting fully photorealistic environments and characters.
  • In-depth knowledge of Unreal Engine 4. Bonus points for Blueprint and Sequencer familiarity.
  • Solid understanding of performance requirements for different lighting approaches.
  • Well rounded understanding of asset creation, specifically areas that relate to materials and lighting.
  • Proficiency with Physically Based Shading including material painting in Substance Painter/Designer.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational skills and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Receptive to direction and performs well within a team environment.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please apply here: Lighting Artist

About the Company

The creative team that brought the Mortal Kombat franchise to life is now NetherRealm Studios, part of the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment family. With over 20 years of creation under our belts, NetherRealm’s mission remains the same; to create cutting edge entertainment and deliver industry leading tech, game art and overall gaming experiences. NetherRealm Studios is a collaborative and creative environment, constantly striving to up the ante on what is possible in interactive entertainment. We encompass the best of both worlds – a team of dedicated professionals with years of experience, who are also at the forefront of an industry taking over the entertainment landscape. The passion and energy that made Mortal Kombat a reality is still on display every day in our offices, our hallways and most definitely the studio’s arcade room!