Lead Environment Artist - New IP

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

The team behind the multi-award-winning ALIEN: Isolation, fresh from developing Halo Wars 2 with Microsoft and 343 industries, are looking for more world-class talent to join the team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, accomplished Environment Artist to make their mark on the new, undisclosed IP from Creative Assembly’s multi-award-winning team.
The Lead Environment Artist will manage an excellent team, who will create a high fidelity, beautiful and believable world.

Key Responsibilities

As the Lead Environment Artist for the project, you will have significant experience of leading, mentoring and nurturing the developing other artists.

As well as managing the Environment team, conducting regular reviews and overseeing their career development, you will be responsible for both the creation of assets and world construction, from architecture to props and level dressing.

Communication is critical to the success of this role. You will be proactive in communicating progress, steering your team and solving problems, working closely with the wider development teams and design and concept, to produce an engaging and coherent universe.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Demonstrable experience of leading and developing other artists
  • Exceptional Artistic ability
  • Ability to communicate effectively in across the team
  • Developed understanding of contemporary workflows and processes
  • Willingness to engage with and master proprietary tools and systems
  • Expert knowledge of 3DS Max/Maya
  • Demonstrable hard surface modelling ability
  • Practical experience with Zbrush
  • A working knowledge of Substance
  • A strong comprehension of PBR
  • Two or more published AAA titles in an Environment Art capacity 


  • Proficiency with off-line and real-time rendering package
  • Fundamental level design ability or experience
  • Lighting experience and ability
  • A practical comprehension of Post Production effects
  • Traditional Art skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.