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Lighting Artist (Real Time Environments)

Company: Ascendant Studios
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Ascendant Studios is looking for a lighting artist capable of creating emotive and performant lighting scenarios for a realistic title. Our ideal candidate will have had experience working in AAA games or other real-time applications. While this role is focused on environment lighting, some cutscene work may also be required.

This is a full time position. We are all currently working remotely due to Covid-19, but once we return the position may either be based in our office in San Rafael, CA, or remain fully remote.

Key Responsibilities

  • Light game environments for gameplay
  • Work alongside art directors and tech artists to develop our lighting pipeline.
  • Ensure that lighting throughout the game is performant across consoles and PC.


  • 3+ years of experience in games as a lighting artist, with a focus on realistic lighting environments and PBR based pipelines.
  • Experience working with the team at every stage of the project, from preproduction to release.
  • Familiarity with visual effects and shader systems
  • Understanding of color grading and other post process effects
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve on the fly, and collaborate efficiently across disciplines in a small, fast moving team

Good to Have

  • Shipped at least one AAA title on modern consoles.
  • Previous experience working with Unreal Engine 4 a huge plus.
  • Familiarity with Enlighten or other third party lighting solutions.
  • Experience working with outsource partners.

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