Lead Environment Artist - nDreams Studio (Hybrid)



We are looking for an experienced Lead Environment Artist, who will be responsible for guiding a team to invent fully realized, beautifully crafted worlds for our upcoming VR game titles.

You will be working alongside the Art Director to drive the overall quality of the game’s environments with their team, whilst furthering yourself and your team’s personal development, mentoring and peer critiquing. You will help to build an excellent creative environment, fostering self-improvement and ownership, whilst establishing pipelines and processes that empower discovery whilst refining awe-inspiring games.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the environment art team in the creation of visually stunning environments that both closely capture the “look” and artistic style of the project, as well as efficiently satisfy all technical engine and design requirements.
  • Champion high standards and best practices to maintain the visual style and quality throughout the development cycle of a project.
  • Manage risk against potential visual gains and can clearly communicate and reason decisions to the production team on a larger scale.
  • Lead environment art related technical discussions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Become the bridge for communication between the environment art team and the project team.
  • Collaborate with the Art Director to deliver technical & visual briefs for outsourcer vendors.
  • Share your expertise and mentor the environment art team for their growth and development.
  • Oversee the team's output and delivery through regular reviews and feedback and iterate on feedback from the Art Director to achieve publishable content.
  • Work with Production to own the schedule & planning for the environment art team and define your team’s roadmap for the project.
  • Play a key role in creating pipelines and workflows with an advanced understanding of the scope and limitations of the project and create solutions adapted to those constraints.


Essential capabilities

  • Advanced in game art pipelines, world building and implementation with an excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine.
  • Possesses advanced knowledge of art creation tools - Maya, Z-Brush, Substance Suite, Photoshop and complimentary software.
  • Excels in interpreting game design, concept art and reference boards and communicate the vision clearly to the environment art team.
  • Great time management skills with the ability to scope and prioritize your own work schedule along with assisting production to help the scheduling and task assignment for the environment art team.
  • Able to promote team spirit and consider the well-being of the team, being aware of the mental state of the team.

Desired experience

  • Extensive experience in the games industry, preferably with several published products within the Console, PC, VR or Mobile space, with at least one project in a leadership position.
  • Have proactively identified potential conflicts and implemented strategies to prevent them.
  • Experienced project cycles enabling you to build trust with stakeholders by demonstrating expertise and delivering results.
  • Comfortable in mentoring and supplying training to all levels of the environment team.


Who we are -

Here at nDreams Studio, our development hub and HQ, we are looking for new team members who can help to shape our highly-anticipated, next-generation PlayStation VR2 game.

Combining a drive to push technological boundaries with proven gaming excellence, we are the team who set the standard for VR action games with Fracked and the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

With our team’s triple-A credentials and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, we’ve got the skillset, processes, and creative vision to deliver innovative, high-end games for all VR platforms and genres. If it’s VR gaming, you will find nDreams at the forefront of it.

Our projects continue to advance the present and define the future of VR. Want to be a part of it? Apply today to join a studio with a state-of-the-art collaborative workflow and diverse talents assembled from world-leading game developers and publishers.

Why nDreams?

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR. We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.

We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).


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