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Senior Environment Artist

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a talented, self-motivated Senior Environment Artist to collaborate with a growing team of developers.

The Senior Environment Artist will be responsible for expertly creating aesthetically pleasing environments for a cross-platform RPG, in Unreal Engine 4. This artist will be responsible for worldbuilding, modeling high and low-poly objects, baking textures, exporting/importing assets, applying materials, assembling environments, mentoring others, and will generally be an exceptional game developer.


  • Efficiently model, UV map, bake, and create the materials, in a PBR pipeline, for environment assets and assemble them in Unreal Engine 4
  • Create a wide range of high-quality environment art assets including props as well as interiors and exteriors of structures
  • Manage terrain, foliage, and worldbuilding efforts via proprietary tools
  • Work closely with Art Director, Art Lead, Tech Artists and Level Designers to ensure the visual target is met or exceeded
  • Share knowledge with others via documentation and ability to mentor of other artists


  • Effective working knowledge of performant and attractive level building as well as modular assembly techniques for Unreal Engine 4
  • High proficiency with Maya, ZBrush, Substance, PBR materials, and lighting
  • Proficiency with SpeedTree and some familiarity with Houdini
  • 5+ years in the game industry with at least one shipped title
  • Strong organizational and communication skills


  • Knowledge of architecture and engineering fundamentals as well as construction methods
  • Working knowledge of color theory
  • Concept development skills
  • Understanding principles of good composition
  • Passion for gaming and the games Obsidian makes

Portfolio Requirements

  • A web portfolio that demonstrates a range of high quality 3D rendered samples and 2D texture art
  • Examples of lit interiors/exteriors
  • A range of hard surface and organic models
  • Samples from previous industry work

Portfolio Pluses

  • Architectural rendering samples
  • Environment art concept samples
  • Complex material examples in Unreal Engine 4

Obsidian Entertainment is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. We only accept electronic applications.

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