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Environment Artist

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a talented, self-motivated Environment Artist to join the team making our next world-class RPG. 

The Environment Artist will be a part of a cross-discipline group that works together to create aesthetically pleasing environments for a cross-platform RPG. The ideal candidate is someone who has a flair for creating high-quality props and environment assets, responds to feedback positively, and enjoys teamwork but can also take direction and be productive independently.

This position requires the ability to work onsite or in a hybrid capacity at the Obsidian Entertainment office in Irvine, CA.


  • Model high and low poly objects, bake textures, export/import assets, apply materials, and assemble environments
  • Proactively participate in technical and aesthetic problem solving discussions
  • Integrate art assets into Unreal Engine to set dress and beautify areas 
  • Work closely with Art Director, Art Lead, and Area Designers to ensure the visual target is met or exceeded


  • Highly proficient with Maya, ZBrush, and Substance Designer & Painter, with emphasis on highly realistic in-game results
  • 3+ years in the game industry with at least one shipped title
  • Strong high and low poly modeling skills, with demonstrated skill in quality baking of textures
  • Awareness of architecture, engineering fundamentals, PBR materials and lighting
  • Ability to skillfully world build; terrain sculpting, painting, prop/vegetation placement, and set dressing


  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong concept development skills
  • Knowledge of basic color theory
  • Understand the principles of good composition
  • Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines 
  • Ability to be resourceful and come up with creative solutions
  • 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

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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