Lead Environment Artist

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April 1, 2021
Full Time
Seattle, WA

Ironwood Studios is a new Seattle based AA game studio composed of experienced developers. We’re looking for a Lead Environment Artist to join our small team to bring places to life in our first unannounced title, a genre-bending, systems-driven 3D game set in a surreal and mysterious world.

As the lead environment artist on the project, your job will be to drive the creation of the environment art that makes up our unique world and tells its story.


  • You thoroughly enjoy and understand the process of creating strange new environments.
  • You are proactive and value open communication between yourself and the disciplines around you
  • You have a strong interest in self development, and the development and mentoring of those around you
  • You are excited about the challenge of telling unique and interesting stories with your artwork
  • You have a positive attitude and are compassionate and respectful to those around you


  • Fully own the creation of the artwork multiple levels, taking them from design blockout to completion
  • Work closely with the creative director to establish and communicate visual direction
  • Develop cohesive, modular, and efficient techniques & pipelines for creating environment art
  • Collaborate with design and production to manage the timeline and schedule of the levels you create
  • Lead, mentor, and guide any additional environment artists on your team
  • Work with narrative to tell stories with your environments and to convey the themes of the plot.
  • Participate in team brainstorming bringing your ideas and experiences to the table for various aspects of the game


  • Multiple shipped title (AAA or AA) as an environment artist
  • Excellent understanding of 3D environment creation, pipelines, and industry standard software
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine 4 and familiarity with its technical constraints
  • Has an excellent portfolio clearly showing your previous work as an artist
  • Experience working with version control (we use Perforce)
  • Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills


  • Comfortable in small development team settings (less than 25)
  • Familiarity with Houdini and comfortable guiding tool development based on the needs of your team
  • Experience working with outsourcing studios


  • Full-time Salary Position
  • PST Time zone hours (+/- 3 hours)
  • Remote at start, on-site when it’s safe (relocation included)
  • Revenue sharing
  • Opportunity to work on an exciting new IP


If this sounds like you (even if you don't meet EVERY requirement), Ironwood Studios would like to speak with you!

Please send your resume and portfolio (feel free to skip the cover letter!) with the subject line: “Job Rec - Lead Environment Artist” to contact@ironwoodstudios.com.

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Ironwood Studios is a Seattle based game development team made up of experienced developers with a long history in the industry. Driven forward by surreal settings and compelling gameplay that actually tells a story, we’re hard at work on a brand new adventure.

After building a strong foundation we are ramping up and are hard at work producing our premium debut title. Everyone is incredibly excited about what we’re working on, but for now we can’t share any details - that’s for further down the road.

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