IEG/Lightspeed Principal Environment Artist


Irvine, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Design + UX

Mar 6


Lightspeed LA is looking for a Principal Environment Artist who has a passion for bringing AAA quality environments to life. This is a flexible, highly creative role responsible for building an immersive game experience in a living, breathing world

  • Create high fidelity environments that bring the game world to life.
  • Work with production to identify risks, dependencies, and scoping.
  • Create and maintain best practices and documentation for Environment Art and art pipelines.
  • Train the team on best practices, tools and pipelines.
  • Analyze competitive projects and make recommendations to help improve graphics and pipelines.
  • Assist in the recruiting of other developers including interviewing, screening and other decisions.
  • Collaborate with the Art and Engineering Team on building tools and pipelines for Unreal Engine 5.


  • 12+ years of experience in an environment art role, with experience shipping AAA games.
  • An expert understanding of 3d art and game development pipelines, and tools.
  • Familiar with the majority of modern 3D DCC packages like Maya, Zbrush, Substance Designer/Painter.
  • Expert knowledge of Python or other scripting languages, procedural tools such as Houdini, Unreal Engine etc.
  • A strong desire to collaborate with other departments.
  • Able to work in a highly iterative team environment.
  • Passion for making and playing great games.

The base pay range for this position in California is $137,000 to $196,000 per year. Actual pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign on payment, relocation package, and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, as well as other medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the specific position offered.

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