Unreal Engine Lighting Artist

Remote, Remote (US), UK, USA / permanent /

Phil Smith
+1 2133256784

About The Position

This premier visualization company with credits on some of Hollywood’s most celebrated films are seeking talented and enthusiastic lighting artists with a creative and technically proficient approach to lighting environments based on personal vision and provided reference. The ideal candidate is someone with an understanding of real-time and pre-rendered lighting principles. This is a remote-work opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the supervisor and leads to create compelling lighting for a variety of environments while maintaining a consistent style
  • Anticipate different production constraints with various lighting techniques, and understand the budgeting restrictions associated with them
  • Create compelling visuals on environments and characters
  • Balance the needs of story, style and design in lighting implementation
  • Work with Technical Artists to develop tools and assets for lighting
  • Solve both creative and technical problems with new tools and techniques
  • Verify quality of lightmaps and content that affects the lighting pipeline
  • Create and document methods, pipelines and lighting processes


  • 3+ years of experience with lighting in Unreal Engine
  • Solid understanding of lighting, particle systems, post-processes, material setup and general workflows inside UE4
  • Proficiency with Maya, Substance, Photoshop and equivalent software
  • Proficiency with Unreal Engine 4 and excellent understanding of tools and development & implementation of lighting systems and post-process effects
  • Thorough understanding of real-time, and pre-rendered lighting techniques (including vertex lighting, dynamic lights, subsurface scattering, HDR, and pre-baked light map solutions)
  • Proficiency working Maya to Unreal
  • A solid understanding of lighting of characters and scenes for cinematics
  • Strong organizational skills in order to keep track of complex and vast lighting solutions
  • Eye for visual quality, composition, color theory
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of virtual production integration for film and television a plus


Health care plan (with employer contributions), dental and vision coverage, life insurance, vacation and sick pay, craft services (snacks, beverages, food), support of continuing education and training (Studio Arts classes, online training, industry partner events), and career growth opportunities. We are proud of our culture. We believe in treating people with respect and supporting their artistic and professional goals. In addition to working with some of the most talented people on big budget, feature films and AAA games