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  • Mark Drew

Lighting Artist

Updated: Jan 11

CMD:Studio is looking to add another exceptional person to our team. If you want to be part of a creative team that values your opinion, insight and expertise, then this is the perfect role for you. We are looking for a Lighting Artist with an eye for atmospheric light composition and the skills for high-quality implementation and performance.

This role is freelance, full-time, and 100% remote, but you need to be in or near the UK (GMT) time zone. We are looking for minimum mid-level (3+ years) experience and the initial contract is for 1 month. The base rate for this position is ~£700 weekly, but this can be further negotiated based on your experience.


  • Collaborate with our Art and Creative Leads on developing the lighting for the game’s environment and objects

  • Keep the artistic style consistent with the defined visual style for the game by following creative and technical briefs

  • Maintain a balance between visual quality and performance requirements for a smooth playing experience

  • Troubleshoot technical issues associated with lighting, performance, tools, and pipelines


  • Must have shipped a title, whether it's indie or AAA

  • Understanding of storytelling and how light affects the game flow and level design

  • Good knowledge of colour theory, composition, lighting, shading, and physically based rendering

  • Working knowledge of optimisation processes for great performance and quality

  • Experience with lighting setup in Unreal 4

  • Great self-organisation and communication skills


  • Self-drive to complete assignments in a timely manner while maintaining a high level of quality

  • Familiarity with Agile development processes

  • Interest in horror games

  • An understanding of the game development process within the scope of an indie studio

What we offer:

We are a small studio working on projects that will give you the opportunity to leave your mark. As a team we want your voice to be heard and taken seriously and to offer a positive and encouraging environment to work in. Here are some of our benefits:

  • Flexible work hours

  • Absolutely no crunch!

  • We strive for diversity and inclusion and do not tolerate any harassment

  • Remote work means you can work from the comfort of your home or anywhere you wish!

  • Duvet days for when you need to snuggle and shut the world out for a day

  • Currently implementing a 4-day week with Mondays off

Application process:

  1. Internal application review

  2. Informal call with the team (to get to know you and you know us)

  3. Second formal call (we talk in-depth about the role and your experience)

  4. Final internal review

  5. We welcome you on board!

In order to create diverse games, we need a diverse team. We strongly encourage people from minority groups to apply!

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