Lighting Artist

Bethesda Game Studios @ Rockville, MD, US

Bethesda Game Studios is seeking a talented Lighting Artist who possesses the ability to light our environments and characters to join the team that is pushing the bleeding-edge AAA game development for PC and Consoles. This position requires an understanding of modern lighting techniques and an eye for artistic excellence.


  • Create and maintain all elements of lighting including dynamic, static, cinematic, and character setups;
  • Work with Art and Design to create compelling and dramatic lighting scenarios for gameplay and cinematics;
  • Maintain a balance between visual quality and performance requirements;
  • Match the established visual style for the game with lighting execution;
  • Develop and implement new techniques into the lighting pipeline.


  • 3+ years of industry experience, preferably focused on lighting;
  • Working knowledge of modern lighting techniques, technical art and performance pipelines;
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work and solve problems with minimal assistance;
  • Highly organized with the ability to adhere to production schedules;
  • Well-developed communication skills and strong work ethic;

Desired Skills

  • Experience working with Creation Kit (Fallout 4, Skyrim);
  • Training in traditional art mediums (painting, sculpting, etc.);
  • Knowledge of current engine technology such as CRYENGINE, UDK, or Unity;
  • Experience with lighting using a Physically Based Renderer.

*Candidate must submit an online portfolio to be considered*

What to Expect

Submit to a Position

You will receive an automated email confirming we have received your resume.

Due to the high volume of applications received, it's not possible for us to respond directly to each candidate.

Don't see your desired position listed? Apply under "General Application" instead!

Recruiter Call

If you are selected, you will be contacted by our team for an initial phone screen to chat about your previous experience.

You may go through one or two phone interviews, and possibly a follow-up Skype call.

If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file.

Site Visit

The next step will be an invitation to come out and meet the team at the studio for onsite interviews.

In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.