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Lighting Artist

Division: Bethesda Game Studios | Department: Art | Location: 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*


How to Apply

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