Lighting Artist

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


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

Preferred 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.

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