Lighting Artist - Cinematics

Cambridge / Hybrid /
Creative Services – Cinematics /
/ Hybrid
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Zoo and F1 Manager. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 800 talented people supporting our existing portfolio and ambitious future roadmap, along with our publishing label Frontier Foundry, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

Purpose of the roles
We have an exciting opportunity for a Lighting Artist to join Frontiers internal cinematics team. You will work with our cinematics artists to create environment spaces which match up to our aesthetic requirements and deliver across a wide array of environment types, from interior to exterior, lush jungles to Sci-fi corridors.
This is a unique opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to make their mark on a new team, working with the very latest in cinematic tools and workflows across our outstanding portfolio of projects.


    • Design environment and lighting spaces taking direction from Cinematic and Art leads.
    • Where necessary, work under your own direction to create environment spaces that serve the needs of our cinematic compositions.
    • Set-dress scenes with provided props and assets across a wide array of styles and eras, both exterior and interior.
    • Carry out your work with a strong focus on storytelling and cinematography.
    • Use your expertise and experience to advise improvements to workflows.

About you

    • Essential
    • Personal Skills
    • Positive attitude and a desire to bring new ideas to the team.
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a holistic team dynamic.
    • Comfortable taking feedback and revision notes.
    • Technical Skill
    • Demonstrable ability to visualise entire level spaces in detail with minimal direction inside Unreal Engine.
    • Strong understanding of composition, shape language and colour theory.
    • Thorough hands on experience with Unreal Engines lighting tools.
    • Experience with Unreal Engines landscaping and foliage tools.
    • Good working knowledge of materials, shaders and PBR techniques.
    • Ability to identify potential obstacles and risks in your workflows and propose creative solutions

    • Desirable
    • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine Blueprint.
    • Strong arts or photography background.
    • Experience working in the animation/film/games industry.
    • Keen interest in story, narrative and character development.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.