Cinematics Environment Artist

Cambridge / Remote /
Creative Services – Cinematics /
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 750 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  
We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

Purpose of the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Environment 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 and incredible 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.

Key Responsibilities

    • Take direction from Cinematics and Art Leads when creating environment spaces which match up to asset briefs
    • Own the creation of landscape spaces which will serve the needs of our cinematics 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:
    • 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 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
    • Positive attitude and a desire to bring new ideas to the team
    • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a holistic team dynamic.

    • Desirable:
    • Experience working in the animation/film/games industry
    • Experience with Unreal Engines lighting systems
    • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine Blueprint
    • 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.