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Senior/Lead Lighting Artist

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Sumo Digital Sheffield
Employer Sumo Digital Sheffield
Category Art
Salary Competitive
Type Permanent
Location UK - North

About Sumo

Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 260 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio in Nottingham has recently opened with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.


Since our inception in 2003 we have had a had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.


Our most recent successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3) and Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform). We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) and Dead Island 2 (multi-platform) plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.


2016 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.


Role and Purpose

We have an extraordinary opportunity for a world class Lighting Artist to play a key role in defining the overall look, feel and visual mood of a large AAA title. 


Essential experience required:

  • Expert levels of lighting and colour theory
  • Expert level of real time rendering and post FX
  • Expert level experience of creating and directing level lighting and post FX in a real-time Engin
  • Strong understanding of physical shaders and their interaction with lighting and post FX
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years production working on AAA games or film.

Desired experience:

  • UE4 experience
  • Shader creation
  • Strong 3d rendering and lighting concept production


For a confidential chat about this role please call Rebecca Askham on +44 (0)114 242 6766 or email raskham@sumo-digital.com


What We Offer

We offer competitive salaries and excellent employee benefits. The environment itself is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having ownership and a realisable input into the games we create. 

Sumo offers every employee the best chance of a secure future in the games industry by focusing on quality and the reliable delivery of their games and by making the most of the passion of its staff.

We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park.

If you have a passion for making and playing games, have excellent skills and experience, dedication and, most importantly, the talent we need - then we really want to hear from you!