Environment Artist

San Francisco, California

Job Description

nWay is looking for an experienced Environment Artist to help build unique and original worlds. We need someone who can push the visual storytelling boundaries while maintaining predetermined technical and performance constraints. The ideal candidate will be able to faithfully follow the existing creative vision, based on an established art style, as well as add their own creativity.


  • Translate design ideas and concept art into fully realized highly detailed 3D environments.
  • Collaborate with the art and design teams to plan and layout game play spaces and visualize game environments to maintain a consistent visual vision.
  • Proficient in creating next-gen 2D and 3D assets including; textures, materials, interior and exterior environments, environmental props, and environment lighting with a strong understanding of PBR workflow.
  • Maintain a balance between visual quality and performance requirements.
  • Establish a thorough understanding of the existing tools and pipelines; experiment / champion.


  • 2+ years of game development experience with Unity modeling, material and lighting tools or comparable engine.
  • Fluency in 2D/3D software packages, especially Maya, Zbrush and Photoshop, with strong modeling skills for organic and architectural shapes.
  • Skilled with PBR texturing methodology and tools such as Substance Designer and Painter.
  • Self-driven individual with strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent interpersonal, organizational, including the ability to provide relevant art critiques.
  • Willingness to provide and accept direction, and the ability to embrace change. Ability to collaborate productively with others and to work to meet deadlines as necessary.
  • Able to work in SF


  • 2+ game titles shipped
  • Passion for Action and Fighting Games

Why you want to work here

At nWay, we’re passionate about games and we’re always looking for talented individuals who share that same drive. We’re a small startup defined by a very collaborative, lean and laid back culture where everyone just wants to get things done. Our office is located in the heart of San Francisco and we’re conveniently located near BART, Muni and Caltrain. We also offer medical, dental, vision insurances, FSA, HSA, and Commuter options, and a snack room!


Contact us at HR@nway.com