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Intermediate Environment Artist (TEER 52120)

by Digital Extremes

Position Type: Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 02, 2023
Experience: 3 Years
Education: College Diploma (2 years)
Digital Extremes

Job Description

The Intermediate Environment Artist (TEER 52120) will be responsible for creating unique, high-end and high-impact arts in relation to the environments of the games for publications. This position will be part of the scrappy team and is responsible for building the Warframe universe game. The position involves creating artwork and design at all stages of the development cycle. This incumbent will possess exceptional communication skills in written, visual and verbal forms, and excellent knowledge of the video game industry.  Strong ability to take constructive criticism while selling your ideas is critical. Giving direction will be as important as taking it and you must be able to drive implementation of your ideas. We need a team player who values the best ideas regardless of where they come from to create a clear picture of how they fit in the larger vision of the game. An ideal candidate will also be able to provide examples of your design worker and communication skills.

Permanent and full time (8 hours per day, 40 hours per week). 
250 York Street, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6A 6K2 Canada. 
  • Utilize traditional art skills and knowledge of the latest DCC applications, such as Designer, Medium Poly and Sub-D Modeling, Painter, to build high-quality 3D models in order to bring the video games to life.
  • Create and optimize 3D environment assets.  
  • Bring the game’s visual design into game-ready art through performing handing, modelling, texturing, UV mapping. 
  • Stay current on the project’s scope and maintain an understanding of the art and story of the Warframe universe game. 
  • Actively participate in the feedback loop, accepting feedback from, and providing feedback within the marketing team. 
  • Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and following through on details. 
  • Support and mentor junior environment artists. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.  

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience as an environment artist or similar role in the video game industry. 
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully creating and optimizing 3D environment assets and knowledge of environment texturing workflows, including Designer, Medium Poly and Sub-D Modeling, Painter. 
  • Experience modeling with Max, Maya, Blender, sculpting with ZBrush, and texturing with Painter and Designer are preferred. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent team work skills. 
  • Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas. 
  • Excellent knowledge of the video game industry. 
  • Be a driven individual who has a proven track record of delivering projects on time. 
  • Minimum college diploma in graphic arts, visual arts or a related discipline is preferred or equivalent work experience.  
The wage range for the Intermediate Environment Artist (TEER 52120) position is between CAD $65,000 and CAD $92,000 per year, based on work experience and qualifications. 
  • Digital Extremes provide a competitive benefits package, including the following: 
  • Extended healthcare. 
  • Two weeks of paid vacation per year. 
  • Discretionary profit sharing bonus based on meeting personal and business performance targets (up to 5% of annual salary per bonus payment). 
  • RRSP matching plan.  
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes Ltd. ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creative of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Section®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. 
The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.      
For more information about Digital Extremes, visit To sign up for Warframe, visit    
Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing clients is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team! 
The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include: 
  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities 
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off 
  • Matching RRSP plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Virtual access to Dialogue, our mental wellness and healthcare services app
  • Professional development and career support 
  • Work-life balance fitness subsidies 
  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at Digital Extremes 
  • Virtual events such as team building exercises, Game night, Live band performances, Adult and separate children’s holiday and summer parties for global teams! 

Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people disabilities. Accommodation are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted. 
Please apply for this opportunity directly through our website:
Digital Extremes Ltd. 
250 York Street, Suite 100
London, Ontario N6A 6K2 Canada 
Tel: 519-657-4260
Fax: 519-471-9972
Digital Extremes