Senior Unreal Artist (Lighter/Shader)

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Plastic Wax is an award-winning animation and production studio specialising in the creation of premium digital content for the global video games and film industry.

We are currently looking for a SENIOR UNREAL LIGHTING/SHADING ARTIST to join us in our waterfront studio in Rhodes, Sydney. We will consider remote for those with exceptional portfolios and/or reels. Start ASAP for project-based contract.


  • Use artistic and technical skills to work in Unreal Engine
  • Create hi-res and lo-res modelling, texturing, shading/lighting
  • Show initiative, push ideas and innovate within your duties
  • Art direction lead the Unreal team
  • Use your senior generalist skills on cinematics when required
  • Be aware of project/task schedules and be capable of delivering work to deadlines
  • Engage with our Asset Lead, Creative Director and Producers

Job requirements:

  • Highly proficient with UE4 and creating both hi-res and lo-res models for both in-engine & cinematic use, etc
  • Understanding of lighting fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of colour theory.
  • Strong sense of light and shadow.
  • Knowledge of Global Illumination.
  • Basic understanding of Blueprint.
  • Adept using Z-Brush, Photoshop, VRay, 3DSMax or Maya
  • Ability to follow design reference.
  • Ability to work with wide range of styles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate time requirements
  • Positive, pro-active and excellent communication skills
  • A strong understanding of real-world materials is essential and must be demonstrated in your portfolio/reel
  • Onsite candidates must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents.


  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring
  • Ability to light and render 3D objects
  • A traditional arts background with emphasis on sculpting and/or photography
  • TD skills

If you meet the above job requirements and would like to be part of the Plastic Wax story, please submit your application with link/s to your portfolio/reel (please include a shot breakdown) in an email:

Subject: [SnrUEArtist] YOUR NAME
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If your application makes the shortlist, you will be contacted shortly. No phone calls or agencies please.

PLASTIC WAX is this year's honoured recipient of:
2017 Winner AEAF - GOLD - Game Trailers
2017 Winner AEAF - SILVER - Game Trailers
2017 Winner NSW Creative Laureate Award
2017 Finalist Promax GAMES Awards