Senior Character Lighting Artist


We are seeking talented and enthusiastic lighting artists with a creative and technically proficient approach to lighting characters and environments based on personal vision and provided reference. The ideal candidate is someone with an understanding of real-time and pre-rendered lighting principles and who has worked in Unreal Engine. This is a contract and remote work opportunity

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understanding of basic lighting principles and ability to mimic established lighting setup
  • Ensure aesthetic continuity is maintained across all deliverables
  • Generate final renders for approval
  • Knowledge of lighting in Unreal Engine is essential
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects is a bonus
  • 3+ years of professional experience in character lighting
  • Experience using Unreal Engine and Perforce
  • Must possess a strong sense of composition, color, lighting, perspective, and scale
  • Knowledge of roto, paint, keying, clean-up, and color correction is preferred
  • A strong team player who takes direction and constructive feedback well is integral to this position
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, with the ability to work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Must be able to complete tasks on tight deadlines and work in a very fast paced environment 

Salary Range:

  • $40 – $64 per hour


The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individual with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Due to the requirements of this position, NEP requires as a condition of employment for this position that a candidate be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. If a candidate is offered this position with NEP, such offer is contingent on the candidate providing proof of full vaccination status by his or her start date. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, NEP will consider reasonable accommodations to a candidate’s inability to vaccinate due to disability or religious belief, but NEP’s consideration of potential reasonable accommodations does not guarantee commencement of employment

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