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Lead LDD Artist

Epic Games

Epic Games

Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Today, we are growing the team that is forging the first adventures in LEGO Fortnite, blending the engaging and welcoming Fortnite universe with the creativity and playfulness of LEGO. Epic Games is searching for a highly talented and creative Lead LDD Artist to join our team in building some of the best-looking environments and props for LEGO Fortnite. Applicants will need to demonstrate a strong artistic ability, bringing with them a strong understanding of form, function, and detail, the skill to interpret concept art, plus have the technical skills to bring their work to life in Unreal Engine 5. Artists are required to be versatile and build ideally both organic and hard surface assets.

In this role, you will

  • Exhibit good color theory and technical expertise in architectural layout, lighting, scene composition, and environmental FX polish (bloom, color adjust, fog, etc.)
  • Model and texture a wide variety of props/assets using LDD (Lego Digital Designer) software
  • Creatively model from rudimentary or unfinished concepts, showing an understanding of the goals of the design, to final, production-ready models
  • Create solid, high-fidelity textures of any given surface
  • Create shaders for environment assets, volumetrics, decals, ambient effects, etc.

What we're looking for

  • Highly skilled in relevant software, 3DS Max, Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, Substance, etc.
  • Passionate about LEGO and experience using LDD (Lego Digital Designer), or equivalent
  • Solid communicator with the ability to work between disciplines
  • A desire to work with complex and high-detail models
  • Great texturing skills and experience with PBR & materials
  • Ability to take 2D concept art to 3D gameplay completion
  • Ability to provide feedback to outsourcers
  • Complex, technical shader knowledge and background are a plus

This role is open to multiple locations (including CA, NYC, & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

New York City Base Pay Range
$129,820$190,402 USD
California Base Pay Range
$114,242$167,554 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$109,049$159,938 USD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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