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Principal Environment Artist


Crytek is looking for an amazing Principal Environment Artist to work on Crysis 4 (Working Title).

The ideal candidate has an expert understanding of the creation of stunning in-game art assets and should exhibit creativity, technical and artistic skills. Required to be a self-starter, must be motivated and willing to work without a lot of supervision.
*Sample pictures or a link to a webpage, which shows sample work, are required.*

Relocation & Remote Work
Although we believe living close to our studio helps foster team spirit and stronger bonds between team members, we understand that people have different needs and expectations for their place of residence. You have a choice of three location options, allowing you to work with Crytek from anywhere you wish:

1. Come to our modern headquarters in Frankfurt and receive an attractive relocation package and have access to all of our benefits.

2. If you are already living in a European Union member state, we are able to offer you a permanent work contract and allow you to work remotely as an employee from there. 

3. If you are interested in full-time remote work in any other country outside of the European Union, we can offer you a freelance contract arrangement.


    • Use commercial and proprietary software to create high quality art assets to fulfill the necessities of the project’s functional, art and technical specifications;
    • Understand the requirements and constraints of game design, engine and platform;
    • Take direction in style and technique to match your work to the style of the project;
    • Mentor other artists and help them keep the vision set by the Art Director;
    • Articulate your process to others clearly and use critical feedback to help drive the project's artistic vision to new heights;
    • Estimate your tasks with a high degree of accuracy and break down the steps to completion.


    • Last and/or current gen console experience;
    • Expert understanding of current game art processes, limitations and dependencies;
    • Strong ability to create believable, realistic environments in a real-time engine;
    • Strong knowledge of 3ds Max or Blender, Photoshop, Substance Designer / Painter and Zbrush;
    • Solid fundamental understanding of artistic principles;
    • Willingness to learn commercial and proprietary software;
    • Solid organizational skills with adherence to asset budgets and management;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication;
    • Shipped a AAA game as a Senior or Principal Artist.


    • Experience working with the CRYENGINE.

What you can expect from us

    • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
    • Working with cutting edge technology.
    • Flexible work time.
    • Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
    • Free German lessons
    • Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
    • Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
    • Relocation support.
    • Support with your first accommodation and help in finding a private apartment.
    • ...and much more!
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