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Interference Pattern are recruiting for a freelance Unity Lighting Artist.

The Role

We are looking for a Unity Lighting Artist to take a lead lighting role on projects.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with real-time lighting set-ups, ideally within Unity however applicants with other other game engine knowledge should apply as well.

We are ideally looking for a candidate with a range of experience across shot / environment lighting, asset/character look development as well as some rudimentary knowledge of compositing techniques within either live action or fully CG productions.


  • Work with art leads and the art director to create compelling lighting for a variety of environments while maintaining a consistent style throughout the game.

  • Work closely with the director, and design departments to implement real-time lighting solutions that satisfy aesthetic objectives.

  • Light environments while maintaining a balance between visual quality and performance requirements.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in lighting real-time environments.

  • A portfolio or demo reel that demonstrates a keen eye for detail and strong understanding of lighting/shading/texturing principles and techniques.

  • Thorough understanding of real-time lighting techniques (including vertex lighting, dynamic lights, sub surface scattering, HDR, and pre-baked light map solutions).

  • Strong understanding of lighting/shading/texturing principles and techniques.

  • Experience of real-time CG lighting and shading workflow.

  • Technical understanding of lighting pipelines in other engines.

  • Ideally good understanding of compositing and post-processing principles.

  • Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team player.

  • Currently be able to work in the UK.

  • Ideally able to be located on-site in Edinburgh.

About us

We are a small and perfectly formed animation studio based in Edinburgh, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. We do a diverse and interesting range of work, including documentary features, commercials, original shorts, interactive VR experiences and video game asset builds.

Application process

To apply, please send us your CV, cover letter and links to an online showreel or portfolio to [email protected]

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