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Senior Environment Artist

iSize Technologies

iSize Technologies

Utrecht, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

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Job description

Nixxes Software is looking for passionate and skilled Environment Artists to join a growing team of artists and engineers to create AAA experiences for upcoming projects. As an Environment Artist, you will be involved in world building and object creation for major game franchises in collaboration with other renowned PlayStation Studios around the world.

Location of Employment

This position requires ONSITE work in the Netherlands. However, once you are based in the Netherlands, there are opportunities to work remotely from home.


  • Create 3D models and materials to the quality standards set by the Art Director and Lead Artist.
  • Visualize environments in interesting and compelling ways based on the quality standards set by the Art Director and Lead Artist.
  • Work together with our design team on the creation and completion of levels.
  • Take up a leading role in working with junior artists.

Essential Requirements

  • Strong spatial sense and a good eye for level composition, colors, light and texture, and the ability to bring these together into a compelling image.
  • Experience with software like Autodesk Maya, Substance 3D Designer, Substance 3D Painter, ZBrush and Adobe Photoshop.


  • Communicates with directness/candor and is adept at conflict resolution.
  • High standards of respect and values strong teamwork.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Positive thinker with an ambitious drive towards quality and success.
  • Able to guide others and set priorities.

Portfolio submission is required for this position.

Please keep your portfolio simple and clear. Show us a few examples of your best work that you feel best represents you and your skills. Include a brief description of what you were responsible for, how much time it took to complete and the date it was created.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Game Art or Game Development.
  • Ability to create ‘simple’ 2D concepts with self-assistance.
  • Experience in the games industry or a related industry.
  • Experience with AAA engines.
  • Experience with Houdini.
  • Interest in the technical aspects of AAA game development.
  • (Native) Dutch speaker.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.