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VFX Artist


Your Mission:

Activision Publishing is looking for a passionate and talented VFX Artist to join our teams as we continue to develop the best games in the industry. This position will play an integral role in the creative design, asset management, and technical implementation of visual effects and design.

To be considered for this role, you must have a modest games work history and experience delivering high-quality VFX art. You will have strong art skills in composition and texture creation and an aptitude for critical thinking and analysis. You must also show boundless creativity, extensive games knowledge, and a deep passion for playing videogames.

You will use our in-house particle editor to author high quality, photo-real particle effects (fire, smoke, explosions, debris, clouds, etc.) that meet all technical and aesthetic standards for the project and implement them into our game engine.

·         Partner closely with Sr. VFX Artists and Game Designers to ensure all effects satisfy design and art requirements.

·         You will produce look tests based on provided reference materials to ensure industry leading quality and artistic fidelity.

·         Take direction from Supervisors as well as provide guidance and mentorship to junior FX Artists.

·         Build and test what's possible in a game engine while working within production deadlines to complete all tasks.

Player Profile:

·         Demonstrate a strong eye for timing, weight, realism, color, volume, energy and other particle aesthetics.

·         Ability to build realistic explosions, ambient fx, weapon fx, etc.

·         Experience with VFX software – 3ds Max, Maya, Houdini, etc.

·         Display modeling, texturing, and animation experience.

·         Basic compositing knowledge (Photoshop, After Effects, Nuke, Fusion).

·         2+ years of production experience in video games.

·         Validated ability to script a plus (GSC scripting).

·         Exhibit strong technical and communication skills with the ability to adapt quickly to proprietary tools.

·         Self-motivated and a real passion for video games.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Spyro™ and Crash Bandicoot™.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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