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Visual Concepts

Novato, California - United States
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Senior VFX Artist


At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry. 


What We Need:

We are seeking a Senior VFX Artist to join our development efforts on an exciting new game! Within this role, you will create dazzling real-time particles and effects that will breathe life into our world and in-game cinematics. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive content within the scope outlined by the Art Lead, Producer, and partner team members
  • Visualize, create, and implement real-time visual effects in Unreal Engine that are beautiful yet performant
  • Ensure assets are optimized for target platforms while minimizing impact on artistic integrity
  • Push boundaries while working autonomously with minimal direction and feedback
  • Jump between creating high-intensity environmental effects and subtle UI highlights
  • Collaborate with designers, other artists, and the rest of the development team on needs
  • Mentor junior artists


Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:

  • 3+ years’ experience within the video game industry creating VFX, ideally as a VFX artist
  • Extensive experience with real-time particle authoring systems, such as those in Unity or Unreal
  • Experience using Unreal Engine and Cascade – Niagara a plus!
  • Can execute on stylized effects
  • Good 3D modelling and texturing skills with relevant 2D and 3D software experience (Maya, Photoshop, After Effects, Houdini, 3DS Max)
  • Strong sense of form, color, and composition as well as the motion of natural phenomena
  • Knowledge of visual effect terminology and techniques
  • Good sense of timing and weight
  • Advanced problem-solving techniques
  • A passion for video games

Along with your application, please submit a portfolio of professional or personal work samples, demonstrating successful understanding and application of industry standard practices.


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