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Issaquah, Washington - United States
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Lead FX Artist


Who We Are:

AuthorDigital is a fast growing, female-led game studio in the PNW** that is currently in the early stages of developing an unannounced title of epic proportions for a fantastic IP. This is your chance to join our talented team of industry veterans and have a direct impact on a game that is sure to be magical!

What You’ll Do:

The ideal Lead VFX Artist will have both a strong creative and technical background and will be able to collaborate with various disciplines to meet project-specific needs. They have a passion for taking on the challenges of modern AAA game development and creating stunning visual effects that will take our games to the next level.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Design, create, and implement AAA-quality visual effects using particles, animation materials, sprites, custom shaders, and more
  • Work closely with all departments to ensure that art direction, gameplay, and technical requirements are met
  • Ensure that VFX are optimized and meet performance requirements
  • Keep up to date with new technologies in the industry to help advance the visual quality bar for our products
  • Rapidly prototype, iterate, and refine ideas based on feedback

Your Qualifications:

  • 6+ years as a VFX Artist with at least one shipped title on PC, console, or mobile platforms
    Experience with stylized VFX
  • Unity Experience, with a strong understanding of asset integration and management with Unity
  • Experience working with Unity shader system and/or other equivalent shader languages such as HLSL, CG
  • Strong skills with 2D/3D art design software (Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, AfterEffects, Photoshop, etc)
  • Self-starter and problem-solving mindset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding eye for engaging visuals and a deep understanding of motion, animation, and emotion

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Multiple shipped titles, ground-floor to out-the-door
  • Has shipped a stylized title on PC, console or mobile
  • Located in the Pacific Time Zone

Perks of Joining Our Team:

  • Competitive compensation packages, including company-subsidized medical/dental/vision plans for you and your dependents as well life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage completely paid for by AuthorDigital.
  • Flexible work hours and generous PTO/leave policies.
  • Nine paid company holidays throughout the year and a company-wide end of year break to celebrate the winter holidays.
  • Emphasis on an employee-first working culture; the mental and physical health of our team is prioritized!

At AuthorDigital, we celebrate diversity and have committed to creating an inclusive workplace for all. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

**Location Note: In this new era, we are working remotely and have embraced the level of self-sufficiency required to be successful as a team. We are using a variety of communication and task tracking systems to keep things moving as expected. We have performed above and beyond in this format and would expect any new teammate to mesh with this easily. All candidates should have a strong work ethic, an ability to meet deadlines while working remotely, and have a consistent high-speed internet connection to work from their home location.

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