Senior VFX Artist

San diego, California | Permanent | Job ID #64334 |
Posted Last Month

Onward Play is looking for a Senior FX Artist to join one of our AAA clients to create the highest quality game FX possible. You'll be working with a legendary Visual Arts Group, working with a multi-award-winning team responsible for creating some of the most iconic cinematic performances in gaming history!


  • You will be creating visual FX across all areas of the game ranging from in-game assets to Cinematics on the PlayStation 5 platform.
  • You'll be responsible for ensuring a consistent style and quality level across all the various types of game FX assets.
  • The ideal candidate will be working with rendering engineers to develop new, or improve upon existing technologies for pushing the bar of game FX, both visually and technically.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience with industry trends and techniques, evaluating competitive products, and learning new software packages and traditional art methods.
  • The document, communicate requirements and provide feedback to internal artists and outsourcing partners.


  • 4+ years experience as an FX artist in AAA games.
  • Proven track record of shipping AAA titles as an FX artist.
  • Portfolio of realistic, high-quality real-time FX work.
  • Proficiency in standard art packages such as Maya and Photoshop.
  • Good understanding of shader techniques as applied to visual effects.
  • Working knowledge of dynamics and simulations packages.
  • Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into the engine.
  • Bachelor of art degree or equivalent industry experience and training


  • Python scripting experience.
  • C++ programming experience.
  • Premiere/After Effects experience.
  • Side-FX Houdini experience.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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