Video Game FX Artist

Roswell, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #46367 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Video Game FX Artist to join our video game studio client in Atlanta for an onsite contract-to-hire/direct hire role!

PLEASE NOTE: This role sits onsite in Atlanta, Georgia but qualified candidates who are located anywhere in the United States and are willing to move to Atlanta are strongly encouraged to apply. Relocation assistance is offered for out-of-market candidates.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create effect textures, meshes, materials and particle emitters for both ambience and gameplay
  • Create and place real-time particle systems for environments to help bring the levels to life
  • Create and implement effects on character and weapon animations to help bring the motions to life
  • Maintain effects performance and memory across graphics settings

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of applicable video game industry experience as an FX artist
  • Must have shipped at least 1 PC or console title as an FX artist
  • Strong understanding of the Unreal Cascade particle system
  • Strong understanding of the Unreal material editor system and how it applies to effects
  • Proficient in Photoshop, 3DS Max or Modo
  • Self-motivated, technical problem solver
  • Strong 2D art skill set
  • Unreal Engine 3 and 4 Experience Import, export, intermediate material knowledge, Intermediate editor tools knowledge
  • Strongly prefer Unreal Engine 3 and 4 Experience - Master material knowledge, Master knowledge of editor tools. Unreal Cascade experience
  • Prior experience working on 1st person shooter games
  • Expertise with Photoshop, 3DS Max, Modo, Houdini, Substance strongly preferred


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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