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Visual Effects Artist

Remote | Los Angeles, California
Permanent | Job ID #72020 | $60,000 - $90,000 hourly | Posted 2 months ago

Visual Effects Artist


  • Collaborate with art, design, and animation teams to create captivating character and environment visual effects, enhancing narrative, gameplay, and cinematic action.
  • Ensure effects meet performance standards and gameplay requirements, collaborating across disciplines.
  • Drive innovation by implementing new methods and advanced techniques to showcase combat and destruction.
  • Optimize assets for target platforms while preserving artistic integrity.
  • Provide estimates, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines to stay on schedule.

  • 3+ years of experience as a VFX artist in console or PC games, with at least one shipped title.
  • Artist portfolio demonstrating 1+ years of experience as a VFX Artist in console games, featuring at least one shipped title.
  • Ability to craft clear and evocative stylized visual effects for gameplay.
  • Strong technical skills to troubleshoot and work efficiently within a game pipeline.
  • Experience with Fume FX, EmberGen, Maya Fluids, Substance Designer, or Houdini.
  • Experience in building effects using Unreal Engine.
  • Familiarity with asset tracking tools like Perforce and JIRA.
  • Knowledge of real-time, physically based lighting techniques.
  • Previous experience in creating destruction and damage effects.
  • Experience in reviewing and providing feedback to internal teams.
  • Passion for video game development, particularly combat-oriented games

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.

Pay: $60,000 - $90,000 hourly



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