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Get a job: Join Robot Entertainment as a Senior VFX Artist

Get a job: Join Robot Entertainment as a Senior VFX Artist

August 11, 2020 | By Staff

August 11, 2020 | By Staff
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The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!

Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now.

Senior VFX Artist, Robot Entertainment

Location: Plano, Texas

Robot Entertainment, the independent developer of the Orcs Must Die! franchise, is looking for a Senior VFX Artist to join our team.  This individual will be responsible for creating VFX across a variety of game platforms.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone with game industry experience looking for new challenges, including mentoring junior staff, and developing leadership skills.

Responsibilities

  • Creates, designs, and implements in-game visual effects;
  • Model, paint, and animate as needed to create high quality VFX assets;
  • Work with the Art Director and Leads to develop VFX languages that are consistent with project art styles;
  • Collaborate with other departments such as Design, Engineering, Tech, and Animation, to make sure artwork fits the specs and gameplay needs.
  • Assist with Tech Art and Engineering in planning and implementing our VFX pipeline;
  • Work with production to follow and build schedules and to deliver assets on time;
  • Serve as a mentor for less experienced artists;

The Ideal Candidate… 

  • Is proficient in VFX development using Unreal 4 and its particle systems and materials.  
  • Has strong VFX and traditional art skills (timing, shape language, color theory and illustration, painting, composition, 2D & 3D design);
  • Is proficient in Photoshop (or other 2D software) and Maya (or 3D modeling package);
  • Has a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as a VFX artist for games;
  • Has familiarity with video game development including, but not limited to workflow, tools, lighting, modeling, VFX material setup, in-game animation, and engine parameters/optimizations;
  • Has contributed to multiple shipping video game titles;
  • Likes to participate in the research and development of a product’s visual style;
  • Is capable of identifying, investigating and resolving a range of artistic development issues often encountered during the game creation process;
  • Great oral and written communication skill;
  • Self-managing with capability to work individually in a remote location;
  • Plays and enjoys a variety of games.

Educational Requirements

BS/BA/MS degree in Art, or equivalent work experience.

Interested? Apply now.

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