Senior Visual Effects Artist

Location: Austin/Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 06-29-2015
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a Senior Visual Effects Artist to help develop exciting new games.  

Established in 2005, KingsIsle is a proven MMO hitmaker bringing our unique vision to mobile games. Our award-winning game Wizard101 is currently in its 10th year, and we recently released our latest mobile game "Animal Cove" for iOS and Android. We are driven by a spirit of innovation and experimentation in every aspect of our business.

We attribute our success to great people and we recognize the value of every team member. We work hard and have fun, whether it’s with lunchtime gaming sessions or office outings to the movies. The working environment, friendly teammates and support for growing careers all contribute to the long tenures many people enjoy at KingsIsle.

Responsibilities
  • Work with the Art Director, Leads, and peers to develop VFX that are stylistically consistent and enhance the overall visual style of the project
  • Build a wide range of FX for UI, gameplay, and in-game cinematics
  • Create visually impactful VFX through creative use of particles, geometry, animation, sprites, and materials
  • Optimization of VFX to ensure better performance without sacrificing quality of end product
  • Work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of artists in a creative and fast paced environment
Requirements
  • Two-year Art degree from an accredited university
  • 5+ years experience in game industry
  • Extensive working knowledge of 3DSMax and Photoshop
  • Proficiency in setting up camera sequences and lighting effects
  • Shipped at least 1 PC, console, or mobile game title
  • Candidates must have a strong technical knowledge of particle systems and sprites
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to and work within schedules that are assigned
Preferences
  • Strong drawing and conceptualization skills
  • Camera set-up, animation, and lighting experience
  • Unity experience
Perks & Benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision care benefits
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Company fun days and parties
Considerations
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
In lieu of art samples, please provide a Portfolio link.
Please provide samples of your particle FX work.
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