Mobile VFX Artist

Location: Austin/Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 10-17-2018
KingsIsle Entertainment is looking for a Visual Effects Artist to help develop exciting new mobile games.  

Established in 2005, KingsIsle is a proven MMO hit-maker bringing our unique vision to mobile games. Our award-winning game Wizard101 is currently in its 11th 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 VFX for UI, gameplay, and in-game cinematics
  • Create visually impactful VFX through creative use of particles, geometry, animation, sprites, and materials
  • Optimize 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
  • 2+ years experience in game industry
  • Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop
  • Unity experience creating VFX in engine
  • Shipped at least 1 game title [PC, console, or mobile etc.]
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of 3D Studio Max
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, with examples of your particle FX work
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