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Lead VFX Artist (Remote)

Company: Perfect Storm Studios
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:


Perfect Storm Studios was founded by Game Industry Veterans to build the next generation of games. We believe that the best games will be those that can seamlessly integrate amazing game design, player rewards, and joint development with our player community. We are a fully remote company which actively puts the employees and community first. Perfect Storm Studios has an A+ excellent culture that is the perfect balance of both fun interactions and fulfilling work. Head on over to our website to learn more about our project!

The Role

We are seeking a full-time Lead VFX Artist who will work with the Art directors, Designers, Third-party Service Providers, and Concept Artists in conceptualizing and creating character and skill visual effects for our game.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with common game engines, specifically Unity. They must possess a good eye for design, layout, color, illustration, strong animation principles, and an acute awareness of the current trends in art and the games industry. It's critical that the candidate be comfortable in a dynamic team oriented environment and possess a passionate self-driven attitude.

Work closely with Game Designers, Art Directors, Concept Artists and Third Party Service Providers in conceptualizing character and skill animations.
Design and Create new VFX and render features
Sets and Designs technical and quality visual effects benchmarks with minimal to no supervision
Work with the Art Director and Engineering Team in identifying and building tools and pipelines
Storyboarding VFX Concepts
Establishes and maintains best practice documentation
Assist the Art Directors in directing the outsourced VFX team.
Diagnose, optimize and troubleshoot VFX for both quality and performance.

5+ years of experience in VFX experience with at least 3 years as a Sr. VFX Artist
A deep passion for gaming
Knowledge of Unity Particle System
Deep understanding optimizing VFX for console and mobile game development
Ability to maintain balance between VFX quality and performance requirements
Demonstrates ability to create beautiful VFX for games, film/tv, or a combination of both.
Excellent Leadership Skills, great verbal and written communication
Strong proficiency in VFX content creation tools
Extensive experience with Unity and Maya
Strong understanding of Real-time VFX techniques and pipeline
Positive Collaborative spirit and love for teamwork

Bonus Points
Passion for playing MMORPGs and MOBA games
WoW, DotA 2 or League of Legends player
Good understanding of Blockchain technology, Cryptocurrencies and NFTs
Strong traditional painting skills and an ability to combine hand-crafted art with technical skills in creating VFX
Knowledge of eSports
Passion for MOBAs or Hero Brawlers

Competitive Compensation (Location Dependent)
Flexible PTO
Full Remote and Location Independence

Type of Position : Full-time

Location: Remote, Synchronous 9-1pm PST

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