Full Time Job

FX Artist


Novato, CA 4 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Job Title:
FX Artist

Requisition ID:

Toys For Bob T oys for Bob is a stellar team of inventors, makers, and magicians from all over the world who have been developing epic AAA games for far-reaching IP like Crash Bandicoot, Call of Duty, Tony Hawk, and Skylanders since 1989. We are based out of a former military hangar that's been converted into a colorful, tiki-themed, dog-friendly paradise just 20 minutes north of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge. If you love games and the people who play them; if you are great at what you do and are committed to continual growth, we'd love for you to be part of our family!

Job summary:

Reporting directly to our Lead FX Artist, we're looking for an artist/magician/pyromaniac/tech-head FX Artist who can create astounding visual FX.

Here's what you'll be doing:
• Create amazing yet efficient in-game particle and geometric VFX using proprietary tools as well as Maya and Photoshop.
• Work with level artists, level designers, character designers and programmers to implement and troubleshoot FX.
• Create art assets which demonstrate advanced techniques.
• Be a proactive problem solver with solid grasp of artistic and design principles.

The skills and experience you'll need:
• 2 + years of experience in VFX for games.
• Strong experience working with real-time particle engines and geometric FX as demonstrated by a strong portfolio.
• Strong understanding of color, composition, and timing.
• Texture creation expertise by hand, photos or other packages.
• Good modeling, UV-ing, rigging and animating skills.
• Solid understanding of art pipelines and how to get the most out of them.
• Strong communication skills.
• Self motivated and a team player.
• Flexibility with adoption of art styles and direction.
• Sets priorities and plans with a realistic sense of the time demand involved.
• Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.
• Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.

You'll really catch our eye:
• Deep understanding of timing, scale, color, composition, motion and physics for visual effects.
• A problem solver and creative thinker.
• Cascade, Maya, Photoshop and After Effects experience.
• Shipped one or more AAA titles.
• Scripting or programming experience.
• Solid understanding of art pipelines and how to get the most out of them.
• Experience working between art, design and engineering departments.
• Motivated and driven to face challenges.
• Texture creation expertise, either 2D painting, photosource or 3D renders.
• Modeling and UVmap understanding.
• Ability to give useful critiques of VFX as well as receive feedback and art direction.
• BS/BA/BFA degree in graphic design, fine arts, digital arts or similar.

Toys for Bob is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national o

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.