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(Expired) FX Artist

5 months ago by Psyonix

  San Diego (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Art

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Psyonix, a San Diego based video game studio and the creator of Rocket League, is looking for a highly skilled FX Artist that can help us create stunning visual effects for our new and existing IPs. Our ideal candidate will use their knowledge of 3D software and FX packages to craft amazing visuals for in game assets and environments. If you’re as skilled making a flamethrower as you are making a blizzard, we’re looking to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop complex and visually stunning particle and shader effects
  • Create textures, models and shaders to build out effects for in game assets
  • Work closely with artists, animators, designers and programmers to implement effects
  • Concept, propose, and implement creative ideas for in game content


  • Experience in Photoshop and 3D packages (3Ds Max or Maya) and real time, in-game FX systems
  • Great technical knowledge and familiarity of game engines
  • Proficient in optimizing effects and shaders to maintain the game running at target fps
  • Excellent communication and organization skills. Ability to communicate effectively with people across multiple departments
  • Ability to create assets from scratch and match an established style
  • Great understanding of scale, timing, detail, form, texture and color
  • Capacity to work in a wide range of styles
  • Ability to innovate and a passion for problem solving

Ideal Candidate Has:

  • At least 3 years in the video game industry
  • Previously shipped PC or console titles as an FX artist using Unreal 3/UE4
  • Strong understanding of real time rendering requirements
  • Must be comfortable pioneering new tools and techniques
  • Skill(s) in other related disciplines – 3D modeling, animation, illustration
  • Must be a driven self starter

Required Application Materials:

  • An online portfolio that demonstrates strong artistic and technical skills.

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