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Company Name:
Obsidian Entertainment
Irvine, California
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Some College

Visual FX Artist

This artist will be responsible for creating a wide range of character class ability FX. A solid grasp of the principles of animation, dynamics, follow-through, and lighting are essential. The FX artist must have skill in creating textures and geometry needed for FX. The FX artist should be well-versed in FX related tools -- Photoshop, After Effects, Fume, etc.


  • Create a wide range of 3D effects collaborating with animators and designers to meet class design and visual goals.
  • Work closely with Art Director and Game Designers to ensure the visual target is met or exceeded.
  • Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem solving discussions.
  • Complete work under reasonable deadlines.


  • A demo portfolio demonstrating excellent drawing and texturing skills. Work must clearly demonstrate exceptional ability in the areas of artistic, stylistic and versatility.
  • High proficiency with Maya.
  • Previous experience working with next-gen shaders and materials in game engines.
  • Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines.
  • Independently resourceful and able come up with creative solutions.
  • Able to manage time effectively to insure timely delivery of work.
  • Receptive to art direction and critiques from project art leads.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Passion for gaming.


  • Worked on previous game titles, either console, online, or mobile platforms.
  • Working knowledge of 3DSMax or XSI.
  • An interest in video game theory and design.

Portfolio Requirements

  • An online VFX reel.

Portfolio Pluses

  • Examples of non-VFX animation skills.
  • Examples of broad ranging artistic talent including; life drawings, character or environment concepts.

All art resumes must be accompanied with Website portfolio.

Simply apply via e-mail: jobs@obsidian.net.

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Please no phone calls or drop ins. We only accept emailed applications.