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Senior/Principal VFX Artist

Game Development - OC Studio | Irvine, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior/Principal VFX Artist

Note: We will also consider mid-level applicants for this position.


About Nexon:

Nexon’s roots are originally in Asia, but is now expanding aggressively into the western gaming market by opening a studio in Orange County California. Our vision is to create high quality and innovative online games that create unforgettable experiences. If you want to be part of building a new game company with a new IP set in a grounded, dark fantasy universe, let’s talk.


Job Description:

We’re looking for a motivated and passionate artist who can contribute AAA VFX to our game. Our ideal candidate will have an in depth knowledge of game development and be willing to jump on any problem we throw their way.  That could mean anything from working with designers to enhance the feel of gameplay, working with artists to heighten the games atmosphere or collaborating with engineers to guide VFX pipelines. These may be new challenges, but a willingness to jump in and learn fast is a critical part of this role.  

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Art Director to establish look and feel of particle FX.
  • Create realistic VFX for in real time.
  • Ownership and creation of the VFX pipeline.
  • Collaborate with design to create visual effect that clarify design intent.
  • Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department.
  • Innovate ways to solve problems quickly and unblock other teams.
  • When needed, work with outsourcing vendors to ensure artistic quality and enforce best practices in deliverables.
  • Ensure art team is focused on making VFX that are both optimized for performance while hitting a high artistic quality.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency with Unreal, or comparable engine.
  • Solid understanding of creating visual effect for next gen game.
  • Proficiency in relevant software including Houdini and other 3d packages (Maya, 3ds Max).
  • Experience creating materials and shaders for use in visual effects.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Shipped title as a Senior VFX artist.          
  • Portfolio showcasing your work.
  • 5+ years concept art experience

Plusses:

  • Experience with Unreal engine's Niagara Visual Effects
  • Blueprint Experience in Unreal

Materials Required:

  • Resume
  • Portfolio