VFX Artist - Echtra Games

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VFX Artist - Echtra Games


Echtra Games is looking for a VFX ARTIST to join our growing team for a new cross platform ARPG project. The VFX Artist will need to be skilled in basic modeling, UV mapping, and texture & shader creation to cover a wide range of game content – from player skills to UI effects to environment objects. A successful candidate portfolio will show a strong sense of timing, visual composition, color, anticipation/follow through, and ability to communicate gameplay. The VFX Artist will possess the ability to work both independently and in cooperation with the Art Director, artists, and game designers to turn feedback into actionable direction that meets development goals.

We are a small game studio in San Francisco with a team of veteran game developers.  At Echtra, we value diversity and support work-life balance.  We have great benefits, an open vacation policy, and flexible schedules.


Create and implement high quality mesh-based and sprite-based VFX components.
Conceptualize and build a library of effects using Unreal Engine 5 and Cascade.
Work with other departments to keep artwork stylistically consistent.
Modify and improve existing game assets.
Have effective pipelines and organization for asset management.
Skills & Requirements

A portfolio showcasing a strong understanding of VFX creation.
3+ years of industry experience in games as a VFX Artist with at least one shipped title.
Experience creating VFX assets with Unreal Engine 5 and Cascade, including shader construction using the UE5 material editor.
Basic modelling, UV mapping, texture production, and exporting of all effects components in support of VFX production.
Excellent visual and technical problem solving skills, particularly in real-time VFX scenarios including optimization & LOD versioning techniques.
Efficient organization and communication skills and ability to prioritize and execute ideas within a schedule.
Works well in a collaborative environment.
Able to take direction from the Leads and Supervisors and feedback from the Directors.

Experience using Maya and Photoshop.
Experience overseeing and providing feedback to outsource partners.
Additional Information
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