VFX Artist- Contract

By September 28, 2016Jobs

Career Opportunities: VFX Artist – Contract (101702)

We are Criterion. We love games.
Over the last fifteen years we’ve entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning and massively entertaining games. We are a team of talented people who craft games with joy, passion, and commitment to quality.

At Criterion, we place enormous value on creative collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspective. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another.


The Challenge Ahead:
The VFX Artist is responsible for the VFX in our games, working closely with the Lead VFX artist, Art Director, Creative Director and Game Designers. Great communication skills are useful as you will be expected to present to others in the team on a regular basis. Strong collaboration to create the best possible game experience is required.

You must be able to work effectively with an internal team and in some cases distributed team members.


What a VFX Artist at Criterion needs:

  • Understanding of game design and player feedback requirements for visuals
  • Excellent visual language skills to create distinctive effects
  • Collaborate and garner consensus with game artists, designers, producers and engineers
  • Proven track record collaborating with the wider team
  • Able to give effective critiques and also take strong criticism
  • Extensive experience with games engines (ideally Frostbite) Visual Effects editors and particle systems
  • Strong technical art skillset to aid in innovative VFX usage and integration with other systems
  • Working knowledge of Maya, and/or other commercial 3D authoring packages
  • A keen eye for motion, compositing, and animation
  • Experience as an animator, modeler and/or texture artist a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of the game development process
  • Passion for creating memorable experiences driven by visuals
  • Passion for gaming

A VFX Artist should also have:

  • Organized, good communication skills and a great team-player
  • Extensive games industry experience
  • Shipped AAA titles as a VFX Artist
  • Current/Next-Gen Console and PC experience
  • Demonstration of strong all-round art skills
  • Familiar with industry standard software, engines and trends


What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!
We realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, so we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality.