FX Artist
Hearthstone Irvine
Arcane explosion and ancient healing! Claw and cleave! Bane of doom! The Hearthstone team is looking for an associate FX artist to create evocative visual effects in the fun and whimsical style that is synonymous with Hearthstone. You’ll develop real time effects from concept to implementation and work to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the effects in the game. Lead the creation of the 2.5 Dimensional animations for our “Golden Cards” that make them into the truly valuable collectibles they are. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of color, texture, shape and timing as relates to FX and demonstrates an ability to sketch and story board to convey design ideas.

Requirements

  • Experience with creating consistently charming, eye-catching, real-time effects (FX) using Photoshop, Maya, and in-game FX systems with 3+ years experience and at least 1 shipped title. 
  • Skilled in developing effects that work across a wide range of system configurations (looks great on the newest graphics chips but still holds up on a variety of mobile devices)
  • Superior eye for lighting, value, color, details, and the ability to use them in creating beautiful visual effects that support gameplay
  • Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
  • Positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback
  • Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery synonymous with Hearthstone
  • A passion for games
Pluses
  • Experience creating real-time, in-game VFX for a variety of platforms from desktop to mobile
  • Familiar with the Unity game engine
  • Previous game production experience
Submission / Portfolio requirements
  • Cover Letter is required
  • Resume
  • Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
  • Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

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