Senior VFX Artist

Fortis Games
Art General Full Time

Wed Dec 20 2023

Remote - Global

Fortis Games

Fortis Games

Fortis is a global game studio with a mission to create worlds that matter — that challenge minds, build connections, and inspire communities.

Who we are

At Fortis Games we aspire to make great games that bring people together while redefining how game companies work. We believe in building a sense of belonging through our games, their communities, and how we operate and treat each other. Through our game communities, we will create powerful connections and lasting memories. We will foster a culture of diversity, equity and belonging where together our diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds impact the games we make.

We are an early but mighty organization with a leadership team of game industry veterans. There are many opportunities for you to have a big impact on the products we'll be making as well as the overall direction of the company. If you're passionate about tackling difficult problems with direct and thoughtful communication and team first mentality, we may be the right place for you.

About the role

  • Conceptualize, design, and create stunning in-game visual effects (including modeling, texturing, animating, lighting, shaders, particle systems, explosions, and environmental effects, etc.) with high tool proficiency.
  • Work with the art team to define a consistent style for VFX and to ensure the quality of the assets for all aspects of the project.
  • Work collaboratively with game designers and engineers to understand gameplay requirements and to effectively communicate gameplay mechanics to the player within the constraints of the engine.
  • Implement visual effects in the Unity game engine and iterate on them based on feedback from the design and development teams.
  • Ensure that the visual effects are optimized for different hardware and platforms.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in video game visual effects.
  • Collaborate with other artists and designers to ensure that the game's overall visual style is consistent.
  • Embrace the mentoring and collaboration values at Fortis to share feedback on design and technical challenges.
  • Develop tools & refine pipelines for the art production process, including batching and automation.
  • Assist in scoping work for on time milestone deliveries.

What you’ll achieve

  • Create dynamic VFX animations and apply compositing techniques to a variety of VFX assets consistent with the overall visual style of the game.
  • Support the Director in the overall VFX vision for the game while taking ownership of environments, gameplay mechanics, and cinematic sequences.

What you’ll need to be successful

  • Experience in visual effects design, with a strong portfolio showcasing your work.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software such as After Effects, Maya, or 3ds Max.
  • Strong artistic skills and understanding of traditional art and animation principles.
  • Ability to write scripts and actions to create VFX.
  • Ability to understand and create complex materials and shaders using a node-based workflow.
  • Strong understanding of 3D graphics and animation principles.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Organized, particularly with asset management (including naming systems)
  • Passion for video games and a deep understanding of the gaming industry and development pipelines..
  • Strong desire to iterate and improve on inefficient processes, managing workload to communicate and best meet tight deadlines.

Why join us

There are many reasons to join us, but here are a few:

  • We strongly believe we are changing how games studios operate and at the core of what we do is making great games that create a connected community
  • We're not just about making Games Where You Belong. We're also about building communities where our people belong. That's why Fortis is a thriving environment that celebrates diversity, embraces inclusivity, and fosters growth.
  • Build and grow with a seasoned team of accomplished talent who have left an impactful mark in their disciplines, both in and out of gaming

Fortis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.