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Posted on: 25 May 2023





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VFX Artist

Position Summary

PerBlue is looking for a skilled VFX Artist with video game experience to join our team of experienced game creators. We’re a growing independent studio whose free-to-play midcore mobile games have been played by millions of people around the world, including the award-winning Disney Heroes: Battle Mode.

Our team brings experience from major studios across the videogame industry. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, we also work remotely around North America for an unmatched quality of life and work. 

You’ll deliver visual effects that willl create amazing experiences for our mobile game fans around the world! You'll add energy to our characters and bring dynamic environments to life in our games. Working closely with our Art Leads and Designers, you'll concept, pitch, prototype, create, test, and integrate high-quality VFX into our 2D and 3D game engines. And you'll bring the fun! 


What you'll do-- 

  • Collaborate with Art Leads, Producers, Artists, and Programmers to create and implement impressive VFX in a Unity environment.
  • Work closely with Art Leads to define the visual direction of VFX in new products, through mock-ups, iteration, and processing feedback
  • Problem-solve and work with Programmers to find creative solutions to visual challenges in game engines
  • Coordinate with Programmers to create reliable and efficient VFX integration pipelines and implement VFX assets
  • Create exciting, performant visuals within the constraints of mobile budgets
  • Clearly and concisely communicate, in our remote team environment, progress and issues in standups and other team environments
  • Take an active role in planning schedules/roadmaps fior VFX


What you'll bring-- 

  • At least 3 years of experience creating VFX for commercially successful games, including at least 1 commercially distributed title
  • Expert understanding and experience with Unity 2D and 3D workflows and pipelines
  • Technical knowledge of Unity game development and artistic workflows
  • A love for the challenge of optimizing 3D and 2D VFX assets, balancing memory and performance contraints against a great gameplay experience


Who you are-- 

  • Proactive. You exhibit sharp communication and organization skills in everything you do.
  • Dependable. Your teammates can count on you to hit deadlines and keep your promises. 
  • Curious. You take it on yourself to learn new technology, tools, methods, and styles.
  • Passionate. You love the technology and the art, and you always have the game players in mind.
  • Accountable. You thrive in a fast-paced environment that values your results. 
  • Open. You'll actively participate in our efforts to be a welcoming, inclusive and diverse workplace.


If you're thinking that your past experiences don't meet every single one of our requirements and preferences perfectly, please still consider applying for this role. We seek diversity in people, experiences, and perspectives, and we're committed to building a genuine, diverse, and inclusive workplace. If you clicked into this posting and you're excited about this role, you may just be the candidate we're looking for, so go on and apply! 


Compensation and Benefits

  • Medical Insurance (70% employer paid - $0 deductible plan)
  • Dental + Vision Insurance (50% employer paid)
  • Short-term/Long-term Disability (100% employer paid)
  • Group Life Insurance (100% employer paid)
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (voluntary, employee paid)
  • 401(k) + 5% Employer Match
  • 18 days Paid Time Off + Company Holidays (including a 2-week Winter Break!)
  • All Company Onsite Weeks + Gap Days
  • Flexible schedules with emphasis on providing work life balance
  • Annual Professional Development Time Off
  • Career growth minded with opportunities for promotions and potential transfers into different departments

The base salary range for this full-time position is $60,000-69,000 USD + bonus. Our salary ranges are determined by role and level. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position across all locations nationwide.

While this base salary range represents our best estimate for this role, factors like experience and job knowledge will play a part in compensation decisions. So if you're intrigued by what we're doing - apply and let's chat!


No agencies, please. This is a pretty good description of this position’s roles and responsibilities but is not a comprehensive job description, so duties and supervisors may change. We regret that we cannot consider visa sponsorship or candidates based outside of the United States or Canada for this position at this time.


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