VFX Artist

Artech L.L.C.
Redmond, WA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

343 Industries, the developers of Halo, is seeking an FX Artist to join our team, a creative, self-driven person who would like to deliver an amazing Halo experience and is passionate about effects development. A team player with strong communication skills that is able to work with all disciplines and leads. Be a part of a tightly knit team responsible for delivering high-end effects for a future Halo game. Inspire gamers from around the world, join 343 Industries and become part of the Halo legacy!

Skills & Requirements

  • Use modern techniques to create high quality effects for environments and dynamic objects.
  • Work directly with the Leads to ensure the visual quality bar is met.
  • Concept and prototype new effects.
    Collaborate with the FX artists to share techniques, assets and ideas.
  • Work closely with artists, animators, designers, and engineers to produce a cohesive game experience.
  • Optimize effects to run efficiently within the game while maintaining high quality standards.

Qualifications & Skills

  • 3+ years of professional experience in games, commercial and/or film.


  • Experience working with real-time particle simulations in either proprietary or 3rd party systems.
  • Strong understanding of how to create photorealistic effects.
  • Shipped at least one AAA game, block buster film or popular TV series.
  • Proficient in at least one 3D software package like Maya, Max or Houdini.
  • Experience creating high quality fluid dynamic systems.
  • Understanding of soft and rigid bodies.
  • Knowledge of the art fundamentals including color theory, visual design, and composition.
  • Solid understanding of physics, motion and animation, including weighting, scale and timing.
  • Good understanding of Lighting and how it influences effects.
  • Game scripting experience.

How to Apply

Please email your resume to: Christina.leigh@artech.com.  I can also be reached via the phone at 425-289-2661.  These are 12 month contract positions with the possibility of extensions.  These are on the Shooter team at Halo. 

About the Company

Artech's Mission is to provide exceptional IT staffing and project management services for clients time-sensitive and mission critical applications through best value solutions and promoting highest standards of quality, integrity and mutual respect.