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Hothead Games

VFX Artist

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Hothead Games
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Vancouver, BC

We’re looking for a VFX artist to join a highly dynamic game development studio to make our games look even more awesome! The ideal candidate should be someone who shows initiative and passion for the mobile gaming world and will thrive in our creative environment.


  • Create the particle effects and art assets required to make stunning VFX in 2D or 3D for environments, characters, and UI
  • Work with the project owners, and project artists to understand or develop an approach to VFX within a game’s art style
  • Collaborate with programmers and technical artists to understand technical restrictions/limitations of the hardware, and create compelling visual FX within those constraints
  • Divide your time between multiple projects that require VFX and provide accurate estimates in order to help manage task scope
  • Ensure visual FX meet technical and visual quality standards
  • Work with QA and other trades to diagnose and resolve VFX bugs


  • Proficiency with Unity Particle Editor, Cascade, PopcornFX or equivalent particle editing software
  • Experience working with Unity or equivalent game engine
  • Proficient with Maya / 3ds Max
  • Proficient with Photoshop
  • Strong communication skills are a must

Bonus Points:

  • 3 – 5 years of work experience as an artist
  • Experience with Substance Designer / Substance Painter
  • Some GLSL shader editing skill
  • Experience with Houdini

Please submit a portfolio of your work.

This full-time permanent position is for our Vancouver office, located at 1555 West Pender Street in beautiful Coal Harbour. At Hothead Games, we strive to maintain a healthy workplace, and during the Covid-19 pandemic the successful candidate will have the option to work from home. Compensation includes a competitive salary, vacation time, and extended health coverage. Cool perks include an in-house gym, on-site chiropractor/registered massage therapist/physiotherapist, yoga/fitness classes, RRSP matching, major/minor league sports events, summer rooftop BBQs, snacks and beverages, weekly lunch & learns, beer Fridays, a dedicated charity and social committee, and most of all β€” amazing people to work with!


At Hothead Games, we are an equal opportunity employer and we value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. We strive to build and grow our team that fosters variety in backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace inclusiveness in our workplace so we can utilize each person’s talents and strengths to make great games.

If you're seeking an awesome new challenge in a fun and engaging studio, we invite you to apply and talk about the possibilities of beginning a rewarding new chapter of your career.