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Keywords Studios

VFX Artist

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Keywords Studios
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Redmond, WA

Keywords has an exciting opportunity to work alongside the team responsible for a top-selling and critically acclaimed AAA racing franchise. As a VFX Artist, youโ€™ll be responsible for authoring and placing particle and atmospheric effects to efficiently achieve high quality game content that meets studio and fan expectations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify efficient VFX authoring workflows, working with Engine and Tech Art teams to implement
  • Author new particle effects using our proprietary system
  • Author procedural content and texture maps to drive VFX systems like clouds and weather
  • Use a node-based system to author materials to enhance particle visuals
  • Use our car and environment authoring tools to place VFX systems into content packages
  • Ensure that our VFX systems operate at or under our performance budget


Required Qualifications:

  • A strong portfolio that showcases the fundamentals of particle motion, physical behaviors, lighting and polish
  • Experience with a variety of VFX content authoring tools, preferably expertise with Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max, Unreal Engine/Unity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with proprietary game engines.
  • Experience working on performant AAA quality real-time particle effects on current generation hardware.
  • Avid gamer who understands industry leading visuals and consumer expectations
  • Passion for art, innovation, and technology


At KeyWords we provide all our contingent workforce with:

  • Paid Time Off (including sick days and holidays)
  • 401k (3% matching)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits