Bungie is looking for a VFX Artist

We’re seeking a driven artist to help expand the Destiny universe through spectacular visual effects!

The ideal candidate brings a passion to learn advanced technical and artistic skills. The candidate understands how to work with a team and will be expected to learn the challenges of modern AAA game development to produce stunning in-game visual effects that support gameplay, cinematics, and environments.

With the uncertainty and rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, most positions at Bungie are expected to onboard and work from home for a significant portion of 2021. In 2022, most Bungie employees will adopt a flexible schedule working from home part time (outside of positions identified as either 100% onsite or fully remote in WA & CA). Currently only a select range of positions are available for full-time remote work in WA & CA (please review location for details). Prospective employees located outside of CA & WA will need to establish WA state residency within 45 days of a start date. Bungie’s work from home, flexible work schedule, and remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.


  • Work closely with the VFX Lead to author effect assets that enhance gameplay and storytelling
  • Use proprietary tools, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max to create effects that balance the visual goals of the project with the performance demands of the game engine
  • Help develop Destiny’s visual language through the craft of visual effects
  • Build productive working relationships with your team


  • Understands the principles of real time visual effects
  • Experience with node based shaders
  • Understanding of Art and Visual Design fundamentals (color theory, etc.)
  • Familiarity in Photoshop and 3D packages
  • Ability and willingness to follow direction, collaborate productively with others, and work to meet deadlines as necessary
  • A portfolio or demo reel that demonstrates artistic and technical skills, as well as a firm grasp of timing and scale
  • A dedicated interest for games


  • Be able to break down a visual effect into component content-types (particle FX, shader FX, mesh FX, post-process, animation, decal, lighting, etc.) and choose the right tools for the job
  • Programming or scripting experience in any language (C++ / Python / HLSL)
  • Animation background
  • Experience with Houdini, Fume FX, Maya fluids tools, or Substance Designer

Apply here


Hey all! My name is Eric and I’m one of the Lead VFX Artists at Bungie. With all the new stuff we’re working on at the studio, we need to bolster our VFX ranks some more.

To add to the info in the job listing above, I’m linking a few videos to give you an idea of what we work on and what it’s like to work at Bungie.

I started at Bungie over eight years ago and after almost a quarter century of making games, it’s definitely the studio I’ve loved working for the most and have learned the most from. I’m super proud of this team and feel privileged to be a part of it. The VFX team here is very casual, friendly, and welcoming. We love to share our content, creations, techniques and encouragement with each other.

Really, feel free to apply! If you have questions for me, feel free to post them here or PM me. There’s probably a lot I can’t answer, but I’ll read them all and do my best!



Artstation pages from a few of our artists:
Mike Stavrides
An-Tim Nguyen


A couple of Vidocs:
Beyond Light Vidoc
Shadowkeep Vidoc