Hiring Alert for VFX Game Artist

Schell Games is a highly talented group of artists, programmers, producers, and game designers led by game industry veteran Jesse Schell. We’re the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company in the United States. Since 2002, we’ve worked with world-class clients and partners to create interactive experiences that engage and inspire players of all ages across all platforms. Presently, we are focused on virtual reality, augmented reality, location-based experiences, and social games.

Expectations of Advanced Level Role:

You consistently seek out best practices from experts within and outside of the studio and incorporate them into your work. Your craft skills allow you to deliver on the team’s vision. You clearly understand how your work affects your colleagues and the experience you are building. Although you are still learning how to be an expert, your teams benefit greatly from your growing expertise.

You communicate effectively with colleagues and clients. You build relationships, communication channels, and efficiency within your team. You seek feedback, and address it consistently and effectively.

You excel in your project role. You advocate on behalf of the guest and understand how that translates to project goals and constraints. You’re comfortable working within our development methodologies and explore different ways to make your team more effective.

Others look to you to help make decisions on the team. You are able to constructively work through conflict with members of your team.


  • 3+ Years of experience creating VFX for game platforms or interactive experiences
  • Portfolio of work must be available for review, displaying the use of particle systems, shaders, and mesh effects
  • Understanding of optimization limitations and methodology
  • Display excellent communication skills, both verbal and visual
  • Understanding of various methodologies for VFX creation
  • Experience in Unreal and/or Unity engine for the creation of VFX
  • Understanding of VFX/PostFX integration and performance impacts


  • Concept art foundational skills
  • Houdini experience is a bonus, but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of shader creation or shader-based workflows

Candidate selected for this position will be subject to standard employment verification and criminal background check upon offer of contingent employment.