Visual Effects Artist job description

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Job brief

We are looking for a creative, detail-oriented Visual Effects Artist creating computerized animations. To be successful, the Visual Effects Artist must be adept at using industry-standard software tools and be highly creative.


  • Apply visual effects and graphics to video content on a daily basis with software applications.
  • Responsible for creating new visual effect templates for the company to store in its library.
  • Craft CGI and animated characters and settings.
  • Produce visuals for games and applications.
  • Develop simulations for trials to be demonstrated to clients and management.
  • Draws up storyboards to be reviewed by other art creators within the company.
  • Able to meet production targets, adhere to strict deadlines and other restrictions.
  • Heed client instructions when producing content.
  • Troubleshoot existing animation problems.
  • Collaborate with team artists to develop the design for the effects and animations.
  • Ensure that your work operates at, or under, their company’s budget.
  • Search for alternatives when your work is projected to go over budget.
  • To ensure that the clients' expectations are met, works closely with 3D designers, leads, and the animation supervisor.


  • Degree or certificate in computer animations or related field
  • 3+ years experience
  • Deep understanding of the following software tools: Unity, Houdini, Dreamweaver, and CS5
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems knowledge as well as experience in Windows
  • General knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, CAD, and Nuke/After Effects
  • An understanding of aspect dynamics, animation rigging/set-up, and 3D character animation
  • Highly creative and passion in visual effects
  • Excellent computer skills as well as great attention to detail
  • Exceptional work ethic and time management skills
  • Possess the ability to work with little or no supervision when drawing and designing images
  • Communication and active listening skills are important
  • Good drawing and coloring skills

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