Contract VFX / Technical Artist

Galvanic Games
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August 17, 2022
United States
$35-$50 per hour

Galvanic Games is hiring a Visual Effects Artist and Animator for Wizard with a Gun for a 3 - 4 month contract. We're looking for someone who can help build particle systems, sprite sheets, and other in-game effects to support our combat, magic, and crafting systems. Ideal candidates will have enough grasp of Technical Artistry to be able to determine the best approaches to accomplish different visual effects to match, as well as possible, related concept art.


5 illustrations of a wizard shooting a lightning bullet
5 illustrations of a wizard shooting a force bullet
5 illustrations of a wizard shooting an oil bullet

Important Details:

  • Location: Seattle, WA.  Remote candidates very welcome! Preference for PST timezone.
  • Technologies: Photoshop, Unity.
  • Rate: $35-$50 per hour based on experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the illustrators and designers to rebuild concept art pieces into visual effects in Unity.
  • Roughly estimate the amount of time a given asset will take you to complete.
  • Use version control and upload finished assets to a repository.
  • Export visual assets for in-game use.
  • Build particle systems and prefabs in Unity.

Basic Qualifications

  • A portfolio illustrating competency with visual effects.
  • At least 1-2 years of professional experience producing art for games.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Previously shipped a game.
Galvanic Games

Galvanic is a small independent game studio in Seattle that specializes in combat-driven multiplayer games (though we've built a lot of other weird and fun stuff too). We aim to build ambitious games that bring players to immersive new worlds while empowering their creativity and allowing self-expression. We focus on good scope management and planning to avoid crunch and other bad business practices. We plan to remain a small, tight-knit team of highly-talented individuals who love building games together.



  • 4 weeks of paid time off per year
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Stock options
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Evenly distributed quarterly bonus policy


Galvanic is proudly committed to creating a diverse and welcoming creative environment. We care deeply about maintaining and growing our supportive and inclusive work culture. Galvanic is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Featured Game

Wizard with a Gun (published by Devolver Digital) is an online cooperative sandbox survival game set in a magical wilderness wrought with dangerous creatures and arcane mysteries. Embark on a journey alone or with friends to collect, craft, and outfit your wizard however you see fit as you explore the unknown.

Some Distant Memory is a story-heavy exploration game. 300 years after the world ended, hope of recovering the past is all but gone. You're searching for the sunken city of Houston with ARORA, a powerful AI capable of rebuilding memories from left behind artifacts, in hopes of finding answers before it's too late.

Rapture Rejects (published by Tiny Build) is a top down isometric last man standing game set in the apocalyptic Cyanide & Happiness universe. When God leaves the worst of us to fight for ourselves, all that’s left to do is to kill each other. Scavenge for weapons and kill every other person on Earth, to impress the almighty enough to let you into Heaven.

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