Senior VFX Artist

Heart MachineApply for this Job
October 10, 2020

We are looking for an experienced (or just dang talented) VFX Artist to work on future projects at Heart Machine! Become a part of our tight-knit (but growing) team to help make our worlds more alive and vibrant.


  • Content creation of visual FX across all areas of the game, with an emphasis on Combat FX and Sci Fi Props
  • You will work with our VFX Supervisor to ensure a consistent style and quality level across all the various types of game FX assets
  • You will partner with our render engineers to develop new, or improve upon existing technologies for pushing the bar of game FX, both visually and technically (Experience with Fluid simulation, and NPR rendering a BIG Plus)
  • Document, communicate requirements and provide feedback to internal artists and outsourcing partners
  • Actively develop and improve skillset and abilities by keeping aware of industry trends and techniques, evaluating competitive products, and learning new software packages and traditional art methods


  • More than anything, a portfolio of high quality, stylized visual effects in a real-time application
  • Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into engine (Unreal Engine Preferred)
  • Proficiency in industry-standard art packages, including Maya and Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of dynamics and simulations packages
  • Depth in visual shading networks (Unreal Engine preferred)
  • Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills


  • Side-FX Houdini experience (Game Dev Tools / Labs in particular!)
  • Scripting / Technical Design experience (Unity C#, UE4 Blueprints or similar)

Additional Information

  • Working remotely is an option
  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Send your application to with the title "VFX Artist".

Please include specific skills you would bring to a new project, as well as any links to current and/or past projects and your resume.

All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

About the Company

Creators of Hyper Light Drifter and Solar Ash.

Heart Machine is a deeply motivated and close-knit team located in Los Angeles. Our focus is gameplay that’s engaging, fluid and fun, while also building worlds through vibrant art, heartfelt stories and incredible sound design. We’re immensely excited to be creating things we love every day.

Although we are all passionate and work incredibly hard, our studio is not a crunch-factory - we like to live our lives, have holidays, and remain healthy throughout a project.

We’re supportive of a diverse working environment - different life perspectives offer a lot to building a better game, studio and understanding of one another.

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