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Visual Effects Artist (Temporary Assignment)

Naughty Dog

Santa Monica, CA, USA

Job type: Contract

Job Description

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Visualize, create and implement real-time visual effects
  • Create effects that work optimally on the target platform
  • Be proactive and self-motivated, seeking out tasks remaining to be done
  • Collaborate with other effects artists, and the rest of the development team to make the best game possible
  • Help influence further development of internal technologies and artistic capabilities
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Skills & Requirements

Requirements & Skills:

  • Strong technical knowledge and artistic abilities working with sprite type particles and materials within a game engine
  • Strong sense of form, color, and composition
  • Advanced problem solving techniques and patience to resolve the numerous hurdles that present themselves while working to achieve the highest quality effects
  • Thorough knowledge of Maya dynamics, particles and expressions, as well as how to optimize for video game hardware
  • Natural tendency to take on a problem and to work with others until the problem is resolved
  • Python scripting (preferred)
  • Must be able to provide a demo reel or examples of professional work (Online Preferred), a breakdown of your contributions to the shot, and an accompanying resume
  • As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.

As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.

How to Apply

Please send resume and portfolios to jobs@naughtydog.com

About the Company

Naughty Dog is the developer of critically acclaimed and top-selling titles including the Crash Bandicoot franchise, Jak and Daxter franchise Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. We are a relatively small studio with a highly decentralized and collaborative work environment – we value feedback about any aspect of our game development from any of our team members. Since Naughty Dog is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment America, we also have many perks that comes from being in the Sony family – movie screenings on the Sony Pictures lots and discounts on electronics, music, movies and PlayStation hardware and software. Of course, you just can’t beat our location. Naughty Dog is based near the ocean – and beaches – in Santa Monica, California, where beautiful weather and fair temperatures grace us year-round.

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