We’re ArenaNet. We make the games we want to play a reality, and infuse them with innovation, hand-crafted detail, and creative passion.
As developer and publisher of the award-winning Guild Wars game series, we’re proud to share our passion for the online worlds we’ve created with over 11 million players worldwide.
ArenaNet is currently seeking a talented, highly-motivated, passionate and experienced VFX artist to join our team. The FX artist will work closely with the Lead FX Artist, Art Director and Design teams to create spectacular visual effects for players, creatures and items, bringing the magic (both figuratively and literally) to life. Please include links to your current portfolio when applying.
Work closely with designers to visualize gameplay VFX for players, creatures and events
Work with environmental and prop artists to enhance items and environments
Create VFX assets using propriety and commercial tools
Maintain visual cohesion with the GW2 art style
3 plus years of industry experience in all stages of game development from preproduction to ship.
At least 1 shipped title for PC or Console
Strong portfolio demonstrating excellent understanding of particle systems, animation, simulations, modeling, and texture painting
3D art generalist, competent in all areas of asset creation
Strong working knowledge of Maya
Ability to author texture source from scratch or photo/video reference, and create looping texture sets through use of Photoshop and After Effects
Highly motivated, self-starter, and creative thinker
Able to creatively solve problems
Strong grasp of the overall ArenaNet visual style for Guild Wars
Experience with shader development
Background in painting, concept art, or animation
Ability to model and texture hard surface / rigid objects within a range of styles (painterly to realistic)
This is a full time, on-site position at our studio in Bellevue, Washington. A casual, friendly work environment, comprehensive benefits package, a competitive salary, and more are all part of what makes ArenaNet a great place to work.
ArenaNet is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.