VFX Artist

Zynga is looking for a Visual Effects Artist responsible for designing, creating and integrating visual effects for use in real-time games.


  • Conceptualize, animate and implement particle effects (both realistic and non-realistic) such as fire, explosions, smoke, moving water, sparks, dust, clouds, exhaust, weather, etc.
  • Work closely with designers, engineers and related artists to design, create and place VFX for games
  • Work with UX/UI artists to create and integrate VFX for interface elements
  • Model, texture, animate, and light VFX assets to Design & Art Directors’ specifications.
  • Work closely with engineers and leads to troubleshoot art pipelines as needed
  • Meticulous, organized approach to creating technically efficient and visually compelling VFX assets
  • Use visual editing tools to create, place, and trigger effects


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Digital Art, related field or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years experience in video games production
  • At least one shipped game as a VFX Artist
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating proficiency in creating and implementing VFX in a real-time game environment
  • Ability to create all assets related to VFX production
  • Experience working with VFX pipelines for real-time 3D game engines, Unity preferred
  • Experience integrating VFX into UI
  • Strong scripting skills, including experience with C#
  • Thorough knowledge working with a 3D content authoring system (Maya, Max)
  • Experience using Houdini for VFX production a plus
  • Ability to write and apply shaders a plus

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