Marvel's Spider-Man Developer Insomniac Games Is Seeking VFX Artists & Managers

The positions are available for senior and mid-level artists.

Insomniac Games – the developer behind Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, and Marvel's Spider-Man – is looking for VFX Managers and VFX Artists at several seniority levels. Houdini experts are especially welcome. Both remote and on-site positions are available.

Visual Effects Artist responsibilities:

  • Creates, designs, and implements real-time particle effects using both static and animating 2D/3D elements.
  • Placing of visual FX across all areas of the game, including environmental and gameplay FX, and cinematics.
  • Create FX textures (color, normal, specular, ambient occlusion, height, and incandescent maps.)
  • Understands fundamentals of simulations in software packages like Houdini, Embergen or equivalent.
  • Creates FX shaders with node-based shader networks.
  • Creates simple geometry and UV sets.
  • Optimizes FX for framerate and memory.
  • Collaborates with other development departments to ensure that FX are implemented appropriately in the game engine.
  • Understands and adds to the overall art style of game.
  • Orchestrates FX events involving layering and timing of different FX to create a believable scene.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Five plus years of professional experience or training, or an equivalent amount of education and experience.

Technical skills:

  • Proficient in Maya, competent working with joints and locators, keyframing, rigid body simulations, hard surface modeling, and UV mapping.
  • Proficient in Photoshop for painting and editing textures.
  • Proficient with node-based shader networks.
  • Knowledge of other visual effects software is a plus.

Other skills:

  • Strong team skills and collaborative attitude.
  • Strong observation skills and ability to use reference materials.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficient Animation and timing skills.
  • Solid traditional arts background is a plus.

Apply for one of the positions here to get a chance to work with a great team of professionals.

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