VFX Artist

Art San Mateo, California

Tap Sports Baseball 2018


GluSports is a studio with a strong culture of ownership and agency. We work in a lively, collaborative environment and are passionate about producing the types of games and content that we’d love to play. We’ve had amazing success with MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and we’re also launching WWE Universe while beginning development on an exciting unannounced title! Our studio prides itself on having intensely driven people who love having a great time at work and being part of a winning team.

We’re currently looking for a VFX Artist who will collaborate closely with the Art Director to define the vision and produce mind blowing in-game visual effects including VFX art and animation for a new game world as well as our other existing titles.

You’ll most often be:

  • Creating high quality VFX art and animation on par with top 3D mobile games
  • Collaborating with engineers and designers to create beautiful assets without sacrificing performance
  • Assisting in planning the asset production schedule, VFX pipeline and workflow
  • Contributing to the creative process through original ideas and inspiration
  • Participating in critiquing your work and the work of other artists
  • Communicating closely with art, production and design to execute on the vision
  • Helping document and drive continual improvements to our art standards, practices, and tools
  • Delivering against budget, time, quality, and technical constraints

At GluSports we believe in advancing the capabilities of everyone we work with. You’ll be able to use whatever VFX tool you need to succeed while having a massive amount of impact on the future of VFX at our studio.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, we’ve found that those with these passions and skill/experience background were best setup for success. If you have a passion for:

  • Squeezing the most out of mobile limitations for VFX
  • Openly collaborating with various stages of development
  • Sports or action games

And your skills and experience include:

  • 3+ Years of VFX experience in art and animation with Maya, After Effects (or other composing software) and Unity
  • Deep knowledge of 3D particle systems (Maya and Unity) and 2D particle systems to support them in After Effects or other 2D software
  • Experience in creating VFX shaders in Unity, including animated UVs, transparency and advanced materials and shaders for a wide range of effects.

If you have the above AND any knowledge in these areas, you’d earn major points!

  • Experience integrating and implementing VFX animations from Maya into Unity/Mecanim
  • Experience with rendered game cinematics VFX is a plus
  • Experience with the creation of VFX related tools is a plus
  • Prior history developing applications for smartphones and tablets (iOS and/or Android) is a plus
  • Experience working as a Tech Artist is a plus

Then we think you might be someone who would succeed here on the team at GluSports! If this sounds like the next chapter in the story of your career, we would love for you to apply so we can discuss your valuable skills and how we can benefit from each other! Please make sure that your application has a demo reel with examples of your VFX work!