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Senior Technical Artist (Effects)

Irvine, California. Animation / Art March 31, 2022

Job Title:
Senior Technical Artist (Effects)

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Job Description:
Imagendary Studios is seeking a highly skilled and talented Senior Technical Artist to join our core team developing high quality AAA games. The ideal candidate will support the art team by helping bring scenes to life with effects and animation while also keeping everything running smoothly.


  • Work closely with directors and designers to create prototypes and complex special effects.
  • Help development and come up with various techniques or tools to bring high quality visual effects into the real-time engine.
  • Help bridge the gap between Houdini and real-time engine (Unreal) to develop tools transferring the effect works while maintaining the highest quality.
  • Help establish content creation guidelines and procedures.
  • Work closely with software engineers and visual effects Artists to develop tools for the effects pipeline.
  • Clean up art assets and evaluate them for technical issues before implementing them in game or animation.
  • Evaluate effect works in real-time engine (Unreal) and address technical issues that may arise.
  • Contribute to the growth of a startup studio.


  • 4+ years of professional experience in the game/film industry as a Technical Artist focusing on effects.
  • Strong knowledge and experience using effects tools, such as both Houdini and Unreal Engine.
  • Strong knowledge of effects pipelines for high end AAA games and cinematic animation.
  • Proficiency in technical problem solving.
  • Self-starting, self-reliant personality and willing to pitch in on many areas of game development.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.


  • Lead or team management experience in AAA game development or Film production.
  • Experience programming in Python, C++, C#, MEL, or other programming languages.
  • Art skills, such as animation or modeling.
  • Familiarity with combat, environment, and character design workflows.

Imagendary Studios was launched in January 2021 with a vision to be the IP development of stories and world building for the next generation AAA games and cinematic animations. We have 50+ team members with two locations in Irvine California and Shanghai China. We are committed to building a global community that embraces diversity, authenticity and creativity. We provide generous benefits and perks with an eye on balancing true work and life. We’ve worked hard to shape and build a strong collaborative and creative environment, an inclusive and diverse workplace culture, and professional growth training opportunities. Our people are everything and our goal is clear. We strive to deliver the most unique and extraordinary entertainment experience to players and audiences across the world. Join us!

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