VFX Artist

Art · Seattle, Washington
Department Art
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Undead Labs is looking for a creative and technically minded VFX Artist to create stunning VFX to amplify gameplay, create unforgettable moments, and help bring worlds to life for our millions of State of Decay fans. 


At Undead Labs, we work in highly collaborative, cross-discipline teams because we understand that the best ideas are ones we generate together. We are creators of the hit survival-fantasy franchise State of Decay played by millions, and we operate independently as part of a network of studios now owned by Microsoft. We have a rich history of entrepreneurship and empowerment that will carry us forward as we reach new levels of quality, ambition, and polish.


Responsibilities & Objectives


  • Work with our VFX lead to prototype, iterate and refine a wide variety of VFX content in the Unreal engine.
  • Apply creative and technical skills to create systemic and custom VFX solutions.
  • Learn and own VFX needs for State of Decay 2 while also contributing to State of Decay 3.
  • Create and implement stunning VFX content which is optimized and performant.
  • Collaborate with team members to iterate and refine ideas to achieve the best results.


Skills, Knowledge, Experience (Core Traits)


  • Ideally brings 3+ years of experience in the games industry as a VFX artist.
  • Self-motivated problem solver with the ability to own small to mid-sized projects.
  • Learning mindset and keeps up to date with new industry technologies and techniques.
  • Portfolio showcasing AAA-quality visual effects using particles, animation materials, sprites, custom shaders, and more
  • Solid understanding of PBR materials and lighting.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


Bonus Traits

  • Experience with Unreal Engine.
  • Experience with Houdini, Fume FX, Maya fluids tools, or Substance Designer
  • Experience with visual scripting tools, such as Blueprint or Bolt, and shader or material graphs
  • At least one shipped title as VFX Artist



Physical Requirements

Close vision to monitors and screens, consistently working on computer equipment such as keyboards and monitors, long periods of sitting. Noise levels are low to moderate in the work environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Undead Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

We look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a link to your online portfolio to jobs@undeadlabs.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Department
    Art
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level