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VFX Artists (Games)

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Grinding Gear Games

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Wednesday, 23 February, 2022 - 11:14 AM

We are Grinding Gear Games, creator of Path of Exile, the award-winning Online Action RPG. We're a studio of 165 world-class developers based in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand.

We're expanding and we seek experienced VFX Artists to join us! You will develop real-time effects from concept to implementation and work to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the effects in the game. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of colour, texture, timing and impact as relates to FX and demonstrates an ability to sketch and storyboard to convey design ideas.

     Location:    Onsite in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
                         *Relocation assistance (for the right candidate if needed)

  • Three years of experience creating FX for games
  • Experience creating real-time game effects in a wide range of software
  • Superior eye for lighting, value, colour, details, and the ability to use them in creating efficient and impactful visual effects 
  • Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
  • Positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback 
  • Passion for creating dark and gritty spells and microtransactions
  • Showreel or Portfolio of examples demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
  • Must be willing to complete an fx test if requested to do so



How to apply:

If you meet the above requirements, send us an email with a cover letter and your CV including link/s to your portfolio/reel. Email your cover letter and resume with links to your portfolio/reel to: with your name + position you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls or agencies, please.


Grinding Gear Games
2020  Winner - BAFTA Best Expanding Game
2013  Winner - GameSpot's PC Game of the Year