Neverwinter - Art

VFX Artist (All Levels)

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Cryptic Studios is looking for talented VFX Artists to bring real-time sorcery and mayhem to the characters, creatures and world we’re creating in Neverwinter Online.

Every day you could be:

  • Envisioning and creating real-time visual effects that enhance gameplay and player immersion
  • Collaborating with artists, designers, and engineers to deliver visually impressive spells and abilities
  • Adding life and color to the game world through atmospherics, weather and environmental effects
  • Technically implementing, integrating, troubleshooting and ensuring the performance of effects in our proprietary engine
  • Iterating on VFX assets based on feedback from the dev team and player community

What we'd like to see:

  • Demonstrated experience and passion for creating real-time visual effects for video games
  • Extensive understanding of 3D graphics, shaders, particle systems, physics, ribbons, etc.
  • Excellent sense of VFX movement, animation, timing, impact and anticipation
  • Ability to visualize and create VFX systems, textures and materials from scratch, in a broad range of styles
  • Strong game design awareness and ability to create effects that support and communicate gameplay
  • Technical aptitude and high level of comfort working with complex, node-based systems, scripts and proprietary tools
  • Proven ability to create performance-minded visual effects within established budgets
  • Expert level proficiency with Photoshop and 3ds Max or equivalent 2D and 3D software
  • Self-motivated, with excellent communication skills and a team-player attitude
  • BA or BS degree in art or equivalent work experience


  • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • Basic understanding of animation and simple rigging
  • Proficiency with Houdini and/or other VFX simulation tools
  • Passion for the Dungeons & Dragons franchise

Required application materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating consistently brilliant, eye-catching, real-time VFX
  • An art test may be required

What Cryptic Offers:

  • A fun tight-knit team
  • Full-Time role
  • Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance & Perks
  • Company social events 
  • Recognition 
  • Pet-Friendly
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