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Visual Effect Artist II

Media Anaheim, Ca

Company Description

Etekcity is an e-commerce retailer, IoT company, and family of successful household brands. We wouldn’t be surprised if you have one of our Levoit air purifiers in your living room, or one of our Cosori air fryers en route in an Amazon package. Maybe you’re really techy and you’ve set up several Voltson WiFi outlets at home with our app, VeSync. 

Though we’re a young and energetic company, we’ve had tremendous success, and we’re constantly growing our team. As we garner more and more industry attention—just check out our awards from CES Innovation, iF Design, IGA, and Red Dot—we also need driven and talented people to join our team.

That brings us to you, and what you’d receive working here. Our employees are smart and hardworking individuals with great ownership over their projects—they’re confident in their work, yet know how to collaborate with open ears and a spirit of learning. If you’re down-to-earth, approachable, and easy to strike up a conversation with, this might be a great fit for you since work culture is a point of extreme pride and importance to us.

Job Overview

We’re building our Media Assets Team and we’re looking for a creative, enthusiastic, optimistic, and passionate individual who will help us create breathtaking visual effects. As our VFX Artist, you would collaborate with multiple departments to produce anything from a commercial video to a print ad.


This role best suits someone who has an eye for visuals and who demonstrates strong technical and problem-solving skills. Most importantly, you’re a true artist at heart. In this position, you would create realistic visual effects using particles, animation, sprites, materials, and more. You would also be expected to create two- and three- dimensional models, engaging motion graphics, and animations.



Responsibilities


  • Create professional high-quality 2D/3D product renderings and animations

  • Create various types of photorealistic, high quality effects for environments and dynamic objects

  • Use modern techniques to create high-end realistic effects

  • Paint particle and decal textures

  • Place effects throughout levels and cinematics

  • Create FX textures (color, normal, specular, ambient occlusion, height, and incandescent maps)

  • Orchestrate FX events involving layering and timing of different FX to create a believable scene

  • Storyboarding with other members to ensure the art direction and end result visuals are on-point

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that FX are implemented correctly

  • Deliver work by project target dates while meeting company standards



Qualifications

  • Must have a portfolio showcasing high-quality effects

  • 2+ years of experience as a VFX Artist is preferred

  • Proficient knowledge of Houdini and other basic software tools

  • Expert knowledge and applicable skills of particle systems, cloth simulation, physics, and lighting

  • Proficient to Expert level of Maya and Particle Systems, and RenderMan or equivalents

  • Proficient to Expert level of extraction techniques of bluescreen and greenscreen

  • Strong sense of composition, color, and design

  • Work ethic focused on dynamism and collaboration; ability to perform multiple tasks, prioritize, and solve problems


Software Knowledge

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Premier Pro

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Autodesk Maya

  • Sidefx Houdini

  • Autodesk 3Ds Max

  • Fusion

  • Substance Painter

  • Nuke

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