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Visual Effects Artist

  • Second Dinner
  • Irvine, CA, 92606
  • Full Time
  • Experienced

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Job Description:

Second Dinner is on the hunt for a visual effects artist to join the crew! We’re a small team trying to make something earth-shattering-ly awesome.  And we get to play in the incredible Marvel universe!  Visual Effects are our chance to make people fall in love with this crazy game we are making, so come join us and help us craft some of the most awesome effects the world has ever seen!


  • Create, design, and implement stunning visual effects using 2D and 3D elements
  • Create shaders with node-based shader networks
  • Create FX textures
  • Optimize your visuals for mobile platforms
  • Work with all artists to maintain consistency throughout the game
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight 
  • Communicate ideas and goals to make sure everyone is informed and excited about the direction
  • Interface with the engineering and design teams and communicate effectively with them


  • 2+ years in a visual effects role
  • Incredible communication ability
  • Ability to concept/previs an effect or an idea
  • Excellent sense of timing, weight, and speed

Pluses (none of these are required)

  • Unity Knowledge
  • After Effects (or similar) Knowledge
  • Houdini Knowledge
  • Proficient in Photoshop
  • Knowledge of and passion for the Marvel universe
  • Traditional hand drawn animation

Please include with your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio demonstrating a strong understanding of visual effects and animation timing.
You must be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
Company Description:

Second Dinner is located in sunny Orange County, CA. We are a small studio that believes in moving fast and giving everyone a feeling of ownership. We see a huge opportunity to make deep, satisfying games that are optimized for mobile, and we’re currently working on an unannounced game that we’re really excited about. People who join us will have a massive impact on both the game and the company.

Second Dinner is fully funded, so we think we have everything we need to take our first game over the finish line. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and stock options. It feels like a start-up over here, but without the risk of running out of money before our next milestone.

We are an equal opportunity employer that places high value on diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, disability status, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military status, or veteran status.

A diverse team with varied perspectives makes us a better company and will help us make better games. If you can bring something new to the table and expand our point of view, that’s huge upside. Please apply!