Are you someone who loves to animate in 2D? Are VFX more than just particles to you? Are you excited by the challenge to integrate VFX with a unique, stylized art style - and want to create VFX that have character, personality and heart?

How much do you consider the player, story and mood when you create your VFX? How can VFX integrate with gameplay design to bring a new experience to the player?

VFX will play a key role in our game’s unique aesthetic. You’ll work closely with the Art Director and Rendering Programmer to create handmade VFX that have a sense of character and personality. Our team is “small-ish,” so efficiency, problem-solving, a willingness to compromise, and a firm understanding of technical limitations & work-arounds will be essential tools in your tool belt.


  • Hand-animating 2D flipbooks for use in a real-time 3D game, and integrating them into Unreal.
  • Setting up, guiding, communicating, and maintaining a 2D/3D VFX pipeline, and tackling technical needs across the project and departments.
  • Authoring particle systems and features that are easily accessible and usable by other team members outside of the VFX department.
  • Creating unique shaders and materials.
  • Having fun making VFX!

Required Skills:

  • Is able to create hand-drawn animated 2D flipbooks.
  • Has a strong creative and artistic foundation in drawing and 2D animation, with a strong grasp of stylization.
  • Technically proficient, and can translate technical jargon to layman’s terms - and vice versa.

Bonus Skills:

  • Can you write code? Can you create your own shaders?
  • Are you familiar with game engines like Unreal or Unity?
  • Can you create your own tools?

Salary Range:
We value mentorship as part of building our team. Therefore, in order to create more opportunities we choose to stay open to hiring candidates at different levels of experience. If you’re the right fit for our culture, we are excited to help you grow. Our salary ranges reflect experience level, but we will be transparent about where you fit and we will always hire equitably when hiring within the same experience level. We have two ranges for this role, experienced and highly experienced:

Experienced VFX Artist: $100,000-$150,000 per year

Highly Experienced VFX Artist: $150,000-$190,000 per year

If you are interested in this role but feel as though you don’t have the right experience for it, we’d like to further encourage your application. When compared to individuals of similar backgrounds and skill levels, members of historically marginalized groups are statistically far less likely to apply for a position unless they feel like they meet all of its listed qualifications. As part of our mission to cultivate a diverse workplace, we encourage you to apply for the position that excites you, even if your resumé doesn’t perfectly match what we’re looking for.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive Health Benefits, including dental and vision insurance. The company pays a high portion of employee and dependent premiums. At this time our contribution covers all of our employees and the majority of the cost for their families.
  • FSA/DFSA (Pre-tax Health and Dependent Care Savings Accounts).
  • Paid parental leave.
  • 401k with a 3% company contribution.
  • Fully remote work environment.
  • Unlimited, flexible paid vacation.
  • Monthly paid holidays and 3 weeks of paid office closures a year.
  • Creative & collaborative work environment.
  • Just-for-fun team events.
  • New Hire Transition Week: In order to encourage new hires to take time off before starting at Wildflower, new employees are paid a “week of pay” equivalent starting bonus to allow the new team member to rest and join our team feeling rejuvenated and ready to dive in.

Application Review Process:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning on January 22, 2024. This position will remain open until filled. We are looking to fill the role immediately.

Please note that we expect to receive a large volume of applications, so we will only be in touch if we would like to move you forward to the next round. You will receive an auto-reply confirming we have received your application. Thank you for your understanding.


Heads up - as part of the interview process, we may ask you to take a test to demonstrate that your skills and knowledge fit the unique requirements for this role.

Thank you for your interest!