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FX Art Lead

Epic Games

Epic Games

Cary, NC, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for an experienced FX Artist to join our team working on Fortnite. A successful candidate should have a strong sense of dramatic effects and an understanding of how to recreate them in a real time particle editor. They will be first and foremost a team player, while also having the ability to be self-motivated and work autonomously. If you have a strong sense of weight, timing, motion, and you demonstrate technical aptitude with Materials and Logic, we are ready for you to bring those abilities to execute outstanding FX in our games.

In this role, you will

  • Create all art needed for the visual effects, including FX concept, proto and final FX, with blueprint and Niagara logic, models, textures, materials, camera effects, animations and particles
  • Execute on a range of visual effects styles from realistic to stylized
  • Lead a growing team of effects artists, mentor and coach artists you work with
  • Collaborate with other discipline teams to produce cohesive game experience
  • Partner with external vendors, onboard and support production of FX outside of Epic Games
  • Drive the style and feel of Fortnite’s FX
  • Work closely with the production on the schedule to deliver the FX in a timely manner

What we're looking for

  • Must have a strong reel/portfolio showing executed Real-Time FX work
  • Critical eye for the timing, animation, and motion of real-world objects and visual FX with an ability to bring dramatic FX to life with a flair.
  • Good instincts for realistic and stylized FX
  • Ability to create all art needed for the FX
  • Experience in VFX (games or film) is a must. Shipped AAA game titles is a plus
  • Familiarity with UE5 or other real-time engine art pipelines is a big plus


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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