FX Artist




Proletariat is seeking an FX Artist for our work on World of Warcraft. In this role you will create vibrant spells, explosive combat feedback, and help bring the world to life in both tiny ambient motion and epic world events. You will be a bridge between art and design, communicating gameplay ideas to the player while creating a compelling visual storytelling experience. The ideal candidate is a skilled real-time FX artist who creates appealing, stylized effects, is a patient and empathetic communicator, and loves taking initiative on projects.



  • Collaborate with other artists toCreate spells, creature attacks, explosions and more FX animations in the World of Warcraft FX style
  • Create and animate visual effects for design, aesthetic, and technical requirements within agreed-upon production schedules and with minimal direction.
  • Incorporate strong hand-painted texturing that fits within the larger world
  • Prototype and create block-out FX
  • Communicate with Producers to maintain clear and consistent goals
  • Incorporate feedback to iterate on project visual direction
  • Help uphold a welcoming and respectful atmosphere for collaboration, communication, and creativity, with an emphasis on the values of diversity and inclusion


Your Background

  • Some experience developing real-time particle systems and geometry-based visual effects
  • Demo reel examples that show an understanding of traditional art principles including shape language, color theory, and visual storytelling, as well as an eye for timing
  • Knowledge of technology, terminology, and techniques of game art development, including an awareness of design and programming considerations.
  • Can be relied upon to quickly learn new processes and software as needed.
  • Experience working in an iterative, agile environment.
  • Self-directed, enthusiastic, positive, embraces critiques.
  • Understands the audience and appreciates games.


Send Us

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • A demo reel link

What we offer

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision, most of which are 100% sponsored by Proletariat to cover you and your family.
  • 401K plan with generous matching contributions.
  • Wellness reimbursements and discounts
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Our office is currently still remote, but we look forward to moving to an optional hybrid model in the future. If you’re based outside of the Boston-area and you’re not looking to relocate, we understand! Just let us know your situation during your phone screen conversation, and we’ll see if we can accommodate making a remote hire!

EEO Statement

Proletariat values a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date posted: 2023-01-04