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Idol Minds Recruiting Cinematic Animator & Lighting/VFX Artist

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Cinematic Animator

We are looking for talented animators to join our cinematic production team. If
you have several years of experience and you love bringing realistic characters to
life, then you’re the one for us! We’re making narrative adventure games that
focus on normal, everyday people caught in the middle of emotionally
challenging stories. If you’re tired of making looping animations and you love
creating real performances, then we’re interested in you!

Top Reasons to Work with Us

 You want to create believable, emotional performances in a game that focuses on story
 You want to join a veteran team as it rebrands itself around storytelling games
 You want a great working environment with everyone focused on success
 You want a fabulous office location at the base of the Rocky Mountains with an amazing mix of
outdoor and urban excitement
 You might actually want a family-friendly place to buy a house and raise a family, gasp!

What You Need for this Position

 Fluency in Maya
 A demo reel that demonstrates character, emotion and performance
 Passion for acting, storytelling and games

What’s In It for You?

 Competitive starting salary
 Generous PTO and holiday plan
 Great working environment with a dynamic team
 Growth opportunities for your career
 A chance to stop animating game loops and start animating performances

So, if you’re a talented animator, looking to work on a game that focuses on your characters, please
apply today! Position is full time, on-site and applicants must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

Please submit both a portfolio link and a resume to

Title the email “Cinematic Animator – [your name]”

Top applicants may be required to take an animation test

Lighting/VFX Artist

Idol Minds is an independent game developer that has been creating fun and
innovative games for the past 17 years. We are currently in development on a
major console title and we are looking for talented artists to join our team.


 Light game environments using Unity game engine
 Bake scene lights using Unity’s light mapper
 Create VFX systems using Unity’s particle tools
 Assist in creation of environment assets when necessary
 Be able to work quickly and efficiently while adhering to the established art direction
 Work creatively both independently as well as with art direction
 Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, able to accept constructive criticism and art direction


 Excellent understanding of artistic fundamentals such as light, shadow, form, color, and
 A portfolio showcasing relevant environment art, lighting, and VFX work
 Proficiency with Maya, Photoshop, and Unity
 Experience creating and lighting real time game assets
 Excellent communication and organizational skills
 Scripting experience a plus

To Apply

 Email with the subject: “Lighting/VFX Artist – your name”
 Submit a portfolio link and a resume
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