Special Effects Artist



Industrial Light and Magic was established in 1975 by George Lucas. We are known for our work in The Last Airbender, Avatar, and of course Star Wars. ILM has carried the title of leading industry standard production house for computer graphics in film and continues to strive for more. We believe that our imagination has no bounds and it's our mission to push the envelope on what's possible.

ILM is looking for talented individuals who are passionate about creating, meticulous, always striving to learn more, and well versed in today's latest VFX software.

Daily Tasks Include:

  • Collaborating on visual effects with other designers, directors, and producers
  • Paying close attention to details to ensure continuity
  • Meeting production deadlines
  • Being open to constructive criticism
  • Problem solving effectively

Skills and Requirements

  • Expert in Photoshop, Maya, Nuke, After Effects, and Houdini
  • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively
  • Able to communicate clearly and shows team camaraderie
  • Passion for creating beautiful jaw-dropping effects
  • Reel and/or portfolio

Education & Experience

  • AA or BA Degree is an advantage but not a requirement
  • Worked on 1 feature film
  • Have worked in the industry for at least 3 years


Salary ranges are different among are varying office locations. For example, our San Francisco office gives $70,000 - $80,000 for VFX artists.