VFX Art Director

placeNew York City, US
business_center7 years experience
100K — 125K annual
checkPossible visa assistance


Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment, leading and inspiring teams to create stunning visual effects for architectural visualization? Are you a strong collaborator with a keen eye for detail and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and contribute directly to production? If so, we want to hear from you! 
We are the Medialab, a leading VFX studio pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling for the Architectural Firm Corgan.  

As our VFX Art Director in our New York office, you'll be a creative leader, overseeing a wide range of visual effects projects, including architectural visualization, product visualization, and marketing materials. You'll wear multiple hats, providing artistic direction to internal artists, collaborating with external vendors, and ensuring projects meet the highest artistic standards while staying on budget and schedule. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to produce your own projects, further contributing to our creative vision and pushing the boundaries of the field. 
We're seeking a passionate and talented VFX Art Director to join our vibrant team in the heart of New York City. If you have the skills and experience, we're looking for, we encourage you to submit your resume and portfolio today!

  • Dedicate at least 25-40% of your time to hands-on production work, occasionally creating high-quality visual effects assets. 
  • Mentoring team members and providing technical guidance. 
  • Training the firm in using visual tools to increase the quality level created by project specialists. 
  • Troubleshooting technical challenges and finding creative solutions 
  • Contributing to the development and innovation of new workflows and techniques 
  • Art direct and manage all aspects of visual effects for architectural and design projects, from concept development to final delivery. 
  • Review and provide constructive feedback on work from internal artists, external vendors, and freelancers. 
  • Ensure visual consistency across all projects, upholding the company's artistic vision. 
  • Collaborate with VFX Supervisors, Producers, and Creative Directors to translate creative briefs into actionable plans. 
  • Bridge communications between the NY offices and the HQ in Dallas, ensuring seamless collaboration and information flow. 
  • Participate in occasional work-related travel to other Corgan offices. 


  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a VFX Artist or Lead Artist in a professional studio environment. 
  • Strong drawing and/or sketching skills to visually communicate ideas and iterate on architectural concepts. 
  • Proven track record of leading and inspiring teams. 
  • Your work should demonstrate a mastery of lighting, composition, and technical expertise in visual effects.
  • Experience managing and directing multiple VFX projects simultaneously. 
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. 
  • The ability to translate complex creative ideas into clear, actionable plans. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills to navigate complex situations and find creative solutions. 
  • Proficiency in a variety of M&E software is a plus (e.g., Autodesk 3DS Max, Foundry Nuke, Adobe Suite, Unreal Engine, Enscape 3D). 
  • While not required, knowledge of Autodesk Revit and Trimble SketchUp is a plus. 


  • Competitive salary and benefits package. 
  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge visual effects projects for architectural and design projects. 
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment. 
  • The opportunity to experience different work environments and collaborate with colleagues across various Corgan offices. 

Additional information

Ready to join our team?
At Corgan, we believe social responsibility should be a holistic approach to supporting the community and environment. We commit our time and talent through service, provide financial support through giving, balance elevated design with responsible, sustainable solutions, and cultivate equity and inclusivity inside and outside our firm.
We share a deep curiosity about how we can improve lives through design. We are curious about the world we have — and the world that is emerging. This passion, drive for excellence, and abiding curiosity guide us each day in our interaction with our clients, partners, associates, and with each other. Our commitment to the highest standards of professional ethics is unwavering. Maybe that is why so many of our client relationships span decades.
From our earliest days, the Corgan philosophy of work and life balance was an important and valued part of our culture. As we’ve grown, our commitment to the well-being of our employees has only become stronger and more defined. Corgan promotes a healthy balance by removing obstacles and allowing you to focus on what you love doing, both inside and outside the office. 
Base Salary Range: $100,000 - $125,000 annually – New York locations only 
The estimate range represents the general base salary range of candidates hired in New York only. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. In addition, base salary is not inclusive of total compensation. 
*Only applications received through our website will be considered. * EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet 

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