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Lead VFX Artist – Edinburgh, UK or Remote – AAA Console/PC Games

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #26275 Posted: 4 months ago

OPMs client is looking for an experienced Lead VFX Artist with proven track record of delivering a world-class game, ensuring successful deliveries of VFX assets while leading a team of high-calibre VFX artists.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of both technical and production pipeline, with a strong hands-on experience in VFX asset creation and technical setup.

As a department head, you will be reporting to the Art Director for all VFX related topics and collaborate with the Game Director, Designers, Engineers, and Animators to deliver high-quality visual content.


  • A vast career of professional experience working in a similar capacity within the games or other relevant creative industry.
  • Experience in leading a VFX team.
  • Expert knowledge in using Houdini for VFX asset production.
  • Professional know-how of working on a project from start to finish.
  • In-depth knowledge of various VFX creation pipeline.
  • Familiar with how VFX is done within Unreal Engine.
  • Strong understanding in Niagara VFX system in Unreal Engine a plus.
  • Familiar with Source Control software, preferably Perforce.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills with the capability to successfully work across multiple teams.
  • A positive collaborative and professional working attitude.


  • Team leader who will be accountable for all VFX-related topics while leading VFX Artists to success.
  • Help to create world-class VFX assets with the team by working closely with Designers, Engineers, and Animators.
  • Lead, coach and mentor the artists and facilitate one on one meetings.
  • Create and implement VFX assets within Unreal Engine.
  • Be the owner of performance, efficiency, and quality for all VFX topics.
  • Help to define the goals, action items and overall schedules/scope for the project.
  • Provide a clear feedback in a timely manner to both the internal and external team.
  • Refine the best practices in creation of VFX assets and document any relevant workflow and pipeline updates.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure the plan and requirements are met.


  • Support with VISA and relocation to Edinburgh
  • Temporary accommodation provided
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Amazing city location
  • Working with a world class team of developers

And many more!

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call us directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214415

Tagged as: Lead Artist, VFX Art

Tags: Lead Artist , VFX Art Categories: Art , Creative


Darren Matthews

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