Principal VFX Artist – Sheffield, UK – AAA Games

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24995 Posted: 3 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Games

OPM’s client are driven by their desire to provide their players with memorable and entertaining gameplay experiences.

The successful candidate will play a role in listing and tracking Design project’s needs, creating efficient methods and tools and become the main point of contact for game and level designers.


  • Work under the guidance of the Art Director/Lead to set the art style and visual standard for the team through the creation of VFX assets and creation pipelines, across multiple titles
  • Produce pre-visualisation concepts to establish the visual effects direction
  • Work closely with level design and gameplay teams to create visual effects that support gameplay requirements
  • Research and evaluate current and emerging visual effect trends and technology and collect reference materials that support the visual quality and style for the VFX team
  • Design clear and accurate technical documentation regarding VFX production and implementation procedures
  • Work closely with the Graphical Rendering team/Technical Art team to develop new/improve upon current technologies to improve visual effect quality
  • Manage all aspects of the VFX pipeline, which includes creating content from concept to final polished result


  • Extensive experience in Real Time VFX for Video Games as a Lead or Senior VFX artist with a minimum of 2 shipped AAA titles
  • Demo reel showing VFX work required
  • Great knowledge of real-time VFX authoring tools
  • Familiarity with 3D packages for creating 3D assets
  • Strong understanding of Photoshop and After Effects
  • Great and demonstrable understanding of the Principles of Real Time VFX
  • Understanding of VFX impact on console performance
  • Able to work with various styles of art on multiple projects


  • Excellent problem-solving skills for technically challenging tasks
  • Background with UE4 (Cascade and Niagara), Unity (Shuriken), PopcornFX and other game engines for creating real time VFX
  • Familiarity with fluid dynamics simulation software, such as Houdini and FumeFX, for fire, smoke, fluid and soft/rigid body dynamics


  • Annual bonus
  • 27 days holiday
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive pension

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 412!

Tagged as: AAA, English, VFX Art

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Tags: AAA , English , VFX Art Categories: Art , Creative


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