Principle VFX Artist – Guildford, UK – Permanent – AAA Games

Location: Guildford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #26368 Posted: 4 weeks ago

OPM are pleased to be working with a long-standing client that are looking for a highly talented and experienced Principal VFX Artist to play a lead role in their studio.

The successful candidate will be working on a game where VFX plays a key role, aiming to push boundaries of what can be expected in real-time VFX. As well as crafting artistically interesting effects, you will play an active part in R&D – always aiming for best-in-class AAA quality, and a sense of cinematic presentation.


  • A strong artistic eye, able to judge when an effect ‘fits’ with the rest of the game render appropriately
  • A knack for creating detailed and filmic ‘light and magic’ style effects which sit comfortably in a photorealistic render
  • An affinity for working with particle systems and materials – and understanding of how these contribute to art direction
  • A in depth knowledge of VFX production techniques for real time CG
  • An expert level understanding of VFX systems in Unreal Engine / Niagara
  • Experience of Houdini is an advantage
  • Ability to produce great work in a timely manner. Know which shortcuts and workarounds make the most sense, and which detract too much from overall quality
  • Good leadership and mentoring skills
  • Good communicator, who works well others


  • Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Oversee VFX production pipelines and workflows for an ambitious AAA project
  • Achieve visual results in VFX assets competitive with leading AAA games
  • Take a leading role in the R&D process for challenging tasks relating to VFX
  • Look for / advocate for opportunities offered by new tech advances in real time VFX where it can be of benefit to the project
  • Working out scope and approach, along with directors and production
  • Mentoring a small team of VFX Artists, helping them to produce great results
  • Being an active part of recruitment for further VFX hires
  • Meeting all project deadlines as determined by the Senior Producer
  • Be a figurehead for the VFX discipline, representing it in meetings and reviews etc.


  • Our client make big games with small teams – you will play a full and active role
  • Quarterly Profit-related Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Social events – including large summer party

And many more!

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

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