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Senior VFX Artist – UK – AAA Games

Location: Guildford, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Electronic Arts - Gothenburg - Ghost Games

OPM’s client are looking for a highly Senior VFX Artist to join their growing team. This company are a leading studio who create first class AAA games of which you have probably played at least one! This role would require you to construct visually stunning visual effects utilising particle systems, UV animation, decaling and other techniques. You will also be able to need to have strong modelling and texturing skills to help support the VFX you create.


  • Create dynamic VFX animations and apply compositing techniques to a variety of VFX assets.
  • Work alongside game designers and engineers to understand and interpret gameplay requirements to communicate gameplay mechanics to the player within the budgets of the engine.
  • Test and proactively troubleshoot FX that are not working in the game and help fix them.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of optimization techniques for CPU and GPU limitations over multiple platforms
  • Define and refine new and existing FX tools to achieve world class VFX
  • Communicate FX development status and risks to stakeholders

Person Specification:

  • The ability to quickly learn and comprehend in-house VFX tools as necessary for the position.
  • Extensive experience in a similar role in a gaming environment
  • Working knowledge of Maya/Houdini or similar commercial 3D authoring packages.
  • Ability to conceptualize abstract concepts into impressive on-screen visuals
  • Ability to create complex FX while using the most efficient memory footprint possible
  • Knowledge of AfterEffects and/or other compositing software a plus
  • Knowledge and understanding of Fluid Simulators (Fire & Smoke) a plus
  • Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Mel, Python) would be an asset
  • Shader writing is also big plus (e.g., HLSL.)

Located in the UK, this studio takes care of their staff and in addition to a competitive compensation package they offer free games, a massage every month and health care allowance and Pension.


Interested in this job? Applications are reviewed continuously so please email your CV along with a link to your portfolio.

Declan Blayney | Art Consultant | OPM Response Ltd

The salary bracket is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer.  Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.


Tagged as: VFX Art

Tags: VFX Art Categories: Art , Creative


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