Vacancies in Art & Animation

Lead VFX Artist AAA Game NW England Ref 1124


This studio is a leading AAA family friendly game studio and are looking for a Lead VFX Artist to join their team to work on their pillar titles. This post is situated in the North-West of England.

What will you be doing?

  • Conceptualising and creating visual effects for the game, aligned with game design and vision.

  • Creating cutscene specific VFX using Maya and Photoshop.

  • Liaise with Construction Artists & Code to place and trigger gameplay-specific VFX.

  • Provide feedback regarding any game designs which may impact the schedule.

  • Ensure consistency between the game vision and implementation of effects when working alongside VFX Lead and Art Director

  • Working closely with other departments on effects heavy levels to balance frame-rate.

  • Ensure all memory and frame rate guides are met for all platforms

  • Plan and prioritise assigned workload.

  • Attending meetings with the Level Director, noting all VFX requirements.

  • Mentor other VFX artists and aid in resolving complex artistic/VFX development

  • Document and communicate to the team technical guidelines for creation and real-time implementation of VFX.

  • Alongside the VFX Lead and engine programmers, build future tools and improve pipelines and graphic potential.

  • Stay aware of trends and techniques from the industry, evaluate competitive products, and learn new software packages.

  • Participate in necessary relevant training.

  • Who you are

    • Portfolio demonstrating VFX work.

    • Production experience as a VFX Artist in the games industry, console titles preferred.

    • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.

    • Photoshop editing skills to create texture effects for the particle systems.

    • Software skills such as UE4, Unity...

    • Shaders and Rendering Pipeline.

    • Technical and creative problem-solving.

    • Scripting language a bonus

    • Knowledge of Maya and simulation tools e.g. FumeFX a bonus

    • Ability to work as part of a team

    • Attention to detail

    • Benefits This company offers a competitive salary in a friendly and comfortable working environment, as well as a fantastic bonus and pension scheme.

      Application Please email me your CV as a Word document to jane@big-planet.biz, quoting reference 1124.

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