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Lead VFX Artist – London, UK – AAA Games

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 famous for their outstanding, team-based multiplayer games that inspire friendship, competition and teamwork.

They are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Lead VFX Artist to help creating stunning visual effects using a mixture of technical and artistic skills.


  • Supervise the project VFX crew on the creation and polish of gameplay and environmental effects
  • Lead and motivate the team by managing their assignments and workload
  • Work alongside the Art crew to enhance immersion and visual fidelity, with Designers to tune player experience, and with Technical Art to maintain performance requirements
  • Make sure the VFX goals are being met for all essential game features
  • Ability to set and maintain effective VFX pipelines, and to advocate best practices for cross-discipline collaboration
  • Endeavor to advance our techniques and visuals into new territory


  • Experience on a minimum of three commercially released AAA titles as a VFX artist, two as a Senior or Lead.
  • Expertise with VFX fundamentals such as timing, composition, colour and how VFX provide gameplay feedback
  • Background authoring real-time VFX and have a in-depth understanding of the technical constraints of Console and PC performance budgets
  • Expert understanding of rigid body, pyro, and fluid simulation
  • Great experience with node-based shader pipelines
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4’s VFX and Physics tools. Niagara preferred.
  • Knowledge of production constraints and collaboration needs in a fast paced environment
  • Up-to-date with latest digital art techniques, practices, tools, software, and trends


  • Experience in management or mentorship roles
  • Working knowledge of 3D asset creation and surfacing packages
  • Knowledge of game build and compilation pipelines
  • Background with scripting and coding principles
  • Comfortable directing a team to meet deliveries under strict deadlines
  • Houdini FX knowledge

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

Lead VFX Artist – London, UK – AAA Games

London, UK
Full time

Published on 07/28/2021

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