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Senior VFX Artist – Barcelona, Spain – AAA Games

Project: AAA Games

OPM’s client are currently seeking an experienced and talented Senior VFX Artist to develop visually stunning in-game FX elements for game environments, characters and cinematics as well as contribute to the development and enhancement of particle effect systems, tools, and pipelines.


  • Handle FX problems and develop solutions that consider all variables in a self-sufficient manner
  • Break down open-ended requests into actionable tasks, examine feasible options, autonomously collaborate across disciplines to propose a plan of action, and implement solutions that will satisfy all stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one major 3D package (Maya, Max, Houdini, etc.)
  • Outstanding technical and artistic problem solving skills
  • Produce a wide variety of real-time special effects using sprite-based particle systems along with pixel and vertex shaders; e.g. rain, snow, smoke, explosion, destruction, weapon, fire, geometry, surface shader, and full screen effects
  • Work with Art and Engineering teams, offering creative and efficient solutions to help solve performance related issues
  • Maintain clean, organized FX and Shader libraries
  • Effectively communicate updates and communicate timely concerns to the production team


  • Current-generation AAA video game platform experience on a minimum of two published titles
  • Background with video game product development including, but not limited to workflow, tools, particle systems, lighting, high and low poly modeling, texture painting, texture/UV animation, UV layout, in-game and sprite animation, material setup, and engine
  • Knowledge and understanding of optimization, performance, and profiling considerations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all disciplines – game design, production, and engineers as well as artists

DESIRED SKILLS (Good to have):

  • Extensive technical art background in FX, with a focus on shader writing.
  • Background authoring rendered FX in packages such as the Adobe Suite, Maya/Max and Houdini.
  • Scripting and/or visual scripting experience (Unreal’s Blueprints, etc.)


  • 30 vacation days per year
  • Flexible working hours
  • Private health insurance including dental
  • Relocation and VISA support

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

Senior VFX Artist – Barcelona, Spain – AAA Games

Full time

Published on 09/17/2021

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