Lead VFX Artist

Cutting Edge Technology - AAA Studio - Open World/RPG Games

Location
Leamington Spa
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Salary on application
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 Lead VFX Artist in Leamington Spa

We are looking for a highly skilled Lead VFX Artist to join an innovative studio in Leamington Spa. The studio uses cutting-edge technology to create stunning game play and excite and thrill their loyal player base. The studio believes that making great games should be fun, which has led to them winning an award for being a great place to work this year.

This AAA Leamington Spa studio is looking to grow their world class team with a highly skilled Lead VFX Artist. As a Lead VFX Artist, you will be directing yourself as well as others and heavily influencing projects within multi-discipline team.  This is an excellent role for someone who can bring a strong creative vision to the projects and communicate this to their team effectively.  You will have the opportunity to implement a vision that can help complement the look of a game by conceptualising natural and realistic effects, which all work in real time. You must be conscious of pipeline issues and limitations, as well as prioritising and optimising VFX to deliver fantastic in game results. This role is ideal for someone who has an appreciation of a broad range of art styles and can emulate this in engine with their knowledge of the principles of animation, dynamics and lighting. The lead VFX Artist will liaise with many different disciplines so you must be able to plan and organise effectively, whilst remaining approachable.

In return for your dedication and enthusiasm for the work you do here, you will benefit from a friendly and sociable culture. The studio offers its team members private healthcare, childcare vouchers, flexible working and many more perks to enjoy.

Lead VFX Artist responsibilities:

  • Leading and motivating a team of VFX artists
  • Collaborating with engineering to develop new technologies, innovations and processes and implementing them where appropriate.
  • Build and maintain a vision for each project.

Key requirements for this role in Leamington Spa:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with VFX on published AAA titles on current gen consoles. Working as” lead” on at least one
  • Broad knowledge of 3D packages (Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, etc,) as well as experience working with real time particle and VFX editors.
  • A strong understanding of technical considerations for VFX
  • Able to communicate with members of the art, technical and studio leadership teams
  • A good understanding of shader and texture creation
  • An extensive portfolio demonstrating you particle and VFX work on AAA titles.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the team at an award-winning studio who are constantly striving to create the best games out there. You will benefit from a range of perks at this studio, from spending time playing table tennis and pinball during lunchtimes to enjoying the numerous events that are put on throughout the year, including wrap parties every time a new game is launched!

If you’d like to know more about this great opportunity, then contact HK@skillsearch.com for a discussion about the role and to have your application considered. Alternatively, apply online directly by attaching your CV below.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

A little bit about the city: Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa has been voted multiple times as one of the happiest places in the country to live. The city has a diverse culture with charming architecture, beautiful parks and gardens and some of the country’s best spas! Gamers will love it here as Leamington Spa is known for being home to some incredible game producers, who have developed some very successful and world-famous titles. The city is very family friendly and offers some great education opportunities for those with little ones, with a range of grammar, private and state schools within close proximity of the city. As for public transport, Leamington Spa is perfect if you want to stay connected to major cities. Trains run into Birmingham every 15 minutes, taking only half an hour to arrive in the city.

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Senior VFX and Animation Consultant Joe McKernan

Joe is our Animation and VFX Consultant, his passion for the latter springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.

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