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Principal VFX Artist - AAA


Skillsearch Limited

Salary on application

Sheffield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Permanent | Full Time


Principal VFX Artist in Sheffield

We’re looking for a talented Principal VFX Artist to join the team at this award-winning studio in Sheffield. Your role as a Principal VFX Artist will require you to have a solid background in AAA games. This exciting opening is a great chance for an experienced Principal VFX Artist to join a studio that is enjoying huge success year on year, this is your chance to become a part of it!

As a Principal VFX artist you will be passionate about all aspects of VFX and able to maintain an artistic vision along with high standards for your VFX. You will also lead and motivate the rest of the VFX team.

You will benefit from a sociable and supportive culture, as well as the option of flexitime in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance and several other great perks.

Principal VFX Artist responsibilities:

Work with the Art Director/Lead to set the art style through the creation of VFX assets and creation pipelines across multiple titles.

Create pre-visualisation concepts to establish Visual effects direction

Work alongside level design and gameplay teams to create VFX that support gameplay requirements

Research and collect current VFX materials to aid your team achieve high quality visual effects

Create clear and accurate technical documentation regarding VFX production and implementation procedures

Work alongside the Graphical rendering team and technical art team to develop and improve current practises and technologies to achieve better quality VFX.

Handle all aspects of the VFX pipeline, creating content from concept to final products.

Key requirements for this role in Sheffield:

Highly experienced in real time VFX for video games as a lead or senior artist

Expert knowledge of real time VFX tools

Experience creating 3D assets

Strong knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects

Provable knowledge of the principles of real time VFX

Understanding of the impact of VFX on console performance

Passionate about high quality VFX

Shipped at least 2 AAA tiles as senior or lead artist

Ability to successfully mentor Junior Artists

Ability to work on various different project with different styles and requirements

As well as the benefits mentioned above, this studio offers a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and a very sociable work environment with several events organised throughout the year. On top of this, you will be working in a team of driven individuals, where each member is encouraged to be themselves and you can be sure that each person’s input will be valued and will have an impact on the end product.

Alternatively, apply online directly by attaching your CV below.

Tags:  VFX, Principle VFX Artist, Art, AAA, Photoshop

A little bit about the city: Sheffield

Sheffield is a big city with the feel of a small town, with a booming creative industry that has been recognised as the best in the North, this vibrant city welcomes talent and innovation. Lying partly within the Peak District, Sheffield has been nicknamed ‘The Outdoor City’ allowing plenty of opportunity for adventure, from mountain biking to visiting a tropical greenhouse. Sheffield also boasts a wealth of culture including theatres and the National Videogame Museum. Thanks to strong transport links, Sheffield is also easily reached from other major cities such as Leeds and Nottingham.

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