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Lead VFX Artist (UK Remote)


Aardvark Swift


South East London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom




Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Job description

We're supporting a AAA studio in their search for a Lead VFX Artist to join their growing team of highly experienced devs, as they focus on creating the exceptional and innovative games of the future.

The studio are working with a AAA publisher in the early stages of a major new project as well as their own IP. As Lead VFX Artist you will ultimately deliver high-quality VFX and be the studio point of contact for all VFX knowledge. As Lead you will be responsible for overseeing all VFX work, be that created inhouse or outsourced.

Other responsibilities include...

  • Be an advocate for VFX and keep abreast of practices and peer products
  • Create well written VFX documentation with process examples where required
  • Work with Producers and the Art Lead to ensure a realistic project scope
  • Hold a high personal work standard and be the standard bearer for VFX benchmarks and targets for the studio
  • Own the design and implementation of VFX suite from start to finish

The skills and experience you'll bring to the role...
  • 5 or more years games industry experience including time as a Senior VFX artist or the acquired experience to elevate to a Lead role
  • Shipped a project throughout development cycle on console or PC-preferably in a Senior or Lead
  • Solid experience in games industry pipelines and VFX software, post Alpha optimisation, runtime optimisation and associated VFX animation workflows
  • Experience with pre pro methodology and transferring methodology to game pipelines
  • A thorough knowledge of VFX and VFX animation, cinematic, traditional or games
  • Strong animation VFX, with key experience using Maya, VFX software and game engines
  • Comfortable working with outsource teams and providing clear guidance
  • A positive, grounded attitude and a friendly and collaborative nature
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills
  • Comfortable presenting VFX work, updates and pre-production work to the dev team and senior management
  • An interesting portfolio showcasing a solid knowledge of VFX, which ancillary knowledge of lighting and animation

Bonus points if you have...
  • Working experience in UE4, Unity and in-house game engines
  • Knowledge and experience with both gameplay driven and cinematic VFX
  • A keen interest in cinematography
  • Able to analyse and recreate VFX techniques using pre viz and compositing
  • Has worked within an agile development methodology

Perks and benefits include...
  • Company pension contribution (above statutory level)
  • BUPA Private Medical and Dental insurance for you and your family
  • Project completion bonus and Christmas bonus
  • 25 days annual leave plus festive holiday and UK public holidays
  • Flexitime around core hours 10 am to 4pm
  • Flexible full-time and remote working options
  • Sabbatical leave options
  • Local gym membership
  • Travel card, parking ticket loan, bicycle purchase loan
  • Regular team lunches


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