VFX Artist (UK Remote)

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Posted 03 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationWest Midlands
Job type Contract
DisciplineGame Art
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Flix Interactive are working with us to add a creative VFX Artist to their team to help develop visually stunning and realistic effects for their projects.

As a VFX Artist you’ll be using your artistic eye, and technical background in implementation to create and implement high-quality visual effects that align with the artistic vision and technical requirements of the project.

Based just outside Birmingham, Flix offers a friendly, nurturing work environment with the opportunity to build games as part of an extremely talented, ambitious studio. The team is made up of welcoming, passionate, active gamers that support one another in all aspects of development.

*** Please note this a contract position, and is open to applicants who are based in the UK and hold the right to work in the UK ***

Your responsibilities…
  • Collaborate with the Art and Design teams to understand and interpret their vision, providing creative input and ideas whilst keeping quality and style consistent
  • Ensure content is optimised for real-time rendering engines, in line with quality/performance targets, and compliant with project-specific constraints
  • Work closely with Leads and the Production team to help prioritise tasks and feedback, meet project milestones, and deliver high-quality work on time
  • Problem-solve technical issues and workflow hurdles
  • Stay up to date with new workflows, toolsets and software that could benefit the wider team and actively contribute to the improvement of the pipeline
  • Support the wider Art team, including providing guidance and support to junior artists, sharing knowledge, and helping them grow their skills
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Portfolio showing a strong artistic eye for impact, timing, and visual flair within a range of VFX styles
  • Highly proficient in using real time particle editors such as Unreal Engine’s Niagara VFX system to create game-ready content from concept to implementation
  • Experience with the Unreal Engine art pipeline
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to find innovative solutions to technical challenges
  • Strong support-focused interpersonal skills, able to communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Give and receive critique well
  • Able to manage your own time to meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high-quality bar
  • A passion for bringing impactful visual effects to life in a game environment
Desirable but not essential skills…
  • Previous shipped title(s) within a relevant game art production pipeline
  • Skills in any adjacent areas such as Blueprint, lighting, animation, or modelling
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and best practices
  • Experience collaborating with remote or distributed teams
Perks and benefits include…
  • Private healthcare
  • Bonus scheme
  • Additional time off over the festive period
  • Team outings and events as well as summer and Christmas parties