VFX Artist – Leamington Spa, UK

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Job Description

VFX Artist

Playground Games – Leamington Spa, UK

This is your chance to work for a studio who’ve created a number of critically-acclaimed and award winning racing games. Established in 2010, our client have brought together some of the most experienced and talented developers, with a vision to create genre-defining titles for a global audience.

Due to their continued success, Playground Games are now looking for a skilled and experienced VFX Artist. In this role, you'll be responsible for the creation of immersive VFX that realise their game’s vision.

Your technical and practical abilities should be well developed, with the ability to grasp new concepts and programs quickly. Within this role, you'll also participate in R&D of new techniques that are due to be implemented into the production pipeline.

As a VFX Artist, you will be instrumental in guiding the art vision within the team. You will also champion the visuals and design of VFX, keyframes, props, and set concepts.

You will work in conjunction with the team to push the concept team to new limits, helping to transform ideas into inspiring concepts and production imagery. You will need a superior grasp for visual design and excellent foundation skills. You must be flexible, highly motivated, and detail conscious.

Industry knowledge, coupled with experience leading a team on published console titles, is required.

The skills and XP you'll need to succeed include:

  • Photoshop editing skills for creating texture effects for use with particle systems
  • Proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics, ribbons, shaders, and post process effects
  • Knowledge of a 3D application (e.g. Max, Maya, XSI)
  • Animation experience
  • A portfolio demonstrating your in-game particle and VFX work

If you'd like to learn more information about this excellent role, or the studio in question, get in touch with us!

Call +44 (0)1709 834777 or email jasmin@aswift.com

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