VFX Artist

Discipline: Art

Location: Cambridge

Employment Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 06 April 2020

Salary: Competitive

VFX Artist

Frontier are the studio behind Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo. We are Britain’s biggest independent publisher and developer of videogames, based among the world-leading technology cluster in the historic city of Cambridge, England.

Frontier are looking for a talented Visual Effects Artist with evident skill and clear potential to grow in VFX. We’re looking for people with a passion for particles and beyond! The role of a VFX artist at Frontier is multi-faceted, requiring artists with solid visual skills as well as a keen understanding of motion. The successful applicant will work across a range of styles and effects in our diverse range of IP’s.


  • Work with the VFX team to plan and deliver high quality realistic/stylised particle effects.
  • Work with the art and design team on all visual effect aspects of game development including in regard to game play specific tasks.
  • Demonstrate creativity and technical ability, while ensuring VFX are efficient and in budget.

About You

  • Previous experience as a VFX artist or personal work demonstrating your skill and passion.
  • Proactive and inquisitive mind to find the best possible results.
  • Attention to detail is crucial, backed up by a solid understanding of real time game engines and particle systems.
  • A passion for perfection and a pragmatic approach as well as a mind-set that encompasses both the aesthetic and motion based aspects for the role.
  • An understanding of how to create effects which are efficient and well balanced.
  • Strong knowledge of particle systems in the games industry.
  • The observation skills to create authentic, believable motion for the most dynamic VFX.
  • Knowledge of the range of visual techniques employed in delivering high quality effects in modern games.
  • Keen understanding of memory and performance pitfalls as well as techniques and tricks a VFX Artist can employ to avoid them.
  • Knowledge of Maya, Fume, Photoshop, After Effects, Houdini or other industry standard software.


  • Knowledge of game lighting and other FX systems such as full screen effects etc is beneficial
  • Experience in films is beneficial if you can demonstrate working in a real time environment.

What we can offer you

At Frontier we believe your work should be rewarding in every way. We offer the chance to work on blockbuster franchises and world-leading IP in a studio environment considered one of the best places to work in the UK.

We also offer a range of flexible benefits to our 400+ team, including life assurance, private family healthcare, pension, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, regular in-house wellbeing sessions, childcare vouchers, regular social events, and annual bonus and sharesave schemes for everyone to share in the studio’s success.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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