VFX Artist (Temporary Assignment)

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

We are seeking a VFX Artist responsible for creating and implementing high-end real-time visual FX.  He/she must collaborate with the VFX team and workflow engineers to generate state of the art visual FX.  The VFX Artist is expected to liaison with Design and other stake-holders to ensure their VFX meet the gameplay goals.  The VFX Artist will also be expected to help define the VFX pipeline, while pushing the boundaries of real-time VFX on Xbox One.


  • Translate reference and 2D concept artwork into VFX.
  • Translate written and verbal direction into VFX solutions.
  • Work closely with Design and Programming.
  • Ensure the VFX meet necessary performance and gameplay expectations.
  • Rapid prototyping of VFX utilizing varying techniques.
  • Implementing high end VFX that run efficiently on target.

Skills & Requirements


  • Must have 2+ years of experience in video games, film/television. Experience shipping AAA games preferable.
  • Art-related degree and/or comparable professional experience.
  • Deep understanding of real time VFX techniques and their pros and cons.
  • Ability to create content pipelines with ease of content creation in mind.
  • Proven ability to work in photo-real art style.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine preferred.
  • Experience with a 3D package (Maya or 3dsMax), and Photoshop.
  • Experience creating VFX shaders.
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Technically as well as artistically minded.
  • Comfortably work with Design and Programming disciplines.
  • Desire to push real-time VFX work to the next level. Think outside of the box.
  • Houdini experience a plus.
  • Mel or Python scripting experience a plus.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please send reels and resumes to Bob Bailey at rbailey@aquent.com 

About the Company

Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and achieve higher quality creative work. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services please visit http://aquent.com.