Associate VFX Artist

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

June 8, 2021
Full Time

Hidden Leaf Games is an indie game development studio founded with the mission of delivering a world-class experience that focuses on competition, progression and social play. We believe games are meant to be played together, regardless of skill level or platform. At our core, we’re players who deeply value the social and community interactions that competitive moments  have to offer. We believe that competitive games create lasting moments and are committed to recreating that experience for others to enjoy.

We’re looking for a VFX Artist to join our Technical Art team, helping deliver on awesome effects that really showcase the power and wonder that our heroes create. The VFX Artist will closely partner with the rest of the Art Department to help bring the VFX to life while delivery essential gameplay clarity.


  • Design and consult on VFX concepts, helping create and implement the vision of the special effects
  • Balance the artistic direction of the VFX with the visual gameplay clarity for a competitive PvP Game
  • Use your artistic skills to create awesome visual effects that communicate essential gameplay information and capture the essence of characters
  • Find creative ways to deliver within the vision while staying within the performance limits

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional experience as a visual effects artist in games
  • Experience creating high-quality, stylized real time VFX
  • Experience working in Photoshop, Maya, or 3DS Max
  • Experience working in Unreal, or other game engine VFX tools

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of shader creation
  • Experience in UE4 with Niagara system
  • Experience in UE4 with Cascade

About Us

We're a venture-funded game studio based across the world looking to create games meant to be played with anyone, anywhere. Our mission is to create core PvP games that focus on competitive mastery, core progression and social play. If you're looking to join a team that allows tons of creative freedom, ownership and moves fast, please apply!

We're hiring engineers, VFX, tech, and character artists, animators, and a community manager. Click here to view (and share) all of our open roles.

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