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VFX Artist

About Mediatonic

Mediatonic is a leading independent developer, focused on building and operating live games.

We’ve been in business for 13 years and with a development team of over 120 people, we’re one of the largest independent studios in the UK.

With studios in both London, Brighton and Madrid, we’re committed to developing best in class titles that entertain millions of players.

Key Responsibilities

As a VFX Artist at Mediatonic, you'll be responsible for bringing best-in-class VFX to our products. Your work will span a wide range of games and will require a broad palette of diverse styles. You will be expected to craft everything from 2D menu effects & animation through to 3D effects that (often literally) deliver explosive impact to our games. If you believe that great VFX are more than just an afterthought and you crave the opportunity to provide the original artistry for this essential part of the gameplay experience, then you could be the person we’re looking for!

Our work spans a broad range of styles, technology and platforms, from mobile to console. You'll be expected to: 

  • Design original and beautiful VFX that delight and surprise
  • Understand the value that VFX components can add to all aspects of the gameplay experience
  • Champion VFX, constantly looking for opportunities where they may enhance the game
  • Ensure VFX support the user experience rather than distracting the player away from it
  • Create bespoke, original styles of VFX to give each product unique character
  • Troubleshoot and improve existing VFX
  • Work with technical delivery teams to solve technical challenges that keep our VFX at the cutting edge
  • Work with our world-class Production team to ensure VFX solutions can fit within budgets and schedules

Typically, you'll be working within one-or-more of our studio teams to lead the VFX design from the start to the end of a project. 

Requirements

  • 2+ years commercial experience in the games industry working on VFX (ideally to include mobile)
  • Advanced skills in games software such as Maya & games engines (ideally to include Unity)
  • A strong portfolio of VFX work (ideally for mobile or console games)
  • A passion for excellence in VFX creation
  • In-depth knowledge of VFX principles
  • Creative with excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional eye for detail and quality

Why choose Mediatonic?

You LOVE games and want to be surrounded by talented [super nice] people who share your passion for brilliant game experiences.
You enjoy a rich variety of projects rather than working on a single franchise or business model for many years at a time.
You care about making a big impact on your projects and so you appreciate the beauty of working in smaller teams.
You want to work on next generation platforms including Smartphones, Tablets, Steam, XBOX One and PS4.
You enjoy the buzz of being based in the heart of Britain’s greatest city!

Working at Mediatonic

Above all, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us.

We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.

Working in small and ambitious teams we strive for minimal hierarchy.  Our philosophy is open and informal whilst also being really hardworking.

Our studios are based in the heart of central London and Brighton and both have their own games rooms and fully stocked fridge.  You’ll find plenty of social events and activities during and outside of work time including:

Game nights, Board game nights, Life Drawing Classes, Game Jams, Tech Talks, pub trips and even a visiting Chef once a month who provides lunch for the whole company.

Application information

We receive thousands of applications every year.  As a small team we try our best to respond to everyone that applies but we don’t always get this right.  We know how hard it is to find the right role and we’re really grateful for every application that we receive.

Here’s some advice when applying to Mediatonic…

A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about is essential to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd.

Candidates will most often be assessed on the strength of their portfolio and previous work so make sure you provide links and examples wherever you can, even if it’s non-commercial examples such as university coursework or personal projects.

Successful applications will usually receive a short, written questionnaire and have a phone chat before being invited to an interview at Mediatonic with at least one member of our Leadership team.  In some cases, there will be a technical challenge and a final stage interview before we make our final decision.

 

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