FX Artist


JAM Media is looking to hire an FX Artist for our current mixed media series which is in production with an immediate start.
The successful candidate will be able to create high quality FX assets and be confident in their ability to problem solve and work to deadlines.


  • Creating particle, rigid-body, fluid, cloth, fur and/or hair simulations or animations using Houdini / Maya / Phoenix FD
  • Applying lighting and shaders to produce the final rendered image .
  • Working in partnership with other departments to ensure that shots are delivered to the highest possible standard
  • Working within the team to determine the various design solutions needed to create the effects
  • Producing reviewable composites of all FX elements for a shot. FX artists will be expected to produce final renders too
  • Design and create realistic and stylised FX using Houdini/Maya
  • Create tools, utility scripts, expressions and other digital assets to streamline the set-up process and achieve the desired look 
  • Keep Director, VFX Supervisor and Line Producer informed of progress, changes and other critical issues



  • An excellent knowledge of Houdini and, or Maya / Phoenix FD
  • A thorough understanding of the techniques and technologies relating to FX simulation and procedural animation
  • Previous experience producing effects such as smoke, fire, clouds, water, steam in addition to simulation techniques for rigid-bodies, cloth and hair
  • A good understanding of animation and an eye for motion
  • A good understanding of the entire visual effects process
  • A working knowledge of Nuke desirable and a solid understanding of the compositing process.
  • 3+ years production experience is required.
  • Ability to understand and implement feedback

Position is based in Belfast.

Initial contract is for 3 months.

Please email your CV to caoimhe.cassidy@jammedia.com with the job title in the subject bar.

Please note while we endeavor to respond to all applicants where possible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for this interview.