Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

Are you a passionate, enthusiastic and experienced FX Artist? Perhaps even a passionate generalist?

We are looking for someone to work on a wide variety of dynamic simulations, someone who is creative, good at problem solving and enjoys teamwork. To be successful you must demonstrate thorough attention to detail, the ability to think outside the box and be super pro-active and have an autonomous work ethic alongside the ability to quickly integrate and communicate well within a small team.

We are very happy to discuss flexible, hybrid and remote working options for all our vacancies.


Day to Day:

  • Keep CG Supervisor and Head of FX informed of progress,
  • Helping production drive the project team to meet schedule objectives
  • Contribute in Art Direct abstract or stylised Fx 
  • Contribute on problem solve or/and  design solution for stylised and abstract effect
  • Design a unique abstract effect 
  • Give and receive feedback from other Departments
  • Work with tight schedules and deadlines
  • Flexibility working with multiple software packages

About You

Must Have:

  • The ability to create dynamic simulations like Water, Fire, Smoke, etc
  • In depth knowledge of Houdini FX experience is essential (2+ year)
  • Strong skills in Houdini
  • Knowledge of Unreal
  • Generalist experience in Maya 
  • Generalist experience in Houdini
  • A good, creative artistic eye
  • Houdini scripting experience or VEX
  • Assisted with Look Dev, Pre-Viz, and R&D with the project supervisors and creative leads
  • Good understanding of the entire visual effects process
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues, especially working between multiple packages
  • A working knowledge of at least one compositing application (e.g. Nuke) and a solid understanding of the compositing process

Bonus Points:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Great team / collaborative work ethic 
  • Willingness to take and act on feedback
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work with tight schedules

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs, an Annie and an Emmy along the way!

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corp certification. We’ve been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated to make things better. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand and embrace fresh perspectives. 

What we’ve got for you:

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2024.
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme.
  • Many fun in person and remote social events throughout the year.
  • Bi-monthly employee feedback and engagement programme.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers.
  • Online wellbeing programme.
  • Profit share (for employees who have been with us for 2+ years).

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.