Codeglue is looking for a talented Freelance VFX Artist

Codeglue is looking for a creative, detail-oriented and VFX artist for an upcoming project. The duration of the project will be approximately 4 months, therefore we’re mainly looking for a Freelance VFX Artist at this moment.

As a VFX artist you have the responsibility to create optimized game ready VFX systems for a multitude of projects with different game engines. These can range from particle systems to shaders, from background effects to gameplay and UI effects. You will be working in close collaboration with our art team as well as external developers. You are proactive, quick thinking and can pick up tasks with ease. Naturally we also encourage learning new software and methods when you are onboard.


  • Strong communication and team working skills, to be able to liaise effectively with other members of the wider team and clients
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work proactively and efficiently
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure work is completed to a high standard and in line with the desired style
  • Understanding of both tech and art. Is able to make refined VFX and shader systems in a variety of game engines
  • Able to quickly adapt to proprietary software
  • Being able to storyboard and iterate VFX to communicate a proposed final delivery
  • Must understand the performance impact of the VFX they create
  • A knowledge of, and passion for, games and the games industry
  • Passionate about games
  • You are a team player
  • Proactive attitude with a good sense of responsibility
  • You understand the different processes and phases of a project and are able to anticipate on them
  • Able to work 32 or 40 hours per week
  • You live in The Netherlands and you have a EU work permit

Bonus skills:

  • Experience with Houdini
  • Experience creating VFX for game engines that don’t have particle systems
  • Tech-art/coding skills

We offer:

  • Challenging and fun projects
  • A place in a highly motivated, passionate and skilled team
  • A positive, friendly and informal work environment


Different kinds of people give different perspectives and we love to see more of them! We believe that our team and the work that we do benefits from not just hiring the person with the most experience but someone that is also a great asset to Codeglue overall.

So we want to motivate everyone (yes you!) to send an application when the requirements apply to you.

Sounds good? Fantastic! To apply, please send your motivational letter, resume and portfolio to: [email protected]

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About Codeglue

Codeglue won the Best Studio award at the Dutch Game Awards 2022!

"For this year’s award we focused on what a studio is like to work at. Studio owners Peter and Maurice have gone above and beyond to keep their staff safe and healthy during COVID, trying to keep them connected and motivated. To quote their staff: “Working at Codeglue feels like you’re with family. Peter and Maurice always try to find ways to make it even more enjoyable to work at Codeglue. They not only want employees to succeed at our studio, they want employees to succeed in every area of their life and be happy and healthy overall.”

Codeglue is a high quality game development & porting studio. We develop, enhance and port games from and to any platform imaginable!

We love to think of ourselves as collaborative creative technology specialists: We love to collaborate with publishers and other game developers, and we’re always tinkering with the latest innovations in gaming like VR, AR and blockchain technology.

Codeglue is a game development studio based in the vibrant urban city center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Founded in 2000 by two University friends, Codeglue grew into a team of 25 (and growing!) enthusiastic and passionate programmers, creative artists and designers, producers and more talented people! Nowadays we develop games for PC and for the latest generation of consoles. Our games feel great to play, have a note-worthy art style and have an innovative design angle. We love to work together with other fellow game developers and we're always tinkering with the latest innovations whether it's virtual reality, augmented reality or blockchain technology.