Cover letter for a VFX artist (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a VFX artist.”

Examples of VFX Artist cover letters

To get a VFX Artist position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a VFX Artist cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1:

“Dear hiring manager,

I am excited to be applying for the VFX Artist position at Topdown Animation. I have five years of experience as a VFX Artist and I believe my skills and experience would be a valuable addition to your team.

I have a strong background in 3D animation and I am proficient in a variety of software programs, including Maya, 3ds Max, After Effects, and Photoshop. I am also experienced in compositing and motion graphics. In my previous role at Green Screen Animation, I was responsible for creating all the visual effects for a children’s TV show. I worked on a team of three and we were able to complete all the visual effects for the entire show in just six months.

I am a creative and motivated individual who is always looking for new ways to improve my skills. I am passionate about animation and I am committed to continuing to learn and grow as a VFX Artist. I am excited to join Topdown Animation and I believe my skills and experience will be a valuable asset to your team.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.”

Sample 2:

“Dear Ms. Agnes Kimmel,

I am very excited about the VFX Artist position now available with NCsoft Corporation and I am certain that I am the best applicant for this job.

I have obtained my bachelor’s degree in fine arts and I took classes that covered animation, drawing, computer graphics and programming. I have extensive knowledge of the technology used in creating visual effects and I would appreciate an opportunity to put my skills and training to work for your company.

I have a very creative mind with the ability to think outside the box to come up with original and interesting designs that captures the viewer’s attention and holds it until the very end. I am self-motivated with the ability to work independently but I also do well when working as part of a team. I welcome constructive criticism and use this information to make improvements. I also have the ability to stay focused and calm when working on a tight schedule.

I have a thorough knowledge of the computer software used in this profession and experience designing characters that fit in perfectly with the theme. I also have the skills to create animated environments to look realistic and to match the script they go with. I understand the importance of placement and I have the ability to adjust color and to ensure the characters correspond with the action of each scene.

You can reach me by calling (555)-555-5555 and I look forward to meeting with you in person to discuss the particulars of this position in more detail.


Your Signature

Carolyn Mckey

Enclosure: Resume”

Sample 3:

“Dear hiring manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the VFX Artist position at your company. I have been working as a VFX artist for the past three years, and I believe that my experience and skill set make me an ideal candidate for this position.

I have worked on a number of projects during my career, including commercials, music videos, short films and feature films. My most recent project was a short film called “The Last Stand” which won first place at the New York International Film Festival last year. I also recently completed work on a music video for the band “The Red Hot Chilli Peppers”.

My skills include 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing. I am proficient with Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects and Nuke. I am also skilled in Photoshop and ZBrush. I am able to work independently or as part of a team, depending on the needs of the project.

I would like to thank you for considering me for this position. I look forward to hearing from you soon.”

Sample 4:

“Nolan Santana

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Ms. Letterman,

I admit to being excited seeing there was a position available with your company for a VFX Artist. After reading this letter and reviewing my resume you will see why I am the best applicant for the position. I have hands-on experience in a range of arts that include traditional drawing animation programming and the latest in computer graphics.

I have spent the last five years using these tools to design visually striking designs that sends a positive and intended message. I have worked at Company Name and Kimmel Graphics Productions. The assignments I have worked on have each become passion projects. There is something about designing and creating characters and environments that thrills me beyond description. I tackle storyboards and modeling. I have done quite a bit of work in composition weaving special effects into video. I am also adept at taking existing video and adjusting placement color and lighting. Self-motivated and enthusiastic I go after the best ways to produce visual effects that are as realistic fantastical or cartoonish as the project requires. I think I could do wonders with your company as a VFX artist.

Please call me so that we can arrange an interview. I welcome the opportunity to further discuss my VFX Artist background and how it could benefit your team.

Best Regards,

Nolan Santana”

Sample 5:

“Dear [name],

I am writing to apply for the VFX Artist position that was recently advertised on the company website. I am confident that I have the skills and experience that you are looking for, and I believe that I would be a valuable asset to your team.

I have been working in the VFX industry for the past three years, and during that time I have developed a strong understanding of the principles of animation, motion graphics, and visual effects. I am an expert in using software such as After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and I am confident in my ability to create high-quality visual effects that meet the expectations of my clients.

I am also an excellent team player and I have a proven track record of being able to work effectively with other professionals. I have experience collaborating with directors, animators, editors, and other VFX artists, and I understand the importance of maintaining a positive and productive working environment.

I am confident that I have the skills and experience that you are looking for, and I would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss this position further with you. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Your name”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I write a cover letter for an artist job?

How to write an artist cover letter:

  • Introduce yourself. 
  • Share details about your qualifications and accomplishments. 
  • Include skills. 
  • Describe your goals. 
  • End the letter.

How do I write an application letter with no experience?

What to include in a cover letter

  • personal details.
  • what attracts you to the role.
  • your career goals.
  • your achievements, certifications, qualifications, or licenses.
  • your education history.

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