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Lookdev/Surfacing Artist

Are you a Look Development/Shading Artist interested in working with us on our upcoming feature animation projects in our Vancouver studio?
} 12:00 am
In-person & Online
$33.65 - $62.50 per hour

Please note this is a hybrid position and requires you to work from our Vancouver studio for part of the work week. This is not a remote opportunity.


What you’ll get to do: 

  • Interpret 2D designs, reference material and artistic direction and translate them into 3D textures and surfaces while maintaining the original artistic intent 
  • Create high quality stylized textures, either hand painted or procedural, to a level of detail necessary for production assets 
  • Create stylized but physically plausible shading and look dev 
  • Be across all areas that encompass texture painting, procedural texturing, shading and look dev, grooming, UV layout and sculpting 
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring assigned work is produced to an appropriate standard of quality within the scheduled timeframe and deadline 
  • Maintain good communication with the Surfacing Lead 
  • Help establish and maintain a consistent look for the project 

What you bring: 

  • A passion and an eye for making beautiful looking CG objects, environments and creatures 
  • 3+ years’ experience working on high quality shading, surfacing and texturing 
  • 3+ years’ experience in animated features, features films (VFX) or high end episodics 
  • Proficiency with Maya and Mari 
  • An understanding of lighting and colour theory 
  • Good understanding of industry standards, conventions, and formats to enable successful completion of work
  • Proven technical and visual skills with an understanding of art and design within an animation environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to abstract and interpret design down to its fundamentals
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Extensive knowledge of shader creation and implementation will be considered a bonus, as will experience using Houdini 

What you’ll need to include on your application: 

  • A showreel including examples of stylized and/or photo-realistic work, with reference plates and materials, turntables , and UV layouts

What we offer you: 

  • The opportunity to join a growing, award-winning studio!
  • Conveniently located in vibrant Yaletown, near the heart of downtown Vancouver
  • An inclusive workplace of employees who are passionate about creativity and technology
  • A chance to contribute to the success of ground-breaking animated feature films
  • Exposure to a USD pipeline
  • A dedicated Learning and Development and Artist Management team focused on your personal career growth
  • A flexible, hybrid work environment
  • A generous leave policy including paid annual leave, sick days, as well as ‘Volunteer’ days to support those causes close to your heart!
  • A world-renowned working environment packed with social clubs, activities and events
  • A variety of employee benefits including free gym access, breakfast, use of barista coffee machines, weekly lunches/pastries and snacks galore!

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, then we want to hear from you!

The base wage range for this position is $33.65 – $62.50 per hour. The wage offered for this role will be commensurate with, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, years of experience, relevant education, and other applicable qualifications related to the role. The wage offered is based on a 40-hour work week and is not inclusive on Animal Logic’s extended benefits package, long-term incentives, bonuses, overtime pay or other components that may be applicable to the total compensation package for this role.

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