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20 Sep 2020

Full-Time Lead Surfacing/Texture Artist, 3D

WildBrain Studios – Posted by Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description


WildBrain is looking for a Lead Surfacing/Texture Artist for an undisclosed 3D project! This project is a 3D feature quality episodic production. We can’t say what it is yet, but it is an action oriented global franchise with beloved characters! Knowledge in Katana and Arnold an asset.

In this role, you have exceptional skills and experience in surfacing and texturing in Substance. You create characters, props and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. You test tools created by the pipeline team for modeling and provide feedback.

This role is set to begin in Fall 2020.

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!


Balance aesthetic standards and technical requirements to create quality models
Excellent visual skills and attention to detail
Uphold the art direction defined by the Art Director
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitative manner
Work and communicate with the modeling and rigging teams to ensure assets are built to achieve the intended lighting/lookdev requirements
Communicate with Supervisor and CG Supervisor on concerns ahead of time
Assist with mentoring artists as needed
Update modeling/shading documents as needed
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner


4+ years of experience in animation or film industry in lookdev/shading/modeling
Excellent knowledge in Substance
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience
Highly motivated, pro-active, with a solid work ethic and positive attitude
Good knowledge of the production process and pipeline
Ability to predict potential problems and troubleshoot as necessary
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Practice in attentive and active listening
Encouraging feedback and new initiatives
Ability to make decisions in a timely manner
Ability to accept accountability for own actions
Ability to share information, methodologies and ideas with others
Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives
Excellent communication and collaborative skills


Experience in Mudbox is a benefit
Knowledge of various renderers like Vray or Renderman is an asset
Knowledge of Arnold is an asset

Why WildBrain?

At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:

Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
Generous RRSP matching
Bonus time off

How to Apply

Job Categories: General. Job Types: Full-Time.

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