Asset Artist (Senior)
Streamland Media
Vancouver, BC
3d ago

For over two decades, Ghost VFX has collaborated with the very best to create award-winning, innovative visual effects. With contributions to over feature films, episodic and interactive, we are a full-service, global visual effects house.

Our talented and dedicated teams around the world make the impossible, possible, fulfilling the dreams of clients and artists alike.

With roughly artists and production professionals, we try every day to produce imagery that quietly speaks for itself.

We are looking for a talented Animator to join our dynamic team! Apply now to join us.

Description :

The Senior Asset Artist is responsible for leading a team of Asset Artists covering the tasks of Modeling, Texturing, and Surfacing, in the production of highly accurate, photo real and stylized CG assets to the highest quality possible.

Responsibilities :

Mentor and motivate fellow Asset Artists to grow their craft using the latest techniques

Work with Production helping to breakdown task requirements and assign shots to artists

Create clean and efficient models based on creative briefs and / or reference materials

Demonstrate efficiency in UV layout as well as strong polygonal subdivision skills

Demonstrate strong Look Development, R&D, and Lighting skills from both an artistic and technical perspective

Maintain, alter or update models as required by client or supervisor feedback

Interpret abstract ideas into the creation of compelling photo real or stylized assets

Facilitate the creation of high-quality texture maps prior to publishing to ensure consistency

Required Skills :

A cultivated aesthetic sense and a keen eye for detail

Mastery in creating both organic and hard surface models with efficient topology

Highly efficient UV layout experience

A technical understanding of color space

An understanding of multi-pass rendering and 3D scene layout is preferred

Strong communication and organizational skills

The ability to take direction and implement feedback with a positive attitude

An approachable, proactive, and accommodating attitude

An innate desire to stay informed of current technologies

Strong time management skills and the ability to balance priorities under the pressure of a deadline-driven production

A team-oriented mentality

The ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment

Preferred Skills :

Prior company experience

Exceptional communication skills in dealing with both technical and artistic groups

Exceptional organization skills balancing multiple shows and tasks.

Reliable, with good timekeeping and the ability to meet deadlines

Katana, Mudbox, and Substance Painter knowledge

An understanding of plate and image-based lighting, as well as full CG lighting

Qualifications :

2 years + of experience as an Asset Artist (Model / Texture / Surface) in a VFX Production environment

A mastery of Maya, ZBrush, and Mari

Basic compositing skills in Nuke

TD skills (Python, C++) are preferred but not required

Good understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture, and form

Demonstrated ability to work with strict deadlines and under pressure

Ability to take direction and find creative solutions during the iterative process

Strong attention to detail

Education :

High School education or equivalent required

BA / BS in applicable field preferred

Ghost VFX is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

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