At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team! Do you have production experience as a  3D FX Artist? 

We are currently seeking 3D FX Artists for all levels (Jr. - Sr.) For work on a new (unannounced) project starting in Dec 2022/Jan 2023

The FX Artist is responsible for creating and conceptualizing CG FX Sequences as required, which meet the aesthetic, creative, and technical quality standards of the production and in accordance with the production deadlines. Should think outside the box and have a problem-solving mindset.

What you will be doing:

  • Create natural and supernatural effects (ie, water, smoke, dust, lightning, bubbles, fire, lava, shadows, explosions, etc) to contribute to the character, location, or atmosphere.
  • Provide suggestions and recommendations on technique and elements in the context of the scene.
  • Demonstrate a broad range of FX abilities in a collaborative environment to conceptualize and create the overall look, attitude and style of the FX.
  • Actively promote and communicate sound solutions to technical and creative issues.
  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative FX animation technologies.
  • Meet project deadlines and milestones, as set by Series Director / Episodic Director and the production department.
  • Successful candidates should be able to work efficiently as part of a team or independently to determine the various design solutions.

What you bring with you:

  • Minimal requirement of 1-2 years of relevant experience for Junior positions
  • Minimal requirement of 2-5 years for Mid and Senior positions
  • Ability to create multiple types of digital effects from simple to moderately difficult.
  • Knowledge of Houdini and Nuke are required, knowledge of Maya and Katana are a plus.
  • Knowledge of Renderman shading, volume rendering and raytracing experience preferred.
  • Scripting ability in VEX and Python are a plus
  • 2D FX knowledge is a plus.

Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world. Fun is included in every role! 

What we want to see in your application:  

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!). 

How to apply:

Please visit our website at  to apply.  

Thank You!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are determined to be a compelling match for one of our current openings.

Candidates applying from outside of British Columbia must be willing and able to relocate to British Columbia, Canada (either working in-studio or remote in BC). Bardel's talent mobility program offers support to candidates in obtaining proper work authorization and residency. Note, employment prior to relocation begins as independent contracts.

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