Bardel is currently recruiting for talented Surfacing Artists with 1 - 2 years of experience to work collaboratively with our Emmy award winning studio team. This person will create surfaces using both image and procedurally-based techniques, as well as create shader networks and UV layouts as situations dictate.

What you will be doing:

  • Demonstrate a broad range of superior texturing and surfacing techniques for characters, props, sets and other content for 3D animated TV series
  • Creating new surfacing processes and concepts, either by utilizing reference materials or by hand-painting surfaces
  • Meet project deadlines and milestones, including weekly quotas, as set by project leads and the production department
  • Actively participating in team/department meetings
  • Mentoring and offering support to less experienced artists, providing them with guidance and instruction

What you bring to the table:

  • Must have at least 3-5 year in previous Film / TV production experience in similar role
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating shaders and materials
  • Able to create Surfacing s from reference and clean UV layouts
  • Must have experience modifying shading networks in Maya
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a collaborative, supportive approach to working with other team members
  • Familiarity with zBrush, Mudbox, Mari or other surfacing  and normal/displacement map generation

Additional pluses:

  • Background in traditional animation, visual arts and life drawing, with a solid sense of movement and form
  • Toonline experience a valued asset
  • Sound understanding of the animation pipeline from storyboard to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
  • Knowledge of technical processes such as lighting rigs, rendering, dynamics, scripting (Python, MEL)

Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people, and for good reasons! Bardel offers work on exciting high-profile projects, a generous compensation/benefits package, industry-leading benefits and a fantastic company culture fueled by career development and artistic skill enhancement. Every day you will collaborate with other influential, career-minded, creative professionals from around the world.

What we want to see in your application:

Why YOU are the right fit for this position

A demo link to your most current work. This is a chance to show off your best work!

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 our current opening(s).

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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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