Bardel Entertainment is looking for a talented Senior Grooming Artist for a range of projects in our studio. Under the guidance of the CG Supervisor and Asset Supervisor you will create grooms and apply hair and fur to characters and props, based on the determined look and visual style of the project.

What you will be doing: 

  • Create and implement hair/fur surfacing and grooming of assets by using hair/fur grooming tools, digital painting and image mapping based on the determined look of a show
  • Collaborate with the lighting, surfacing and simulation teams to ensure the stability of the asset and that the correct implementations are followed for the specific workflow used.
  • Quality checks that all elements are final, approved and ready for animation, FX and lighting departments
  • Collaborate with supervisors in order to manage render times required and final delivery.
  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from director(s) and/or supervisors in a timely manner maintaining the quality expected.
  • Keep the files clean internally and manages the external files based on the studio workflow
  • Provide open communication with team and clients

What you bring with you: 

  • 4+ years of experience in the animation/film/tv industry
  • Experience with Xgen required
  • Experience in UV mapping and texture layout using Maya
  • Advanced painting skills in Photoshop and Substance Painter with a strong understanding of colour theory and application.
  • Proficiency using a variety of rendering tools including Red Shift, Renderman, Arnold and Maya required
  • Eye for detail and good design sense is essential

Extra points if you have:

  • Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation
  • Experience with Shave and Haircut and Yeti 

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, 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.

How to apply:

Please apply below in this form or visit our Job Portal ( 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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