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Waterproof Studios Recruiting Sr. Environment Artist & Character Artist

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Sr. Environment Artist

The Sr. Environment Artist works in collaboration with the Art Director, and is responsible for creating and conceptualizing complex digital environments using a variety of 2D, 2.5D, and 3D techniques. The ideal candidate has an exceptional understanding of colour, light, and composition as well as an excellent eye for aesthetics with the ability to produce photo realistic and stylized digital environments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Create digital environments and set extensions.
Work closely with the Art Director, Art, Modeling, and Layout Departments
Work with CG Supervisor to determine overall approach required for each environment.
Create shot components by combining rendered elements with 3D models or assets
Model, UV, and texture various assets for environment shots
Responsible for designing and conceptualizing architecture, lighting, and graphics that convey the Directors overall vision of the project
Works with the Production team to help establish schedules and technical needs
Troubleshoots any issues with background components that may arise
Able to take direction and constructive criticism from the Supervisors and feedback from the Directors

Skills & Requirements:

2+ years experience
BA of Fine Art , Classical Animation, or equivalent required
Excellent artistic eye for detail with the ability to follow reference material and concept art and to visually interpret the Directors ideas
Exceptional understanding of 2D design principles such as: balance, rhythm, form, composition, light/shadow, colour etc.
Experience in modeling, texturing
Strong knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, Mudbox and Arnold
Traditional arts background is highly preferred
Ability to communicate and work well in a team environment
Great problem solving skills and extremely organized

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio to:  jobs@waterproofstudios.com
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Character Artist

Waterproof Studios is looking for an experienced Character Artist who can create photo-real characters for cinematics and film. Experience with hair, fur and cloth is an asset but not a requirement. Modeling, Sculpting and Surfacing abilities from reference.

Responsibilities:

· Execute poly modeling, Zbrush or Mudbox Sculpting, and detail high resolution characters from photo reference
· Use technical know-how, artistic aptitude and knowledge of animation to create models that meet quality standards set by the studio and our feature film clients
· Work with production team to ensure assets are production friendly.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

· CG experience constructing polygon character models and UV mapping skills
· Experience in creating blend shapes and a familiarity with character rigging
· Expertise in organic poly modeling using Maya
· Expertise in brush sculpting and detailing using ZBrush or Mudbox
· Good sense of human anatomy and face sculpting
· AAA Cinematics and Feature film experience strongly preferred

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio to:  jobs@waterproofstudios.com
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