Bardel is currently recruiting for star FX Artists to work collaboratively with our Emmy award winning studio team. As an FX Artist, you will be creating and conceptualizing CG FX sequences ensuring aesthetic, creative, and technical quality standards of the production are met. It is through FX that changes the impact of a scene, making it more appealing.

What you will be doing:

  • Create natural and supernatural effects (ie, water, smoke, dust, lightning, bubbles, fire, storms, shadows, blurs, 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
  • Assist in creating an “FX Production Style Guide” as-needed.
  • Meet project deadlines and milestones, as set by Series Director / Episodic Director and the production department

What you bring to the table:

  • 2+ Years similar work experience preferred
  • Diploma or relevant post-secondary education an asset
  • Animation / VFX experience preferred
  • Demonstrated production experience to create smoke, water, fire, and electrical effects in a TV series context (fluid sims, dynamics, particles, etc.)
  • Confidence in your creative vision but flexible and open-minded to alternative ideas
  • Ability to maintain high aesthetic quality with quick turnarounds using a mix of FX rigs and one-off FX using Maya with some RealFlow
  • Exhibit a collaborative, supportive approach to working with other team members
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills (English)
  • 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.


  • Extended health benefits available upon completion of probationary period (3 months)
  • Future raises based on performance

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).

Apply Now At:
http://www.bardel.ca/now-hiring/ or email jobs@bardel.ca

Vancouver Address: 1523 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1J8

Kelowna Address: 201-215 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2

Position: FX Artist

# Of Positions Available : 1

Pay: $22.70-42/hour (TBD)

Terms of Employment: Full-time (contract)