Bardel is currently recruiting for a talented Senior Surfacing Artist 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
Experience training new artists
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, 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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About Bardel Entertainment Inc.

Emmy Award®-winning studio, Bardel Entertainment Inc., has been a leading animation studio in North America for over 30 years due to its stellar reputation built on three core values: quality, creativity and innovation. Led by CEO, Rick Mischel, previously a producer at Sony Pictures Animation, Bardel is recognized as one of the most trusted names in the industry.

Bardel has over 500 employees in two state-of-the-art studios, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna, Canada and a fully integrated studio in Rome, Italy. Currently, Bardel is the only full-service animation studio concurrently providing animation services in CG and 2D animation television and features for a diverse slate of U.S. blue-chip partners: Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., and Cartoon Network-Adult Swim, as well as an outstanding group of content creators.

Recent work includes award-winning series such as Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty, The Dragon Prince, Rick and Morty, Teen Titans Go!, 44 Cats and the newly announced Magic: The Gathering. In 2019, Bardel won two Kidscreen Awards for The Dragon Prince. In 2018 Bardel won an Emmy for Best Animated Series for Rick and Morty. In 2018, Dinotrux was nominated for an Annie Award and Rick and Morty received the Critics' Choice award for animation and won for a Emmy Award. Bardel also won won Emmy Awards for the DreamWorks’s TV shows King Julien (2017) and an Emmy Award for Dinotrux (2016).

In 2015, Bardel was acquired by Italy-based Rainbow Group, one of the largest animation producers and licensors in the world with subsidiaries in Moscow, Hong Kong and Singapore.