Overview

Crafty Apes is looking to bring on a senior Environment Artist to join our Vancouver team! You must have a proven track record and be able to produce at the highest quality. We are looking for a team player, effective communicator and someone who thrives on daily challenges.

You will be responsible for creating matte paintings and set extensions, either standalone, or to be integrated into live-action environments. You should be experienced in senior level concept and design work, and comfortable with mentoring junior artists.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience in DMP and/or Concept Art in a VFX production environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in illustration, industrial design, or fine art preferred
  • An advanced knowledge of the following:
    • Photoshop
    • Nuke, Maya or 3DS Max
    • 3D rendering
  • Nice to have
    • Knowledge of RV and Shotgun
    • 2.5D / 3D projecting experience (3D generalist or Nuke compositing experience)
    • Strong knowledge of photography, especially in relation to lenses
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

SKILLS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead other DMPs by giving direction and technical guidance, finding creative solutions and providing constructive feedback to ensure a high quality result, on time and on budget
  • Performing tasks within production schedules and our pipeline best practices
  • Maintain and develop knowledge/skills, staying up to date with new methods/techniques
  • Provide creative and technical input on projects to improve quality and efficiency
  • Collaborate with the production team and VFX supervisors to determine matte painting requirements and locations
  • Obtain a level of realism based on the art direction of the project
  • Ability to adapt to the show’s artistic style
  • Maintain the schedule and quotas given by the Production Manager
  • Organize workloads and prepare presentation elements for validations
  • Communicate and search for solutions and information when necessary
  • Maintain a good team dynamic
  • Attend and engage in project and company-wide meetings

HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit a cover letter and resume with references to: van_jobs@craftyapes.com
  • Include position applying for in subject of email
  • Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
  • Please note that you may be asked to provide references.
  • Must have legal working status in Canada
  • Only those who meet the requirements will be contacted for an interview.
  • No phone calls please.
  • We are always interested in meeting motivated and talented crew. If you are looking for something else, or would like to recommend a candidate, please send resume and cover letter by email to van_jobs@craftyapes.com

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Crafty Apes

WHO WE ARE

Crafty Apes Vancouver is an award winning, full service visual effects studio. Focusing on compositing and industry leading stylization, our studio is recognized for consistently and professionally delivering the highest quality in VFX.

RECENT PROJECTS

Stranger Things | Raised By Wolves | The Terror | Westworld | Man in the High Castle | Lemony Snickets: A series of Unfortunate Events | 12 Strong