3D Lighting Artist, Senior

This position is based in Vancouver. All applicants must reside in the United States or British Columbia/Ontario if applying within Canada.

The Senior Lighting Artist works under the Lighting Lead and/or CG Supervisor, and in conjunction with other team members, to create photo realistic lighting for multiple digital elements to match live action plates, mood boards and concept where required.


  • Create photo realistic lighting of CG characters, organic, & structural environments, props etc.
  • Work within the colour & lighting pipeline.
  • Ensure downstream pipeline needs are considered & optimized for rendering.
  • Work with other team members to address internal and external notes.
  • Work within assigned hours and deadlines.
  • Keep up to date with internal tools, software and techniques.
  • Share knowledge and techniques with other team members.
  • Assist in overall team communication and contribute to positive work environment.
  • Mentor junior artists.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within live action VFX in film and television in Lighting specific role
  • Expert in Maya and VRay.
  • Understanding of Nuke.
  • Senior level understanding of CG lighting principles.
  • Senior level experience with full CG environments.
  • Senior level experience matching digital lighting with practical photography/live action plates.
  • Experience with lighting digital assets using HDRI.
  • Senior level knowledge of colour space and how/when to apply.
  • Senior level ability to utilize creative lighting along with technical applications to add visual interest.
  • Ability to create layout of lighting for use in virtual and set extensions.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow through.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Open to receiving constructive feedback.
  • Experience working in a high pace environment.
  • Must showcase lighting and VFX experience with up-to-date reel.

Additional information

  • Candidates MUST be located in the United States, British Columbia or Ontario. This is a remote (work from home) position.
  • Zoic does not cover relocation costs.
  • This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive across our different openings we regret that only those selected to interview will be contact.

About Zoic Studios

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include Ozark, See, Sweet Tooth, Superman & Lois, and Legends of Tomorrow.

"Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?