Senior Look Development Artist

Brown Bag Films
Dublin, Ireland
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

The position of Senior LookDev Artist requires someone highly artistic and technical - with a thorough knowledge of 3D software as it pertains to: Lighting; Shading and Fur/Feather/Hair Systems, with several years of experience working on broadcast or film projects. 
This profile will be expected to Groom and Shade digital characters & props. Successful applicants will have excellent: communication skills; attention to detail; and the ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks, in a fast paced production.

Skills & Requirements

Key Responsibilities

Works closely with the Art Director/CG Sup to set the required look for show.

  • Responsible for assembling turntable “torture tests” for characters and props, in preparation for Director and Client reviews
  • Will be assigned and deliver a weekly quota of tasks as set by production management
  • Champions the quality control (both technically and visually) of lookdev assignments and ensure the outsource partner has clear direction (setting up groom, following workflows, QC and Review steps, etc...)
  • Help to improve efficiency, which includes assisting upstream departments with how they must deliver assets to the LookDev Artists properly
  • Collaborate closely with Texture Department Lead, Groom TD and Lighting Dept Lead to ensure Shading (and Groom) works well within the render-times defined per project guidelines

Key Requirements

  • Must have at least 4 years’ of experience working as a Character LookDev Artist, or Generalist (specializing in: Lighting, Texturing, Shading, Character Groom) in either broadcast or feature film industries
  • Ability to follow artistic direction closely (visual and verbal)
  • Must be comfortable with outsource management with an emphasis on clear communication and follow through
  • Must be fluent in Maya
  • Must have deep working knowledge of Arnold and Vray (Equivalent production renderer will be taken into account)
  • Must be proficient in shading and surfacing materials using Arnold Shaders, Vray shaders (or equivalent)
  • Must have expert level working with at least one: Yeti, Xgen or Shave & Haircut
  • Strong creative background and great artistic “eye”
  • Excellent understanding of form, surface texture, material qualities and their reaction to light
  • Solid experience using Mari and/or Substance Painter
  • Task Driven, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Must be open to direction
  • Must be familiar with Nuke
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail in the finishing of assets and shots
  • Previous experience of nHair based simulation and Hair-sim setup creation would be a huge plus
  • Experience working under Windows systems environment (Linux experience a plus)
  • Previous experience with shotgun (or asset tracking systems) is considered a big plus

How to Apply

About the Company

Brown Bag Films are one of Europe’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios and is part of the 9 Story Media Group, with locations in Toronto, Dublin, Manchester, New York and Bali.

Making stand out/exceptional content for kids is at the heart of everything we do, and our bar is always set to “excellent” when it comes to the quality of our work. Our studios are highly collaborative spaces, where mentoring and on the job training is built into our daily practices. Our team members benefit from competitive compensation packages, working on award-winning 2D and 3D content, a thriving work culture and maybe too much cake! 


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