Character Surfacing Artists

Giant is hiring a number of positions for an iconic animation series.


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Position Overview

This is a short-term contract, under 1 year, and can be a remote working position.

Ideally artists will be based in Ireland, however, the role is open to all artists, but applicants must be able to work within a 4 hour time difference of the Irish timezone to allow for daily interaction with the Creative and production teams.

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive a reply might not always be possible.

Please mail to – please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, for example: “Application – Character Surfacing Artist Position”.

Starting date: ASAP

Position Responsibilities

  • Under the leadership of the Character Surfacing Lead, Art Director and CG supervisor, create and implement textures and surfacing for characters based on the needs and determined look of a show
  • Create UV layouts for Character Models
  • Collaborate with modelling, lighting, rigging and effects teams to troubleshoot creative and technical issues when required
  • Quality check that all texture and surfacing elements are final, approved and ready for the lighting department
  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from leads and or supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way
  • Communicate with Production Team and CG Supervisor on concerns ahead of time
  • Balance quick turnarounds with achieving a high degree of aesthetic quality
  • Participate in reviews as required

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Character Surfacing
  • Excellent visual skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced painting skills with a strong understanding of colour theory and application.
  • Superior eye for light, shade, colour, and detail
  • Proficient in Maya, Nuke, Photoshop, Substance
  • Experience in UV mapping and texture layout using Maya.
  • Knowledge of Redshift renderer
  • Good interpersonal, time management and organizational skills

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