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3D Character Modeler

Guru Studio

Posted Jan 11 - Toronto

Guru is a Toronto-based entertainment company known for its top-tier animation quality and award winning content such as: Justin Time and PAW Patrol. Our exceptional work is produced by artists at the top of their game striving to be the best in the business, and we’re inviting a leader to join our studio as our new Vice President of Production.

Job Title: 3D Character Modeler
Department: Assets
Terms of Employment: Contract
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Vacancies: 1

Position Summary: The Character Modelers job is highly creative and technical role that carries the responsibility of creating highly appealing and functional characters for use in Gurus animated productions. Using the 2D designs provided by the art department, the Character Modeler must navigate the challenges of translating and providing creative solutions to design challenges using their experience and sculpting talents.

Responsibilities:
• Model and Sculpt characters for 3D Animated productions using Maya and Zbrush
• Meet technical and creative requirements outlined by the CG and Asset Supervisors
• Identify problems in 2D Designs and provide well thought out solutions that respect the visual language of the intended design
• Work with Rigging Department to generate blend shapes and corrective shapes
• Ensure work is completed and delivered per schedule and all deadlines are met
• Collaborate with other artists to ensure quality and consistency
• Keep current on modeling techniques and technology and propose new tools/methodologies

Requirements:

• 1+ years in experience as a Character Modeler on an animated television production
• A strong understanding of Zbrush and up to date modeling techniques
• Full working knowledge of Maya's modeling toolset
• Demonstrate strong understanding of 2D visual language
• Practical clay and sculpture experience
• Experience modeling dogs and cats in 3D is required
• Excellent communication skills with ability to work within a team and independently
• Strong ability to prioritize and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment
• Experience working on an award winning animation series an asset

Job details:

• Work location: Toronto ON
• Salary Range: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00
• Standard group benefit package after 3 months
• Equivalent of 2 weeks' vacation

What we can offer you:

• Career growth. Not only has Guru grown exponentially over the past few years, but it's a place that truly believes in promoting from within.
• Amazing co-workers. Guru has an incredible team of committed, talented people.
• Great office culture. We have a gorgeous space located right in the coolest part of downtown Toronto, and a friendly, positive work atmosphere.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to hireme@gurustudio.com with 3D Character Modeler in the subject line.

Guru Studio would like to thank all applicants for your interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Please advise us if you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process. Kindly notify us in advance of your requirements. Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.
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