Senior Groom Artist

CG Artist Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

ILM’s Groom Artist Team sits alongside our Digital Model Shop and Creature Teams. Creating hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures as part of the Creature / Character pipeline for high-end VFX projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creation of fur/feather/hair/environment grooms for characters, creatures and environments using a mix of off the shelf and ILM proprietary tools
  • Collaborate with Creature TD’s to determine requirements and solutions for dynamics and layouts
  • Paint colour and specular maps for hair, fur and feathers
  • Work closely with additional departments in the Creature workflow including Modeling, Animation and Lighting
  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

Education / Experience

  • Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility 
  • Demo reel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration or design
  • Familiarity with film production; computer graphics

Required Skills / Technical Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
  • Good interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills / Technical Competencies

  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to liaise with various parts of the Computer Graphics pipeline, manage person schedules
  • Proficient in Maya, Mari (preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or Bodypaint
  • Ability to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelines

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.