Mid/Senior Modelling and Texture Artist

  • London  
    perm, remote, temp to perm, from remote  
    Competitive depending on experience  
  • Company
    Blue Zoo Animation Studio  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    13 December 2020  
    Posted on
    13 October 2020  

About The Role:

Our experienced modelling and texture artists are incredible world builders and excellent motivators. They build environments and add the charming details that make our stories believable.

Your day-to-day will focus on creating detailed, stylised assets based on informative concept designs, whilst meeting production deadlines and that all important brief from our Directors and Clients.

We are looking for an experienced, creative Mid to Senior Modeller to join our team on an exciting high-end CG TV series for a major broadcaster.

(Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote until further notice).


Day to Day:

  • Modelling, UVing, texturing and shading stylised assets.
  • Effectively realising a 2D concept through to 3D, as well as being able to work with minimal design. 
  • Working as part of a team of modelling and texture artists, and regularly communicating between your Supervisors and Directors.
  • Managing your team’s assets and time efficiently to meet those deadlines.
  • Responding positively to, and acting on notes and feedback from your Director and Supervisor.


About You:

Must Have:

  • 2+ years animation production experience.
  • The ability to interpret volume, form and texture when creating models from concept designs.
  • Experience in working with modelling tools both in Maya and Zbrush.
  • Knowledge of clean topology.
  • Knowledge of UV mapping with either Maya or UVLayout.
  • Texturing assets using either Substance Painter, MARI or Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of Substance Painter.
  • Knowledge of Substance Designer.

Bonus Points:

  • Strong time management skills.
  • A team player and great collaborator.
  • Creative problem solving.

About Us:

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs along the way. 
The studio is going through an exciting period of growth and we are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. 
We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated by change. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives. 


What we’ve got for you (Benefits):

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Free breakfast, fruit and hot drinks.
  • Inclusive self-funded short-films programme.
  • Many fun social events throughout year.
  • Bi-monthly reactive feedback programme.
  • Friday "beer o'clock" drinks (and soft drinks) inside work hours!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including retail and gym discounts.
  • On-site massages.
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been in our studio for 2+ years).

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 


To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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