Groom Artist (VFX)

Location: Bristol

Specialism: Visual Effects


Contract: Freelance

Axis Studios are seeking to hire an experienced GROOM ARTIST to work with project-based asset teams on an ongoing freelance basis.

This role requires a skilled artist with a broad background creating a range of final looks for characters/creatures. You’ll be a personable, proactive, self starter who can implement consistent working practice and ensure the standard and quality of the assets are consistently high.

A thorough knowledge of texturing, shading, grooming, lighting and rendering as well as the ability to troubleshoot technical problems. A good understanding of all stages of the asset production pipeline is also necessary. 


  • Producing high quality assets suitable for production both technically and artistically

  • Technical and quality control of output on assigned project

  • Ensuring assets meet specifications provided by all relevant departments 

  • Managing feedback and technical challenges on project 

  • Liaising with production on task assignment 

  • Interpreting and communicating the directors feedback and vision



  • Accomplished examples of Grooming, Shading and Look Development

  • Thorough knowledge of Mari and/or Bodypaint 3D, Substance Painter or other 3D texturing software is essential

  • Thorough knowledge of shading and look development

  • Thorough knowledge of grooming techniques in Houdini

  • Thorough knowledge of Modelling package of your choice is essential

  • Knowledge of Zbrush and/or Mudbox is desirable

  • Knowledge of Python, C++, VEX is desirable

  • Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges

  • Proven production experience within a team min. 5 years


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