Image Engine Vancouver – Look Development Artist 21 views

The Look Development Artist is responsible for delivering high quality assets across multiple shows in a quick and efficient manner. They will apply notes provided by the Asset Supervisors/Look Dev Leads. They will manage their time effectively to ensure tasks are completed within the assigned timeframe and to the specifications required by Image Engine clients.

They will identify and troubleshoot problems as needed and will ask for assistance when necessary to ensure effective use of time and resources.

They will quality check their own work and develop new concepts and approaches to improve work quality. They will participate in all team meetings when necessary.



  • Address your Lead’s feedback while providing solutions to improve the assets, and maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Process requests from other departments in the pipeline
  • Manage time and resources to meet weekly targets
  • Write and/or modify custom Arnold/OSL shaders to realize the desired look for production integration
  • Define standard render passes
  • Assist in developing standard lighting rigs & setups for look development
  • Provide dailied versions for assigned tasks in an agreed upon time by your Supervisor/ Lead
  • Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required
  • Keep supervisors apprised of issues arising in pre-production and shot production and offer creative solutions to those issues
  • Work closely with Lead Lookdev Artist, Lead Lighting TD’s and supervisors to ensure that all assets work within the scope of lighting & color pipeline requirements
  • Work with a team of artists in a hands-on capacity to ensure technically and artistically proper implementation of look developed assets
  • Communicate with the R&D/ shader developer in order to ensure all necessary parameters and functionality are included in production shaders
  • Work closely with texture artists to create necessary texture maps for application to creatures, props and environments



  • 3+ years’ of Look Development experience with high end film
  • Demonstrated proficiency in defining and creating photo-realistic assets
  • Experience with rendering large datasets
  • Thorough understanding of traditional art skills (Form, architecture, anatomy, topology, color theory) and how to apply those skills in a digital medium
  • Excellent attention to detail when finalizing, approving or quality controlling assets
  • Ability to balance quick turnaround while achieving a high degree of aesthetic quality



Technical skills

  • Intermediate level experience in Python / OSL / Arnold
  • Proven experience in Maya / Mari / Node based lighting and lookdev package ( Katana / Gaffer)
  • Experience with Linux

Core skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities and projects
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and applications
  • Ability to push assets to the next level
  • Excellent time management and communication skills

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  • Location Vancouver
  • Full Address 15 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Y 1H4
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