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Character Look Development Artist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10030987 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Oct. 24, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for Character Look Development Artists to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. Our Character Look Development Artists are responsible for creating the materials and textures that define the look of our characters. We value self-motivated artists who thrive in a collaborative environment. This is a regular, full time, staff position that will be located at our Vancouver, BC studio. Please note that relocation eligibility may be determined based on role and individual circumstance. 


  • Work closely with asset supervisors and production designers to develop the look of the characters of our animated films

  • Author materials, textures, hair and fur grooms 

  • Bring assets to technically efficient and artistically appealing final completion


  • Bachelors degree in digital art, computer graphics, or related field

  • Experience with hair grooming and knowledge of garments

  • 3+ years of professional experience in Character Look Development 

  • Ability to understand, interpret and implement highly stylized art direction

  • Strong technical skills toward achieving an art-directable aesthetic

  • Ability to work closely with others in a collaborative environment

  • Knowledge of materials and procedural geometry

  • Proficiency in texturing and digital painting

  • Physically-based rendering experience

  • Maya experience

  • Linux experience

  • Understanding the production pipeline

  • Shader-writing and scripting knowledge is beneficial

  • Environment Look Development experience is a plus

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Animation Studios Vancouver Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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