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Environment Look Development Artist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10030983 Location Vancouver, Canada Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Oct. 19, 2023

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for Environment Look Development Artists to join the team at our Vancouver, BC studio. Our Environment Look Development Artists are responsible for creating the materials, textures, and geometric instances that define the look of our environments, sets, and props. We value self-motivated artists who thrive in a collaborative environment. This is a regular, full time, staff position.

Hybrid and Remote opportunities for our Vancouver Studio are specific to remote work within the province of British Columbia. 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 environments of our animated films

  • Author materials, textures, procedural instancing and organic vegetation 

  • Bring assets to technically efficient and artistically appealing final completion


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

  • 3+ years of professional experience in Environment 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

  • Character Look Development experience is a plus

.The hiring range for this position in British Columbia, Canada is C$87,210 to C$145,420 per year. This hiring range covers candidates who are considered experienced to expert level. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

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. Disney Animation 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 our 62nd animated feature, Wish, releasing November 2023. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Encanto.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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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