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Job Title: Character surfacing artist

Dwarf Animation Studio is currently seeking a Character Surfacing Artist

Job Description

We are currently seeking a talented Character Surfacing artist to join our creative team. Character surfacing artist at Dwarf are responsible for giving models the visual surface qualities required by the project. 

You will collaborate with other departments to ensure all surfacing works through the pipeline.

Responsabilities and Essential Skills

  • A passion for making beautiful looking CG characters ;
  • Creating high quality textures from references or concept art ;
  • Responsible for creating textures, colors, and shaders needed in the completion of CG characters ;
  • Ability to manage and organize your work in order to complete tasks within production deadlines ;
  • Implement improvements /changes based on review feedback and supervisor ;
  • Strong production experience in Maya ;
  • Extensive production experience in Mari ;
  • Excellent attention to details ;
  • Strong technical and visual skills ;
  • Ability to multi task.

Desirable skills

  • Sculpting in mudbox is a bonus 
  • Experience working within a Unix / Linux environment; 
  • Experience working within a Shotgun facility;
  • Good English communication skills.


  • Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team-player attitude ; 
  • 2+  years’ experience working on high quality texturing and shading.

About Dwarf Animation

Dwarf Animation is a 3D animation studio specializing in home & cinema entertainment -- located in Montpellier, in the South of France.  We are a diverse team of talented people who have worked around the globe at studios including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Framestore, ILM and Weta Digital.  

Our vision at Dwarf Animation is to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation, supporting our teams in pushing the boundaries of entertainment, and enhancing a studio culture on the cutting edge of creativity and technology.

How to Apply

Please complete our application form here : 
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