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Guru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens around the world. Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking for a Surfacing Artist for a premier international animated TV series! The Surfacing Artist is responsible for UV, texturing and developing shaders to be used in production.  This role reports to the Asset Supervisor.


Primary Role is to UV / Texture / Develop Shaders to be used in Production.

Work with the Surfacing Supervisor or Lead to reach the intended look of Characters and Props  based on studio guidelines.

Maintain the studio standards for naming and organizing of textures, shaders and shading networks.

Keep team informed of any potential technical or creative problems

Collaborate with other artists to ensure quality and consistency

Keep up to speed with up and coming technology, and make recommendations for workflow improvement



2+ years experience in production

Advanced to expert knowledge of texturing tools (Substance Painter/ Mari / Photoshop / UV Layout / zBrush)

Strong technical understanding and crafting of Shaders in Maya ( Substance Designer is a plus)

Strong understanding of how an Animation TV series pipeline operates

Strong traditional or illustration portfolio is an asset

A Portfolio that demonstrates intelligent and well utilized UVs



To Apply:

Please email resumes, reels and blogs to: with SURFACING ARTIST in the subject line.

Guru Studio would like to thank all applicants for your interest, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.



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