jobby: Lead Modeler, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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About Us

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for a Lead Modeler who has exceptional skills and experience in modeling and texturing. You should have the ability and knowledge to create characters, props and set models that accurately represent the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. This role is responsible for testing tools created by the pipeline team for modeling and provide feedback.



  • Balance atheistic standards and technical requirements to create quality models
  • Excellent visual skills and attention to detail
  • Uphold the art direction defined by the Art Director
  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from directors and supervisors in a timely and qualitative manner
  • Work and communicate with rigging team to ensure assets are built to achieve the intended animation performance requirements
  • Communicate with Supervisor and CG Supervisor on concerns ahead of time
  • Assist with mentoring modelers as needed
  • Updating modeling wiki as needed
  • Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills



  • 4+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Excellent knowledge in Maya, Zbrush and Photoshop
  • Experience in Mudbox is a benefit
  • Knowledge of various renderers like Vray or Renderman is an asset
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation, or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience



  • Highly motivated, pro-active, with a solid work ethic and positive attitude
  • Good knowledge of the production process and pipeline
  • Ability to predict potential problems and troubleshoot as necessary
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Practices attentive and active listening
  • Encourage feedback and new initiatives
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner
  • Accepts accountability for own actions
  • Shares information, methodologies and ideas with others
  • Ability to deliver work on time and meet set performance objectives



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THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Media team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings, you will be contacted.


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