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Job Title:3D Asset Development Artist

Company Name: Jam Filled Entertainment

Location: Toronto, ON

Salary Range: Not available.

Position Status: Full time

Union Status: Non-union

Benefits: Secondary healthcare coverage after 3 months of employment (dental, optical, ambulatory, etc.)

Job Description:

Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

We are currently on the hunt for a Development Artist to help establish the visual style and workflow for internal and external productions and production tests, with a focus on pre-production development work. They will be responsible for development from modeling through to compositing, into a final, finished render. We are looking for an artist with a wide range of skills in multiple departments, such as assets, rigging, FX and compositing.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and establish the overall visual style and workflow for new internal and external productions
  • Help develop and create production tests for external clients
  • Contribute knowledge and expertise in any specific skillset or software to support the development and production teams
  • Take part in daily briefs
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and learn new and upcoming industry software
  • Research resources and materials to use as references, including lighting plans
  • Produce multiple variations of designs and concepts for approval
  • Create prototype assets for the production pipeline to use for testing 
  • Complete the final look of designs and assets
  • Establish format procedures and guidelines
  • Maintain production documentation throughout development process
  • Explore different ideas to achieve maximum quality results
  • Handle input/output files
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as required


This will be your JAM if you have:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Previous experience with design, modeling, surfacing, rigging, FX, and compositing is strongly desired – any strengths in a specific area of the production pipeline is considered an asset
  • Previous experience working in an animation development production setting is desired
  • Strong understanding of visual language; texture, colour, dimension, scale, perspective, shade, composition, depth of field, proportion, lighting, spatial awareness, etc.
  • Knowledge of Unreal pipeline is an asset
  • Ability to create photorealistic assets and visual effects 
  • Ability to stay self-motivated and work independently, as well as collaborate in a team setting
  • Ability to establish and maintain vision of a final look/integration
  • High level drawing and conceptual skills is a plus
  • Desire to learn new technologies and design techniques
  • Talent for creative experimentation
  • Comfortable with taking constructive criticism and providing revisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of programming is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of 2D and 3D animation, and familiarity with the principles of animation is a plus

Software knowledge desired:

  • Maya
  • Unreal Engine
  • Houdini
  • Fusion
  • Nuke
  • Substance Painter
  • Substance Designer
  • Quixel
  • Renderman
  • Arnold
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Other software knowledge is a plus

Company Website, About

In 2007, three guys decided to build a studio that they would want to work for. Jam Filled has since expanded from a modest 400-square-foot attic in rural Manotick to a fully-operational, multi-production animation company with studios in Ottawa and Toronto. A dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, Jam Filled will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

Jam Filled proudly joined the Boat Rocker Media Group family in 2016, which allowed the studio to spread its wings and grow as it continues to produce the highest quality animation and original content in the country.

To Apply:

Please submit your application here: 

Commitment to Barrier-Free Selection Process And Work Environment/Possible Accommodations:

Boat Rocker is committed to hiring and supporting diverse candidates. We strongly encourage applications from people who identify as being part of an under-represented and equity-deserving group. This would include people who identify as racialized, Black, Indigenous, women, LGBTQ2SI+, and having a disability among others. We also recognize the importance of intersectional identities in our hiring and retention. 

Application Deadline: N/A

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