Job Posting

FX Artist – Super Pets

Salary: $60,000.00 - $85,000.00/Annually
Job Type: Full Time, Contract
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: None
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Graphic Designers and Illustrators (5241)
NOC Job Title: Graphic Artist
Expires in 31 days
Expires: 2021-07-16
Last Updated: 2021-03-18

Job Number: 662982

Job Location(s)

840 Cambie Street
Suite 400
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2P6, Canada

Job Description

Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for a FX Artist. They will understand the visual and creative requirements for the film in order to maintain high quality traditional FX which may contain cloth, fur, fabric, and crowds. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the FX Supervisor and Artist Management. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Develop an understanding for the department pipeline including all assets and tools, and their purpose 
  • Develop simulations and procedural workflows with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead (including ethereal and magical looks, destruction, water simulation, fire and smoke, particles, clouds, and other volumetrics) 
  • Develop techniques and rigs to achieve and optimize approved looks with direction from Supervisor and/or Lead 
  • Understand the processes of adjoining departments (e.g. Lighting and Compositing) and communicate with these departments as needed 
  • Become proficient with the department’s propriety tools 
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews 


  • 2+ years’ experience working with 3D graphics software  
  • Experience working in production for feature animated film 
  • Proficiency demonstrated working on high quality stylized FX and simulations using Houdini FX tools through past project work and/or reel/portfolio 
  • Houdini: SOPs/DOPs/POPs essential 
  • Houdini: Vex knowledge (Python knowledge a plus) 
  • Lighting/Surfacing/Shading experience a plus 
  • Attention to design and artistic detail 
  • Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members 
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality and ability to meet deadlines with high quality output 
  • Strong written and verbal English language skills 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas and work under pressure 
  • Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or shots moving forward; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference 

Salary range CAD$60 – 85k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required. If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website ;

We have animation studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development teams in LA. After the Vancouver studio wrapped in early 2019 on their first animated feature, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, production quickly began on their next project DC’s Super Pets! Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver. Our contact number is 604 398 4800. 

How to Apply

Expiring: Jul 16, 2021