Lead Fur/Groom Artist

Lead Fur/Groom Artists work closely with the CG Supervisor, modeling, lookdev, rigging, and simulation teams to create photoreal hair, fur, and feather grooms for characters on high-end VFX film, TV and Ride projects.

What you will do:

  • Place guide-hairs/feathers and groom as art-directed
  • Create and manage node-based hair/fur/feather grooms.
  • Paint textures to drive groom aesthetics.
  • Provide technical and aesthetic input to hair/fur/feather simulations.
  • Interpret and implement notes and feedback from the Director.
  • Support the Production team and assist with time for shot estimates.
  • Collaborate with CG Supervisor in order to manage render times required and final delivery.

Must have:

  • 3+ years experience with one or more procedural groom tools .
  • Yeti and/or Houdini experience (preferred)
  • Mari and/or Substance texture painting skills
  • An appreciation of both the aesthetic and technical requirements of fur and hair simulation
  • An emphasis on detail, photorealism and strong workflows.
  • Willingness to take ownership of work and debug issues throughout the pipeline.
  • Linux experience is a plus.

You will need:

  • Experience meeting deadlines while retaining a high quality of work.
  • Ability to break down reference images into logical workflow requirements.
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information.
  • To work in a team, with strong communication skills and attention to detail, and able to take direction in a fluid, fast-paced production environment.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States or Canada.


To be considered for this position, please include your resume:

To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@tippett.com.  Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:  <Resume: Your Name, Lead Fur/Groom Artist>

If your skills and abilities are a good match for the job opening, you will be contacted in the near future. We will make every attempt to contact all qualified candidates, but due to the high volume of interest in our job openings, we may not be able to contact every individual. We will not be returning phone calls or emails seeking further information about the opening or to confirm that we have received your resume.