3D Asset Build
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

Our modelling artists are incredible world builders and excellent motivators. They build the props, characters & environments that allow worlds to come to life, and add the charming details that make our stories believable.

Your day-to-day will focus on creating detailed, stylised assets based on informative concept designs, whilst meeting production deadlines and that all important brief from our Directors and Clients.

We are looking for experienced, creative Modellers to join our team on some exciting projects!
Day to Day:
  • Modelling, UVing, texturing and shading stylised assets.
  • Effectively realising a 2D concept through to 3D, as well as being able to work with minimal design. 
  • Working as part of a team of modellers, and regularly communicating between your Supervisors and Directors.
  • Managing your team’s assets and time efficiently to meet those deadlines.
  • Responding positively to, and acting on notes and feedback from your Director and Supervisor.

About You

Must Have:
  • The ability to interpret volume and form when creating models from concept designs
  • Experience in working with modelling tools both in Maya and Zbrush
  • Knowledge of clean topology
  • Knowledge of UV mapping with either Maya or UVLayout
  • Texturing assets using either Substance Painter, MARI or Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Substance Painter
  • Knowledge of Substance Designer

Bonus Points:
  • Strong time management skills
  • A team player and great collaborator
  • Creative problem solving

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs along the way. 
The studio is going through an exciting period of growth and we are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.
We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated by change. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives. 

What we’ve got for you (benefits):

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though they have to be remote for the foreseeable!
  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" and talks programme!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.