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Brazen Animation

Richardson, Texas - United States
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Lead Modeler


Brazen Animation is seeking a Lead Modeler with strong technical ability of all levels in-house for various upcoming projects. FOr the right candidate, we will consider full time REMOTE!

We are looking for someone with great communication skills and a passion for creating beautiful assets! An artist who is an enthusiastic collaborator willing to work closely with peers on a daily basis to create all types of assets and environments. Able to texture in both stylized and realistic scenarios a plus. 


  • Model/sculpt assets as needed when not leading other modelers.

  • Stay proactive to the modeling needs of the other departments, both technicals and aesthetics. 

  • Review all the model and environment designs with the Director and Art Director for functionality and feasibility and give critiques to artist with constructive feedback

  • Estimate/bid the modeling time required for each asset keeping in mind time and budget constraints

  • Work with the Director & the Producer to meet the needs of the Director/Clients.

  • Actively maintain communication with other departments.

  • Perform final checks of completed models and environments.

  • Supervise the sculpting of digital maquettes, meshes and troubleshoot/repair existing models

  • Assign work to Modelers according to their skill level, preference and production priority with a learning opportunity in mind.

  • Consistently track progress, identify any issues/problems, and take corrective action with team members.


  • Have an excellent modeling portfolio and/or demo reel

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Feature Film, Commercial and/or Video Game production

  • Knowledge of current industry production processes.

  • Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts/idea and give/receive feedback

  • Ability to make creative/artistic/aesthetic judgement calls.

  • Prior experience in supervising or training

  • Proficient with Maya and Zbrush and any other preferred modeling packages

  • Understand the needs of rigging and animation in order to create properly deforming meshes

  • Understand the needs of surfacing, including ability to create UV sets

  • Experience or strong interest in any other discipline within the pipeline to easily pivot when needed

  • knowledge of Substance suite, Unreal Engine, marmoset toolbag, marvelous designer or xgen a huge plus

  • Must have solid communication skills and work well within a team

  • Flexible and highly adaptable in a fast-paced, dynamic, high pressure, start-up environment

  • Strong work-ethic with lots of grit

  • Time management skills, ability to receive and execute notes in a timely manner

  • Strong problem solving skills

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Be Brazen!