Character Shading Artist

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.

A Character Shading Artist creates high detailed texture maps and materials for the animated film’s characters. You will be involved in many aspects of the look, working in coordination with production designer and Art department to deliver a visually impressive look.


  • Creates textures utilizing photography and pre-existing textures, as well as procedural textures in Substance Designer.
  • Portrays stylized textures from concepts following the look of the film.
  • Precisely and accurately follows reference and direction to create the desired look.
  • Keeps up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company in the development of a stronger creative and technical environment.
  • Possesses deep knowledge making UVs, skinning, rigging, lighting and optimization.


  • 2-4 years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries.
  • Experience with Mari, Maya, Substance Designer, Arnold render.
  • Experience with traditional drawing, and/or painting is a plus, as well as experience working with Houdini.
  • Clear understanding of UVs and texture layout.
  • High English level desirableHigh English level desirable.

Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.


Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.


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