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Zoic Studios U.S. VFX Asset Artist (Houdini) in Culver City, California

About Us

Zoic Studios is a creative collective focused on the intersection of storytelling, strategy, technology, and design.

Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our founding principles. “Visual Evolution” is our mission. Through the evolution of story, art, and technology our aim is to broaden the audience for the moving image.

We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Summary of Position

We are currently looking for freelance Model/Texture artist for various upcoming projects with knowledge creating digital assets in Houdini.

Modeling & Texturing artists will collaborate with other departments within the studio to create and complete assets as assigned. We are looking for hard-surface, organic and environment artists.

Modeling and/or Texturing artists work under the supervision of the CG Lead, CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor.


  • Create digital assets that meet all production requirements

  • Clean up / re-top models as needed

  • Ability to work self-directed and also follow specific direction when given

  • Work closely with other departments to ensure assets created work through the pipeline

  • Implement best practices and anticipate potential problems

  • Pro-active team member who demonstrates a strong sense of creativity and respect for aesthetics

  • Knowing and following all pipeline and studio policies and procedures


  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a VFX, live action studio

  • Reel or portfolio demonstrating work

  • Fluent in Houdini

  • Proficient in Maya/Vray

  • Working knowledge of Substance Painter

  • Experience in Photoshop, MARI

  • Strong communicator that requires minimal guidance in the execution of VFX tasks.

  • Strong attention to detail and follow through.

  • Experience working within film and television a must

Additional information

  • Please use the cover letter section to describe your experience and applicable skills

  • Zoic is a remote work first company. Studio based in Los Angeles

  • Candidates able to work Pacific Standard Time preferred

  • Zoic does not cover relocation costs

  • Zoic Studios USA participates in the eVerify program

  • This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned

  • Due to the volume of applications we receive across our different openings we regret that only those selected to interview will be contacted

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