Opportunity Knocks

VFX Art Director


Published on 2021-04-30

Folks has built a solid reputation in the industry as an artist-driven boutique studio. We value detail-oriented design through teamwork and creativity. We are known for great storytelling through high-end visual effects.


We are currently seeking for a talented and experienced VFX Art Director to work at our Montreal studios. This is a full-time position available immediately. We offer a great work environment, salaries to match your skills and a comprehensive benefits package.


The Job:

  • Work with the producer and core creative team to define the vision of the production.
  • Partner with lead artists to develop the artistic tone.
  • Create the visual style guide (put together mood boards, references, and descriptions).
  • Coordinate and oversee the art team throughout production.
  • Find balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints.
  • Provide leadership and constructive feedback to achieve quality.
  • Collaborate with members of interdependent teams in all stages of the production.
  • Creates high-end concept art that creatively and technically inform VFX execution
  • Creates key art imagery that establishes or conveys a visual direction
  • Collaborates with show teams to help define effective solutions to key creative challenges


The ideal candidate should have:

  • Leadership experience in the VFX industry (or other relevant experience)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a concept artist or other closely related experience inside the creative digital industry (games, film, VFX etc.)
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, communication, interpersonal, presentation, and mentorship skills
  • Ability to accept feedback and adapt to it
  • Diverse portfolio showcasing your range of skills
  • Knowledge of traditional art techniques including drawing, painting, proportion, anatomy, composition, and perspective
  • Exceptional Photoshop skills (required)
  • Working knowledge of 3D software for quick modeling for concept (suggested)
  • Experience in story-boarding is a plus
  • Z-brush sculpting experience
  • Experience in Motion Graphic Design is a plus
  • Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; strong problem solving skills.


If you think you’ve got what it takes to join Folks, please fill out the form below to set-up an interview.

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