Lead Asset Artist

  • Full-time
  • Department: VFX

Company Description

FOLKS, as a VFX studio, is in a category of its own.  

It’s in the name, our FOLKS are our strength. 

As a team, we are proving to our clients that high-end digital art can be created and delivered while respecting a work life balance. 

To ensure that creating magic on screen remains a great professional motivation as well as a personal challenge, our managers offer guidance and support to the entire team valuing collaborative relationships. 

Job Description

As the Lead Asset Artist, you will be responsible for leading a team of talented asset artists to produce high-quality 3D models, textures and lookDev for our visual effects projects. You will work closely with our VFX Supervisors and Art department to ensure that our assets meet the creative vision and technical requirements of each project. Additionally, you will be responsible for mentoring and developing the skills of the asset art team members, providing guidance and feedback to help them grow in their roles. 

  • Immediate Supervisor: Asset Supervisor  

  • Works closely with: assets artists, environment artists and supervisor 


As a FOLKS artist 

  • Pursues the highest quality and pushes to create the most engaging images 
  • Works successfully as part of a team, seeks collaboration opportunities 
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and communicates to meet production needs 
  • Takes part in creative discussions and actively participates in dailies 
  • Addresses notes and keeps the end goal in mind while iterating on the work 
  • Stays flexible and adaptable with the ability to work within a set workflow as well as having the creativity and problem-solving skills to work around issues 

As a Lead Asset Artist 

  • Lead a team of asset artists in the creation of high-quality 3D models and textures for visual effects projects 
  • Collaborate with VFX Supervisors and Art Directors to ensure that asset designs meet the creative vision and technical requirements of each project 
  • Provide clear direction and feedback to team members, ensuring that they understand the goals and objectives of each project 
  • Mentor and develop the skills of team members, providing guidance and feedback to help them grow in their roles 
  • Work with the production team to ensure that all asset art tasks are completed on time and to the highest standard 
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and techniques, and share this knowledge with the team to ensure that our work is always at the forefront of the industry 


  • At least 5 years of experience in asset art for film, television, or video games 
  • Strong artistic skills, with a portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in 3D modeling and texturing/lookdev 
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to provide clear direction and feedback to team members 
  • Experience with industry-standard software such as Maya, ZBrush, and Photoshop 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 


Additional Information

This is a full-time position. Immediate start. Hybrid work environment, face-to-face and working from home. We offer a salary that matches your skills and a complete benefits package. 

If you think you have what it takes to join Folks, please fill out the form below to arrange an interview. 

Nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The Company prohibits discrimination in employment against otherwise qualified applicants because of a physical or mental disability and will make reasonable accommodations to enable qualified persons with known disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job consistent with applicable law. The Company will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

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