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About The Brand

Nickelodeon Animation is proud of our celebrated past, but we're not resting on our Bikini Bottoms. We're always looking to the future, for both creative talent and the dedicated craftspeople that bring groundbreaking new ideas to life. Our content development is creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, and our mentorship of new talent is second to none. But we can't do it alone. That's where you come in: Nick Wants You!

Overview and Responsibilities


  • Texture Painting, Look Development, and Grooming in Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Xgen, and Maya Redshift.

  • Must be capable of creating painterly, stylized, procedural, and photorealistic textures in several specified styles.

  • The ideal candidate must have a critical eye with his or her own work, be able to follow reference material and concept art, be organized, have the ability to problem solve, be resourceful and creative, and work well with a team.


  • Ability to texture in various specified styles depending on CG project.Create Textures for 3D characters, props, and sets within Substance Painter and Substance Designer.

  • Knowledge of Zbrush for use in creation of displacement and normal maps.

  • Build Redshift shaders in Maya.

  • Review UVs when needed.

  • Must be familiar with Grooming. Xgen is preferred.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have a portfolio and preferably online demo reel that demonstrates texture painting, material creation, and grooming skills.

  • Minimum 2 years experience working in CG (games, vfx, animation).

  • In-depth understanding of color theory and application.

  • Understanding of Maya, UV layout principles, and CG Pipeline.

  • The ability to create and use Materials in Substance Designer and Painter.

  • Understanding of Basic Fur and Hair Grooming.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details.

  • Must be flexible enough to deal with changing role requirements and changing technology.

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as be resourceful and self-driven.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

iCIMS ID 2020-14108

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

Job Type Full-Time Staff

Brand Nickelodeon Animation