Careers at Colorbleed

Colorbleed is a creative production agency partnering with clients from all over the world to exceed the industry standards in character- and visual-driven storytelling. We believe that through the power of collaboration we can go beyond expectations. From concept to delivery we strive to produce work that is memorable in both artistic and technical excellence. Are you eager to work with us on our most challenging campaigns to raise the bar together? Join us!

Technical

Senior Pipeline Technical Director

Do you get inspired as a TD to develop technology to help a team of artists to raise the bar? Are you always one step ahead to streamline steps taken on a day to day basis? And when you commit to an unknown problem you just can’t let go until you solve it, then this is your spot!

Responsibilities:

  • Build the future technology to support the studio pipeline;
  • Create tools to complement the artist and the studio pipeline;
  • Provide technical assistance to artists in other departments when required;
  • Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints.

Essentials Skills:

  • Understanding a 3D Computer animation pipeline working in a team;
  • Experience with Python;
  • Creative and visual problem solving skills;
  • Writing clear and concise documented code understandable to others;
  • Team work and communication skills;
  • 1-3 years of pipeline TD work experience.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of production tracking software (e.g. Shotgun or ftrack);
  • Maya C++/Python API;
  • Understanding test-driven development.

Interested?

Drop us an e-mail.
Please also attach your resume (CV) and (links to) your portfolio.

Character/Rigging Technical Director

Are you an experienced character TD who enjoys working in a team on character-driven animated projects. Do you have a passion for rigging and are you a Maya-jedi?

Then we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Prototype, implement and refine character rigs;
  • Solve rigging problems based on artist’s feedback and tweak rig behavior;
  • Create tools to complement the rigs for the animation team;
  • Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints.

Essentials Skills:

  • A passion for designing innovative solutions to acquire excellent character animation;
  • Creative and visual problem solving skills;
  • Team work and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of corrective blendshapes and PSD workflow;
  • 1-3 years of rigging experience working in a team.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with scripted modular rigging;
  • Maya API (C++ or Python);
  • Optimizing rig performance;
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy for characters (bipeds and quadrupeds; skeletons and muscles);
  • Basic knowledge of Fabric Engine.

Interested?

Drop us an e-mail.
Please also attach your resume (CV) and (links to) your portfolio.

Medior FX Technical Director

Are you an experienced FX TD who enjoys working in a team on character-driven animated projects. Do you enjoy breaking stuff, create explosions or do you have a secret desire to flood the world?

Then we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Prototype, implement and refine pyro- and hydrodynamics;
  • Ensure your assets work within the studio pipeline;
  • Provide technical assistance to artists in other departments when required;
  • Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints.

Essentials Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Maya dynamics (nCloth, hair, nParticles, muscle systems, fluids);
  • Basic understanding of physics and creating believable FX;
  • Secondary deformations on animated characters/assets;
  • Team work and communication skills;
  • 1-3 years of experience as an FX Technical Director.

Desirable Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of external simulation tools such as Fabric Engine, Yeti and Houdini;
  • Math background, especially linear algebra and geometry algorithms;
  • Maya API (C++ or Python);
  • Experience with getting simulated assets renderable in Vray.

Interested?

Drop us an e-mail.
Please also attach your resume (CV) and (links to) your portfolio.

Creative

Lead Character Animator

Is it your passion to turn inanimate characters into likeable personalities that audiences come to love? Is leading a pack of untamed animation-wolves something in which you excel? Then you’re the one we’re looking for! Join our team to bring the 3D world to life.

Responsibilities:

  • Bringing story ideas to the next level in animation;
  • Working in a team of animators to teach and learn from each other;
  • Making sure that story and emotions are clear within the sequences of a film;
  • Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints;
  • Distribute animation sequences and provide clear feedback to the animation team;
  • Supervising a team of mixed-experience animators.

Essentials Skills:

  • Body mechanics and character acting;
  • Lip-sync animation;
  • Being able to work in a team and justify the choices you make;
  • Team work and communication skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with animated characters in series, commercials or feature film;
  • 3-5 years of related work experience.

Interested?

Drop us an e-mail.
Please also attach your resume (CV) and (links to) your portfolio.

Lighting/Shading Artist

Not afraid of taking on the challenge to develop a new render-style unlike anything done before? Always wanted to reach both ends of the spectrum from photo-real to cartoony? Light up our team!

Responsibilities:

  • Texturing/shading of characters, props and environments;
  • Lighting/rendering animation scenes;
  • Develop new shading/rendering styles;
  • Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints.

Essentials Skills:

  • Understanding of photo-real and NPR rendering;
  • Knowledge on how to create believable materials, scenes and settings;
  • Optimizing render times;
  • Aesthetics and design;
  • Understanding of color theory and composition;
  • Team work and communication skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • Work experience as lighting/shading artist;
  • Experience with V-ray for Maya;
  • Experience with node-based compositing such as Nuke or Fusion;
  • Experience with render managers like Thinkbox Deadline.

Interested?

Drop us an e-mail.
Please also attach your resume (CV) and (links to) your portfolio.

Production

Creative Producer

Always wanted to be part of a team of artists that’s looking to raise the bar?

Responsibilities:

  • Being much more than just a “spreadsheet and budget”-wizard;
  • Taking responsibilities as the number one go-to contact for clients on a project;
  • Create and maintain schedules with the team;
  • Guiding a team of artists creatively to produce films beyond expectations within budget.

Essentials Skills:

  • Understanding of a 3D Computer animation pipeline working in a team;
  • Translating the needs of our clients into a clear format to the team of artists;
  • 1-3 years of experience working as a (creative) producer within the animation industry;
  • Team work and communication skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of production tracking software (e.g. Shotgun or ftrack);
  • People skills.

Interested?

Drop us an e-mail.
Please also attach your resume (CV) and (links to) your portfolio.

Internships

Internship at Colorbleed

Welcome future interns!

Are you currently in school or a recent graduate looking for an internship then keep on reading!
We’re looking for enthusiastic talent that would like to work in a small team where being a real team member actually means something.

What are we looking for?

  • Some sort of specialism. Are you focused on animation? Or maybe your goal is to get along with technical achievements. Without a clear skillset in mind it will be too hard to position you in the team. So we recommend writing out what your skills are and what you would like to learn and bring along in the theme.
  • Someone that is willing to take responsibility for the tasks that we assign. That way we can actually give you the freedom to use your artistic talent.
  • Passion for 3D animation. In general it’s hard work, so a requirement is that you like doing what needs to be done. We would rather have someone eager to learn and hardworking than someone who knows the business but doesn’t really want to do anything in it.
  • An internship that is longer than 4 months at least.
  • Foreign students are required to search for housing themselves. We will try to help where possible but we do not have a location ready for your stay in the Netherlands.

What can we offer you?

  • Work alongside Colorbleed’s core team of professionals on creative projects;
  • Learn the day-to-day operations of an animation studio by joining the table as we discuss briefings, feedback and company management;
  • The opportunity to learn new skills within your field of interest from industry experts;
  • You’ll be inspired to share your thoughts on how we can improve the projects we’ll be working on;
  • We’ll pour your coffee so you can focus on creating stunning, creative work;
  • A spot in the unofficial Colorbleed foosball tournament!
  • Receive valuable feedback and become shortlisted as one of our top-freelancers after you’ve finished your internship;
  • And on top of all of that we even pay you!What do we need?

If you’re thinking about applying for an internship at Colorbleed make sure you’ve got your portfolio up-to-date and that you have a general idea of what your skills are.
When submitting your work make sure to include the following:

  • Resume;
  • Portfolio;
  • Brief explanation of why you’re choosing for an internship at our studio.

So, have a look at our work to see if you like what we do. If you’re still interested and think you’re up for it then don’t hesitate to send us your internship application.

Looking forward to working with you!

Couldn’t find your expertise?

Even without a relevant open position to you it can be interesting to send us an e-mail with your resume, portfolio and a brief overview of what you could do for us. We might invite you over for a little chat and add you to our list of freelancers (or possibly future hires).