Posted on July 12, 2022

Flame Artist

Closing: August 26th 2022

Dan Tobin Smith & Optical Arts are London based studios creating beautiful, design lead imagery
across fashion, technology, art and commercials most recently creating work for Guinness, Louis
Vuitton, adidas, Moncler and Dazed.
We are looking for a Flame Artist to lead the creative output of the studio. This could either be a junior
artist with aspirations to take on more responsibility and develop into an integral part of the company
or someone with more experience looking for a change in creative output, culture and authorship.
The successful candidate should be happy to take on ownership of the 2D side of projects and excited
to work on everything from still life, beauty work, and in-camera SFX effects to CG and more, alongside a
dedicated team working for interesting clients and on creative/editorial projects.
You should have a positive, can-do attitude and be comfortable working in a small, creative studio.
● Working in our suite, primarily out of our studio in London N1, you will lead the 2D side of all
moving image projects.
● You will be comfortable compositing for both live action and 3D as well as cleaning up beauty
shots for luxury brands; working on comp for CG projects as well as in-camera SFX shots
● You will be comfortable leading projects, managing the conform and bringing in the work of
other 2D artists when required
● Versioning/titling/finishing all projects
● You will troubleshoot technical issues when required, communicating problems to our
technical support team (provided by Time Based Arts)
● Assisting the EP / Producers on quoting all 2D work, defining the best approach and
evaluating feasibility and helping devise the post-production schedule as required.
● Evaluating software requirements and hardware needed for the project.
● Working with the team to devise and implement the best workflow for VFX and Colour for
each project.
● Attending shoots in a VFX Supervisor role if required.
● Reviewing work, troubleshooting and providing feedback to the team through all stages of
● Anticipating problems that may impede a project from completing on time and implementing
● Working proactively with the team and producer to ensure deadlines are met.
● Managing/collaborating with freelance team members e.g editors, freelance artists, sound
designers etc
● Preparing and delivering files for freelance artists; communicating and managing their tasks.
● Conforming, compositing, clean-up, QC, version and master all work.
● Research & development across 2D discipline, equipment capabilities and innovative
Candidate requirements:
● Creative, calm, organised, with an exceptional attention to detail and great problem solving
● A love and understanding of the work produced by Dan Tobin Smith and Optical Arts
● A willingness to be part of the creative process and deliver work to the highest standard.
● Ambitious and excited to take control of the 2D output of the studio; someone who would like
creative input into projects and wants to help deliver some beautiful work.
● A great collaborative attitude and a proactive and helpful approach to work.
● Excellent communication skills within the team and with clients where necessary.
● Wide skill set across all areas of Flame. Must have strong compositing skills as well as project
management, finishing and mastering.
● Highly organised and the ability to calmly handle and prioritise several projects at once.
● An interest in art, architecture and design would be helpful
● Paid overtime
● 28 days holiday
● Subsidised gym membership
● Lovely office and photographic studio in De Beauvoir town, N1
● Opportunity to grow skillset and CV and be part of a small but dedicated team working on
some beautiful projects.


we ask all applicants to apply to :[email protected]