Lead 3D Artist – Vitamin Pictures
Lead 3D Artist
Vitamin Pictures – Chicago, IL
Vitamin Pictures is a hybrid creative studio specializing in design-driven production. We’re directors, designers, florists, photographers, producers, animators, impersonators, illustrators, and visual effects artists…. all with a love for storytelling. We create work that ranges from music videos and film content to advertising design. We’re never complacent, and we like to think that we are a lot of fun, too.
We are looking for looking for a full time, experienced 3d artist to join our team and work with our Creative Director and Technical Director to help develop and manage our 3D department, with a strong focus on developing talent, organizational structure, and pipeline. The 3D lead must be able to take and implement feedback across their department. Experience meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment and great communication skills are a must.
Assist in recruiting full-time and freelance 3D specialists as needs arise
Work with Creative Director and Technical Director to achieve creative vision of projects based on awarded creative direction
Project Leadership, including management and creative supervision of 3D team, working on the box as artist when necessary, while simultaneously managing other artists. Ability to give technical and creative feedback to 3D team members, including project status and difficulties with the team
Provide timely feedback to team members on deliverables
Work with technical director to establish 3D pipeline and workflow. Ensure that this workflow is being adhered to on a per-project basis
Manage all full-time and freelance 3D artists
Work with the technical teams to continue to develop the internal 3d pipeline
Production experience using Maya and V-Ray, and working knowledge of Nuke. 3D camera tracking, Houdini and Z-Brush knowledge a plus
Visual and technical understanding of modeling, layout, animation, and lighting / rendering.
5+ years industry experience in the field of 3d graphics (modeling, texturing, animating and rendering assets)
solid technical and conceptual design skills
experience working with specialists in a large studio pipeline
ability work with producer to accurately estimate project milestones, deliverable completion dates, and project staffing needs
Job Type: Full-Time
Will consider paying Relocation fees to Chicago, IL
Required Experience: 5 Years 3D Experience working in studio environment
Please e-mail your application (cover letter, CV, and references) as well as your salary requirements and earliest possible starting date to firstname.lastname@example.org
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