Senior CGI Artist

DreamView
Contract
Design and Multimedia
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

A leader in digital content production, seeks a talented Senior CGI Artist to work on eCommerce content.


The Senior CGI Artist is a master in high-volume and high-quality digital artwork generation, using Maya/Max, Vray/Octane/Arnold/RedShift.


Candidates must have the ability to successfully manage and produce multiple deadline-driven projects with high image volume while maintaining the utmost in accuracy and the highest visual quality.


This is a remote/telecommute position. The studio is 100% virtual and allows the applicant to work anywhere in the world!



  • Responsible for creating and leading others to create high quality imagery as defined by the Art Director.

  • Work closely with the producers to evaluate the requirements of a project and estimate effort and schedule.

  • Determine the technical implications of initial scope and any changes.

  • Make high-impact operational recommendations for course of action such as selection of render engine and the selection of specific technical methodologies. 

  • Continually evaluate, assess, and correct trends in the workflow.

  • Identify current technical challenges and forecasts future requirements for critical workflow optimization.

  • Monitor and analyze the technical CG procedures. Propose and implement modifications as needed.

  • Participate in review and approval meetings by clarifying direction and creative goals and ensuring that technical and schedule requirements are met. 

  • Quality assurance of assets going out to other departments or to client.

  • Document workflow procedures.

  • Constantly work on ways to improve the process and the product.


 


Requirements



  • 10+ years proven experience at an animation studio, visual effects or related facility.

  • Degree in visual art, animation or equivalent experience.

  • Comprehensive understanding of current trends and future direction of Film and Video Production and Post Production. 

  • Comprehensive understanding of CG production fundamentals.

  • Excellent Maya skills including a good understanding of modeling, texturing, look development and lighting. Knowledge of animation and effects appreciated.

  • Comprehensive understanding of CG composite techniques.

  • Excellent understanding of photography and film with strong artistic skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, scale, and composition.

  • Excellent artistic skills; proven sense for composition, light, color and strong attention to detail

  • Must be organized and detail oriented when it comes to setting up scenes, cleaning files, and following naming conventions for files and folders.

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to guide, teach, and delegate to junior mid-level artists.

  • Previous experience with team management and task assignment.

  • Provide high-level support and mentoring to team members, offer guidance and training on applications and hardware.

  • Ability to work with Agency directors and take direction well.

  • Ability to translate client and creative direction into technical actionable tasks.

  • Knowledge of time and budgetary constraints and ability to resolve conflicts between time, budget and scope.

  • Able to perform well under potentially stressful situations.


 


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