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3D Design Lead

We’re searching for someone to lead a team working on both real-time interactive 3D applications as well as pre-rendered 3D graphics projects. Strong creative concepting skills and an understanding of form, shape, and structure are required, as is a firm grasp of asset optimization and problem-solving for a variety of platforms. Production experience in Blender and/or C4D is preferred, but we’re open to other creative software as well.

We’re looking for an experienced 3D Design Lead to help shape the 3D discipline at Paradowski, bridging the design, motion and technical art worlds. It’s no easy task but we think you’re up for the challenge.

Responsibilities

Partner with creative teams to develop novel concepts

Encourage experimentation among team members

Lead a team creating compelling 3D assets and animations from concepting and storyboarding to asset production and deployment for real-time software and pre-rendered motion graphics

Effective, proactive communication between creative, motion, emerging technology and account service teams

Mentoring junior artists, animators and development teams on 3D asset production, implementation and best practices

Where applicable, solving technical problems and optimizing content for memory and performance while maintaining standards for visual fidelity and user experience

Maintaining a smooth, shared pipeline for creating/modifying 2D and 3D assets for animations

Ad hoc generalist 3D asset production including modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, scene design and asset sourcing

Regular learning and knowledge sharing of new techniques and approaches

Qualifications

5+ years of experience or relevant 3D work history

Strong knowledge and understanding of 3D software, tools and platforms. Knowledge of Blender, Unity and/or WebGL preferred

An ability to communicate and collaborate across teams in a fast-paced agency environment

Strong eye for design and ability to make ideas a reality

Flexibility to create assets within a range of artistic styles at various levels of detail

Strong and detail-oriented organizational and communication skills

Preferred Knowledge

Agency experience

Working with particle systems

Model rigging and character animation

Experience with both low and high detail/poly modeling

Experience with model optimization, UV mapping, and texturing

Experience gathering/organizing reference materials

Experience creating models with photogrammetry

Experience with game design UX/UI best practices

Strong understanding of lighting and lightmapping/texture baking

Experience in procedural animation or data visualization

Familiarity with asset production for VR/AR

Understanding of WebGL and/or gltf pipelines

A familiarity with producing assets for Unity

How to apply

If you want to become our new 3D Design Lead, here are a few simple steps you should take:

1. Do your homework. Look at our website. It outlines our philosophy, clients, work, etc.

2. Give us your resumé, website, glamour shot, or whatever your version of self-promotion looks like. Send it to jobs@paradowski.com with the header “3D Design Lead”. Show us the work you love.

About Us

Paradowski is a full-service creative agency based in St. Louis, Missouri. If you dropped by the agency right now, you’d find roughly 90 writers, designers, strategists, producers and developers working on all kinds of amazing stuff. We build brands, campaigns and digital experiences for some of the largest companies on the planet, as well as some of the smallest, not-for-profit organizations. Basically, we do work we believe in for clients we believe in. In 2015 we were named the Fastest Growing Company in St. Louis. Check out the rest of our website to learn more about our culture, philosophy, clients and work.