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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com with the header “3D Design Lead”. Show us the work you love.
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.