3D Artist

Glendale, California (US)
Based on experience* Full-time with benefits
Jun 16, 2017
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Full Time

Age of Learning is looking for a talented and experienced 3D Generalist. The 3D Generalist will be a key member of the ABCm Core Design Team and will work closely with technical artists and programmers to define and refine the production pipeline. In addition to creating assets, this role will evaluate creative and technical challenges and help find solutions to ensure a top-quality product.  

Role Overview:

The 3D Generalist will work closely with team leads to craft assets that match existing art styles and be able to create new assets through to final. They will be expected to follow existing guidelines as well as suggest new solutions to continually advance our process.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create assets for mobile that meet standards for design quality and performance; modeling, texturing, animation, lighting etc.
  • Deliver optimized artwork that is ready for Unity integration.
  • Problem solve (alone and as part of a team), evaluate creative and technical challenges and identify new techniques, workflows, and tools to drive quality and improve our product.
  • Manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines and expectations.
  • Coordinate and collaborate directly with other teams and internal production partners to establish and drive progress.
  • Partner with the Design Director to ensure product vision and quality benchmarks are being met.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A strong reel showcasing innovative web/mobile assets and animation for products, games and brands.
  • 5-7+ years of experience as a 3D Generalist with a thorough understanding of animation fundamentals and creative/technical solutions.
  • Bachelor's degree in 3D Animation, related degree, or relevant real-world experience.
  • Exceptional understanding of 3D (modeling, uv mapping, texturing, rendering, rigging, animation, lighting, and shaders) with the ability to create high quality assets and set a high bar
  • Expert-level knowledge of Maya, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Illustrator and all related business and design tools.
  • Deep understanding of artwork optimization, Unity integration including technology advancement, trade-offs, and the challenges associated with this.
  • Eye for detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to provide clear and concise information, and present ideas with clarity and conviction.
  • Self-motivated, highly responsive and flexible.
  • Team player. Positive, enthusiastic attitude.

Adobe Animate/Flash CC and After Effects knowledge a plus