Sr. Designer, Agile Visualization

Position Summary:

Purpose is to create world-class visualizations of products for market-ready imagery, animation or video. Responsible for applying expert knowledge in 3D CGI Visualization to lead projects internally and support presentations to clients externally.  The role will report to the Studio Manager and take creative direction from the Producer and/or Director of engagements.  The position is based in Chicago, IL.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Expert knowledge in 3D CGI Visualization (what your craft is)
-        Materials:  Build and apply physically-accurate colors, materials and finishes
-        Lighting:  Apply advanced lighting techniques
-        Composition:  Create scenes and define camera settings

Lead projects (how you apply your craft internally)
-        Creative:  Act as the lead visual production creative on assigned engagements
-        Rendering:  Technical lead for optimized render processing
-        Workflow:  Suggest process enhancements to improve quality or optimize workflow

Support presentations (how you apply your craft externally)
-        Strategy:  Define creative strategy with Director and/or Producer
-        Co-present:  Present visualization portion of presentations to clients when appropriate
-        Service:  Support Producer in building client relationship

Software Experience:

-        Corona / V-Ray / Keyshot experience ideal (other rendering or game engine software a plus)
-        Max / Maya / Blender experience ideal (other modeling or game engine software a plus)
-        Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects) experience ideal
-        Physical-based material design a plus

Supplementary Information:

This description is based upon management’s assessment of the requirements and functions of the job as of the date this description was prepared or revised.  It is a general guideline for managers and colleagues.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Management reserves the right on a temporary or indefinite basis to modify as necessary to meet changing business conditions.