Our client, a leader in digital content production, seeks a talented Lead CGI Artist to work on eCommerce content.

The Lead 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.

  • 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.