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Product Rendering Artist

Speck is looking for an excellent CG Artist with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience to create and manage the production of modeling, lighting, shading, color correcting, and compositing for a wide array of projects. Still images make up bulk of work, but if you have animation experience that’s a plus.

You would be given CAD files and work in Maya to render out of Vray. You would then be required to composite and color correct your renderings in Nuke or Photoshop to deliver high-quality images ready for packaging and web.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a strong portfolio. Candidates without a portfolio will not be considered. This is a full-time position at our San Mateo headquarters.

This position would be essential in taking our product imagery and marketing assets to the highest level. It’s viewed as a very important and respected career at Speck.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality artwork in a fast-paced and fluid high-volume production environment. 
  • Retouch Rendering, pixel perfect for Print, Packaging, Video, and eCommerce
  • Owning the creation of high quality product images for print and digital use.
  • Maintaining a very organized and consistent workflow process. Creating efficiencies when possible.
  • Maintaining a very organized library of assets that meet the criteria of all our retail channels.
  • Execute color, texture, and lighting direction from Creative Director and “Color, Material, and Finishes” team.
  • Working with product marketing and product development teams to prioritize and execute responsibilities efficiently.  
  • Partner with our “Color, Material, and Finishes” team for final review.    
  • Output must meet highest quality standards. Retouching in Nuke or Photoshop may be necessary. Depends on output from 3D program.
  • Creative assets would be needed for marketing art for eCommerce, digital ads, printed materials, look-books, in-store posters for retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.
  • Lots of opportunity to make a huge impact!

Desired Skills and Expertise:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in 3D Art desired, may consider highly talented candidates with less experience with a solid portfolio.
  • Bachelor Degree in Arts, Design, or related field preferred.
  • Must be an expert in Autodesk Maya.
  • Must be an expert in rendering out of Vray or similar rendering packages.
  • Must be an expert in retouching in Nuke or Photoshop.
  • Must be able to prepare Creo or Solidworks CAD files for exportation to 3D Modelling program.
  • Advanced texturing and lighting expertise (product lighting experience preferred).
  • A great eye for detail and the ability to make photorealistic models
  • Keyshot experience a plus.

Non-Technical Skills:

  • Must have ability to work under tight, but reasonable, deadlines.
  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects/tasks
  • Organizational skills are necessary. Lots of products to manage and different requirements for different channels. Lots of consistent product angles and lighting are necessary. We’ll work together to build a set of standardized scenes and lighting environments.
  • Able to work independently, take direction, do your best and follow through to meet expectations and deadlines.
  • Must have a good attitude (sense of humor a plus) and willingness to receive feedback. We are all on the same team, aspiring to make things look as good as possible.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should be prepared to complete a series of test files designed to evaluate software skills/knowledge, eye for detail, and overall aptitude for this type of work.

Candidates are required to include a website, portfolio, or demo reel showcasing their past work.

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