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3D Generalist

VMGROUPE Temporary  New York, New York, United States 28 Mar 2024

Job Description

🌎 Location: In the NYC Office / Remote

⬆ Reporting Into: Account Directors & Chief Creative Officer

💰Compensation: $96,000-$110,000. This is a 1099 Independent Contractor position.

📅 Start Date: ASAP.

 

About VMGROUPE

VMGROUPE is a 360˚ agency unlike any other. We are your group, and an extension to your internal team. Recognized as a strategic thought-leading partner, we specialize in beauty, fashion, jewelry, fragrance, fine food, wine, spirits, and real estate. We create desire, delivering exceptional branding, memorable content, compelling storytelling, high conversion, and transformative growth. Hyper international and headquartered in New York, we lead with diversity, ensuring creativity that resonates globally, and is fresh and on the pulse. We build brands. We build experiences. We build resort villages. We’re juggernauts and polymaths, not bound to a list of predefined capabilities. As our clients claim, there is nothing we do not do. We do it all, beyond well, with the highest level of expertise and attention. We elevate brands and push luxury forward, because we are DOPE AF, and do Dope AF $$$hit. We are ultra-refined, and forever uber young with a GenZ sense of humor.

You are:

A superb 3D Generalist with strong set design, composition, scene creation, lighting, texturing, rendering, and when necessary able to roll up your sleeves and develop strong animations. C4D and Octane is your best friend, but you know how to switch it up and use redshift when applicable. A HUGE bonus if you experiment and love Houdini and X-Particles. You can model objects, however you know you will receive excellent models from 3D modeling experts on your team. You can rig, to ensure fluid and realistic movement with object requiring rigged movements. You work quickly, intelligently, strategically, and have an extremely good eye and extremely great taste.

The Role

Your mission is to elevate all, by developing 3D Scenes that WOW and leave a long-lasting impression. Photo-realism is key for our clients. If a human can’t tell if it’s CGI or IRL, you have done your job well. You will be responsible for comprehending a brief and delivering strong conceptual directions to meet the brief’s goals, with clear strategy and the visual solution to meet the objectives. You will create Key Visuals, Social-First Assets, and Composited Assets where applicable. As a full service agency, you will leverage your CGI skills for brand development, packaging design, content creation for still life, 3D Motion Graphics, Metaverses, websites, social assets, events & experiences, and more.

Key Responsibilities

1) 3D / CGI Art Direct:

a) Spearhead and manage the art direction for both small and large projects, harnessing brand design, art, and digital technology

b) Lead and review the work of other 3D/CGI artists on the team, while mentoring junior CGI Artists.

c) Lead in the creative concepting and execution of strategy-driven and visually-rich solutions.

d) Produce simplified, intelligent, bold, fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas into compelling print materials and digital experiences for sophisticated audiences

e) Oversee the presentation of final concepts, and obtain approvals for deliverables

f) Present concepts on calls with verve and up-beat energy.

 

2) Strategic Lead:

a) Participate and be a thought-leading contributor in brainstorming sessions with creative team, maintaining strategic thinking to develop innovative and actionable initiatives in a fiscally responsible manner

 

3) 3D Art Department Management:

a) Supervise a cross-functional team of Jr. CGI artists

b) Prioritize work and resources across engagements, based on short- and long-term needs, and develop schedules by collaborating with all CGI artists, and production artists

c) Review and approve 3D art developed by the CGI team, ensuring that deliverables address marketing goals and challenges effectively.

 

4) Sales & Growth:

a) Assist with Visuals & Presentation Approach of CGI Pitch Presentations

i) Proper review of all materials and deadlines

ii) Establishing the design system for pitch deliverables.

iii) Appointing right creatives to support and enhance your vision.

iv) Develop strategy

v) Create pitch presentation

vi) Present pitch

vii) Deliver pitch presentation

b) Assist with production and coordination of IRL shoots that will be combined with CGI

c) Have weekly meetings with the Agency Executives to align on all projects + Future pitches.

 

Practical stuff we anticipate you having

  • Eight(8) years of relevant experience, with Five(5) or more years as an Art Director in an agency or leading/high-profile brand.
  • Experience in creating marketing/advertising campaigns with CGI
  • Proven ability to develop successful concepts
  • Proficiency in leading a team of diverse, talented creatives
  • Strong creative vision, with an eye on business objectives

· Expert knowledge of Cinema 4D, X-Particles, Houdini, Adobe Creative Suite, tec.

· Expert knowledge of AI resources, tools, trends to optimize and advance creative development

· Expert knowledge of Gsuite, and Microsoft Office, keynotes

· Expert knowledge of the full services provided at the agency

· Expert knowledge of asset management tools and project management tools, Dropbox, Monday.com, and #slack.

What we’re looking for from the heart

  • Self-starter persona
  • Problem solver
  • Hyper proactive
  • Team-player mentality
  • Passion, enthusiasm, energy, humor, and the ability to convey this through communication and presentation skills.
  • Intellectually curious; you want to understand everything about our clients’ business.
  • Intrinsically-motivated – you want to win because that’s how you are built.
  • A history of thriving in fast-paced, results-oriented positions that directly contributed to client happiness.
  • Previous exposure to collaborating with diverse teams is a plus

Key Things to Know

  • This is a full-time Independent Contractor Position.

· Onboarding takes 30 days. You are expected to show promise and your difference by month 2.

Benefits

Generous work life balance with 22 days PTO, 11 National Holiday closures,

🌴 Unlimited vacation days

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