Digital Artist, 3D Modeling

Sunnyvale, CA
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Sara Truesdale

Job Description:


In this temporary assignment with Aquent's client, you will work as part of a 3D asset creation team to create production ready, highly accurate, dense hard surface models that will be used for ideation and visualization purposes (both still and animation).

In your day-to-day you will work with the 3D modeling lead assisting in tasks that help make best in class 3D models.


Key Qualifications

• 5+ years of experience in a 3D computer graphics production environment with specific focus on hard-surface modeling (not organic modeling focused)

• Expert at creating highly-detailed, fully-textured polygonal models in Maya

• In-depth experience with creation of 2D textures, UV unwrapping, and development of highly-detailed material

• Highly proficient in Photoshop and general 3D Visualization

• Excellent communication skills when working with other 3D artists and team leads on a coherent visual style

• Outstanding attention to detail and a passion for quality and artistic excellence

• Highly organized, self-motivated and able to adapt and a fast paced environment



• As a 3D modeler, you will be an integral part of a team of 3D/CG artists working on a variety of product visualization across various media channels

• You need exceptional technical abilities to troubleshoot advanced 3D modeling issues, create highly accurate models, and have a deep understanding of UV unwrapping and material development

• In addition to these technical abilities, you must be deadline-driven and possess excellent problem solving, organization, and interpersonal skills

• You should also be a proactive and independent artist, able to adapt to ever changing situations with creativity and innovation and work in ambiguity while still delivering results on time



• Experience with lighting, rigging, or animation is a plus

• Experience building tools and plugins with Python and C+ is a plus

• Z-Brush, Mari, Mudbox, Substance Designer/Painter experience a plus

• Model optimization for real-time assets is a plus



BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

5+ years of experience in a 3D computer graphics production environment

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

Here are some more things you can expect:

  • Wi-fi equipped shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Onsite cafeteria

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)