2D/3D Artist

Venice, California | Freelance | Job ID #63760 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a creative tech agency, is seeking a 2D/3D Artist to join the team. We're looking for candidates with the following skill set and experience to fill the role. 

You will report to the Creative Director and be responsible to:

  • Create original quality 2D and 3D designs and animations, models and textures for a variety of real-time experiences.
  • Working with a team of designers, artists and engineers to help bring creative visions to life.
  • From rapid prototyping and grey boxing to translating conceptual images into real environments and props, the job will require a varied approach that will change as projects evolve.
  • Modify external high poly assets to allow them to be suitable for use in real-time rendering.
  • Work with fellow artists, developers, designers, creatives and producers to estimate, plan and execute internal and external projects.
  • Provide artistic and technical feedback on delivered art before it enters the project.
  • Point out where knowledge of specific tools and workflows can improve efficiency and fidelity.
  • Assist in bringing assets into Unity scenes and organizing them in a consistent manner.
  • Jump into creation programs when needed to create content.
  • Patiently mentor artists and designers with information on best practices and top tricks of the trade.


  • 3-5 years experience in production environments.
  • Expert level proficiency with Maya and/or 3Ds max and After Effects.
  • Excellent cross-disciplinary communication skills.
  • Expert level proficiency and understanding of modeling and texturing.
  • Knowledge of art optimizations needed at all stages of production.
  • Understanding of what is required for getting the best visual fidelity on performance challenged platforms such as Mobile and AR/VR.
  • Ability to integrate into existing workflows while providing important feedback on how and where processes can be improved and optimized.
  • Ability to lead, mentor and provide active feedback to internal artists along and with contractors and external client-side teams.
  • Basic understanding and experience using Source control (such as Git).


  • Experience other related art tools such as ZBrush, Substance Designer, 3D Coat, Mudbox, Maya, Blender, etc.
  • Ability to work with shader code.
  • Ability to work in Engine- Unity or Unreal
  • Understanding of particle system creation.
  • Understanding of real-time rendering systems.
  • Knowledge of visual tool based material creation (Unreal material editor, Unity shader graph etc.)

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.