3D Artist - Modeling/Texturing

Santa Monica, CA | Freelance | Job ID #57169 |
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Our client, a social media content company, is on the hunt for a 3D Artist to join their team.

You will work on the Content team and be responsible for:

  • Utilize your 3D modeling and texturing expertise to help our team create new Bitmoji assets and experiences that make millions of people happy around the world.
  • Create high and low polygon models of 3D characters, clothes, accessories, and props set to specific technical and aesthetic guidelines
  • Project basis is creating PBR maps for multiple 3D assets (clothing, hair, props, accessories, etc.) and verifying within the real-time viewer.
  • Ensure a high level of fidelity in terms of modeling, texturing quality and optimization
  • Work closely with designers, character riggers, and animators while showing a general understanding of each department
  • Collaborate with prototypers and engineers to create and develop new products to bring to market
  • Problem solve any technical limitations and issues using creative and resource-efficient solutions
  • Share your knowledge and experience with the team and be part of driving a positive work environment


  • 2 years of experience working with tools such as Zbrush, Maya, Photoshop, and Substance Painter or other projection-based texturing software (PBR workflow) with expertise in modeling and texturing.
  • 2 or more years practical understanding of topology in using edge loops for deformation
  • Demonstrated expertise in modeling and texturing in the games industry (real-time) via a 3D art portfolio
  • Ability to work cross-functionally by communicating effectively with production, other departments and teams across the company
  • Strong communication skills and preference for working within a collaborative team environment
  • Be solutions-focused, and able to help identify and problem solve gaps in a production workflow
  • Able to work autonomously and complete tasks within tight production schedules
  • Highly self-motivated, look for positive outcomes, be well organized and driven
  • Experience with realtime engines Unreal 4 and/or Unity
  • Understanding scripting languages such as Javascript and Python

​​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.
  • The client 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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