Sr Compositor Artist

Sunnyvale, California | Freelance | Job ID #67592 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a global creative content production company, is seeking a Sr Compositor Artist to join the team.


  • Work with global marketing implementation agency that produces, creates and adapts advertising for brands across all media (video, print and digital), delivering multi-level national and international campaigns, focused on look development of product beauty imagery
  • Be part of a team of CG Lighters and finishing retouchers producing some of the highest quality product images (often 16k resolution) in the market
  • Supporting the Compositing Supervisor by working closely with lead artists and lighting/comp artists on implementing the expected and desired looks
  • Taking outputs from the lighting team and furthering the look development with direction from Lead Artist and Art Directors, then iterating with non-destructive process that produce the final image
  • Compositing product beauty imagery from multiple 3D renders
  • Organize and optimize file layouts, template files and outputs for archiving and department handoffs
  • Deconstruction of AOV lighting contributions and Build back to beauty compositing
  • Iterative, non-destructive file revisions based on Lead and Art Director notes
  • Supporting the Compositing Supervisor with occasional reviewing of work of artists and approving product for submission to the Art Directors
  • Take ownership of file operations, both creatively and technically to maintain seamless production cycles
  • Mentoring individual artists technically as well as aesthetically. Helping new hires to get up to speed, in collaboration with Senior artists.
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and manage time well
  • Ability to work closely with Art Direction
  • Proven ability to work closely in a small team with tight schedules


  • 6+ years of experience in the high-end feature film visual effects or high-end product visualization
  • Must have experience with Photoshop or Nuke in a production environment. Most importantly, you must have a good artistic eye for product beauty lighting, textural detail across many different materials, and color precision. Should be a self-motivated to work independently and meet scheduled hall marks and deadlines
  • Extensive production experience with modular or non destructive compositing techniques
  • Demo reel required demonstrating strong artistic skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, scale, and composition
  • Expert knowledge of Nuke, Photoshop, or equivalent is required
  • Completed of a formal education course in the Arts or Sciences
  • Strong ability to multi-task, organize, and problem-solve while keeping a calm demeanor under tight deadlines
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a team
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented and focused on continual process improvement; must have a strong desire to learn from other members of the team, and to share knowledge and discoveries
  • Must be very organized with good annotative skills, highly attentive to detail, and sensitive to the whole production cycle


  • Experience with 3D DCC
  • Scripting or programming experience (python)
  • Knowledge of UNIX and shell scripts

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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