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VFX 3D Artist Role

Farzad Tabatabaieby on Aug 14, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Job Category
3D : Architectural Visualization
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary : $50,000.00 - $65,000.00
Experience Required
2+ Years
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Description
We are looking for a talented and detailed-oriented VFX 3D Artist to join our team in creating creative and quality models and animations that contribute to brand building and marketing. The candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to create, develop and produce all models and renders in a timely fashion. This includes working with our VFX Artist Lead to create videos, images for packaging and brochures, and other necessary renders.

The 3D software package we use at Nanoleaf is Cinema4D. We are aware that the following skills can be deployed with various other software packages, however, our pipeline uses Cinema4D exclusively. That being said, the use of more specific software for modelling, texturing, or lighting such as Brush, substance painter and substance designer are added bonuses.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Working with the VFX Artist Lead to model rooms and create environments for photorealistic animations and images

  • Participating in the creative process to come up with storyboards and creative direction of product videos and images

  • Working with the Graphics Designer to create aesthetically pleasing modern designed environment images for print materials

  • Skill Requirements:
  • Degree or diploma in relevant field

  • 2+ years of professional experience with portfolio samples

  • Modeling Skills:
  • Hard surface modelling / hypernurb modelling.

  • Ability to create 3D models from scratch based on reference photos.

  • Sculpting is not required, but a bonus asset.

  • Texturing Skills:
  • Experience with PBR material shaders or third-party render engines such as Octane, Redshift, Fstorm, Corona, Arnold, Vray or equivalent.

  • Basic understanding of internal Cinema 4D texture system

  • Ability to light a scene using various lighting systems. (HDRs, Softboxes, studio setups etc)

  • Animation Skills:
  • Ability to create engaging animations in Cinema 4D

  • Understanding of F-curves

  • Experience with particle systems or simulation systems is a bonus

  • Compositing Skills:
  • Ability to use Adobe after effects or Nuke as a compositing software.

  • Other Skills:
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, etc.)

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Enthusiastic with the ability to work as part of a team and/or independently

  • Perks:
  • Experience first hand what it’s like to be in a growing start-up

  • Feel the impact you make with every design, and see your artwork on store shelves & the news!

  • Enjoy the freedom to express your creativity

  • Salary:
  • Dependent on Experience

  • If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send portfolio samples, 1 professional reference that is not a friend or family member (teachers, employers, etc), and tell us about your relevant work experience.

    Be sure to enter into the email subject line: VFX Artist

    About Nanoleaf

    Nanoleaf is ushering in a new era of lighting that centers around complete personalization, a world beyond light bulbs and restrictions around how we illuminate our living spaces. Founded in 2012 by three engineers on a journey to make green technology desirable, the company now has offices in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Toronto. Made up of a diverse team of passionate out-of-the-box thinking problem-solvers, Nanoleaf strives to transform illumination and revolutionize the way we light up the world. We are on a mission to build an amazing brand and team, and make a positive impact on the lives of our customers and employees. If this sounds good to you, apply now!

    Learn more about our company here:
    Twitter @nanoleaf
    Instagram @nanoleaf

    Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


    Modeling: 1 year (Required)
    Texturing: 1 year (Required)
    Compositing: 1 year (Required)
    Adobe Creative Suite: 1 year (Required)
    Professional: 2 years (Required)
    Animation: 1 year (Required)

    Bachelor's Degree (Preferred) Location:

    Toronto, ON (Required)

    English (Required)
    Job is On Location
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