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Department: General
Location: Dearborn , MI

Position Description:Senior Automotive CG Generalist - We are looking for a talented visualization animation artist to create compelling and exciting experiences, animations and imagery within the automotive design process. You have a keen eye for clean and artful design; your superior CG skills allow you to translate high-level requirements into high-fidelity visuals. You like to communicate your creative ideas with technical excellence, individually or as part of a team, and you succeed in producing with quality. You will create world class, innovative animations, renderings and other visualization content in support of automotive vehicle design programs using Maya and related 3D and 2D technologies. You will contribute to high quality deliverables of automotive CG renderings, animations and VR experiences on a variety of studio projects. We recognize the need for creativity and are looking for someone who moves fast and thinks faster. Engage, collaborate, and innovate in an exciting, cross-functional studio, creating visuals that drive innovation

Responsibilities:

•You will be responsible for creative concepting, storyboarding, modeling, animation, lighting, rendering, compositing and editing of 3D rendered elements, live action elements, VFX and sound, from concept to project completion

•Prepare vehicle data for the CG rendering pipeline, interacting with designers worldwide

•Balance work within a fluid creative design environment and with tight timelines & design frameworks. Project ownership and drive for high quality deliverables with timing discipline.

•Collaborate and communicate with other departments to ensure product success

•Interface with cross-functional team during various visualization pipeline phases and excitement. Base position available in Dearborn, MI studio

Skills Required:

• Creative concepting, storyboarding, modeling, animation, lighting, rendering, compositing and editing of 3D rendered elements, live action elements, VFX, sound, etc. to project completion

• Project ownership and drive for high quality deliverables with timing discipline.

• Collaborate and communicate with other departments to ensure product success

• Interface with cross-functional team during various visualization pipeline phases

• Advanced Maya/V-Ray users only

• Online portfolio/link featuring animations (automotive content featured)

Skills Preferred:

Strong Autodesk Maya, 3DSMax, Vray, Nuke and After Effects software experience

•Exceptional visual design skills with sensitivity to narrative-based storytelling

•Strong 3D modeling abilities, including environment creation

•Experience with game engines, including Unreal and Unity

•Experience with game design/development practices, for simulation, visualization and experimentation

•Ability to travel to support Design initiatives (15%)

•Data translation from Alias/VRED or similar formats to polygon data formats, including tessellation

•Zbrush, Houdini, Craft Animation, Adobe Premiere (modeling, simulation, VFX, advanced editing & music integration) software experience preferred

•Video editing (video & audio) and nuanced motion/animation skills (typography, motion graphics creation and integration)

•Demonstrated understanding & knowledge in automobile design (interior & exterior) and the design process •Autodesk VRED, render farm & CG pipeline experience recommended

•Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills, professional work ethic

•Exhibit passion for emerging technologies, visual storytelling, advertising, and excellence in all aspects of automotive visualization

•Must possess excellent work ethic, professionalism and personal drive for achieving high quality results

• Must possess excellent work ethic, professionalism and personal drive for achieving high quality results

• Self-driven on project developments.

Experience Required:6+ years experience in the automotive CG industry

Experience Preferred:**A portfolio is required. Portfolio submission must include explanations of candidate's contribution if include project work and must include examples of individual work. Please include a link to your portfolio in your resume**

Education Required:Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts: Animation / Digital Media or similar design degree, or High School Diploma and 10+ years in the automotive CG industry

Education Preferred:Bachelor or Associate Degree

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