Freelance 3D Animator @ Brooklyn Art Studio

Leo Villareal Studio is a fine art studio specializing the creation of highly-refined LED and video artwork. We are looking for a freelance 3D animator who can, ideally, step into any phase of a visualization project and efficiently execute good-looking work. We produce visualizations for proposals and in-process LED-based artworks and installations on scales both architectural and domestic scales.

The freelancer will work on-site in Brooklyn, NY with a booking of at least a few weeks, possibly extending to months.

Solid work experience or demonstrable proficiency in architectural visualization, using:

Unreal Engine 4:
Level layout and construction
PBR shading and texturing
Realistic lighting
Camera composition and animation
Movie sequence export
Facility with basic Blueprint visual scripting
Familiarity with room-scale VR (Vive)
Softimage, 3DS Max, Maya, Houdini, or Modo, for:
Asset creation and preparation:
Hard-surface environmental polygon mesh modeling
Some procedural and/or parametric design and modeling
Texturing, UV-mapping and editing

General 3D:
Scene Assembly

Photoshop or equivalent, for:
Image editing & retouching
Basic texture creation and editing

After Effects or equivalent, for:
Basic compositing
Basic video editing

Good design sensibility, reflected in examples of past work, with specific description of contributions.
Proven ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member:
Accurately follows specific direction
Is creatively and intellectually engaged
Shows initiative and imagination
Solves problems
Asks questions

Highly Desirable but not required:
Photography and/or cinematography skills and experience
Texture generation or painting experience (for example, using Substance Designer)
Experience with Redshift GPU rendering
Experience with accurate visualization of artificial lighting
Experience with LED lighting technology
Fine arts or installation/performing arts production/design/fabrication experience
Scripting or Coding skills
Touchdesigner or Processing experience

Application Instructions:

Please send us your resume and examples of past work with specific description of contributions. Email applications to: