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3D Product Designer (Z-Brush experience required)

The Bradford Group is currently looking for a talented 3D Modeler/Sculptor to join our team in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago. You will work with product developers and marketing to help create sculpts for products ranging from licensed characters, home decor, holiday products, limited edition collectibles and fine jewelry. This position requires strong skills in creating 3D content and making quick iterations to the product through its development and production. Demonstrate a self-motivated and creative approach in interpreting rough sketches or verbal instructions to problem solve complex designs issues and create products for either or both advertising and prototyping. Technical expertise in the field of 3D spline/nurbs modeling is a plus. Knowledge of computer manipulation of Jewelry Products is a plus.

Candidate carries out design assignments of a routine to moderately complex nature. Prepares and completes detail and finished digital imaging from verbal or written instructions on products. Designs products through the use of computers, while completing extensive retouching, illustration and 3D design. Designer needs to have an extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator. 3D modeling software (MODO) would be a plus.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Retouching 
  • Design
  • 3D Modeling

Required Qualifications
Education, Licensing, Certification, and Experience 

  • BFA

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Strong drawing and design skills
  • PhotoShop and Illustrator software experience
  • MODO 3D design software knowledge 
  • BFA in Art
  • 5+ years of working experience in creating high-end 3D content.
  • Proficient working knowledge in current versions of Modo, Zbrush, and Adobe CS.
  • Strong sculpting in varied subject matter, both in soft and hard surface modeling.
  • Work closely with developers throughout the design and production cycle to create high quality content.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects, assignments and maintain project deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate on multiple projects.
  • Solid organizational and file management skills
  • Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Maintain status updates of assignments in the database.
  • Knowledge of prototyping techniques and working knowledge of 3D printing is a plus.

Education, Licensing, Certification, and Experience 
Bachelors degree - BFA with at least 5 years expertise in working with Lightwave3D modeling software

The Bradford Group is a world leader in direct to consumer marketing and provider of gifts, collectibles, home décor, and jewelry. Founded in 1973, we have an unyielding commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service which has helped us become one of the premier direct marketing companies in today's international economy. 

Benefits: Our company is wholly owned by our employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that allows you to not only derive the benefits of working as an employee at The Bradford Group, but also gain the benefits of being an owner.

We also offer: A Business Casual Work Environment, Health and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO) Program, Direct Deposit, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, Onsite Cafeteria, Onsite Fitness Center, Product Discounts and more!

The Bradford Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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