Material Bank is a fast-paced, high-growth technology company and created the world's largest material marketplace for the Architecture and Design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to start and manage a design project.  Learn more about us at www.materialbank.com or see below. 

 

Material Bank is seeking a Texture Artist, Digital Material Acquisition for digital material post processing as the second gate within the broader digital material acquisition process.

The role, Texture Artist, specializes in creating, processing, re-touching, and quality assuring the PBR texture stacks to be used in the broad virtual environment. The role requires an understanding of material attributes and their interaction with environmental lighting. Those materials can include ceramics, textiles, paints, woods, LVT, leather, carpet, stone, metallic finishes, and/or any other materials commonly seen in architecture, interior, and landscape.

What you’ll do:

Texture Artists will work closely with scanning technicians, modelers and technical artists on a daily basis to execute assigned projects within the required timeline. The digital material asset outputs must meet the quality requirements while maintaining the best possible fidelity. To be more specific, the responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assess the assigned texture input to determine the best technical approach 
  • Post-process and retouch the raw material scans based on quality guidelines and product data
  • Create PBR stacks procedurally based on reference images to achieve photorealism
  • Develop and refine textures throughout the workflow process
  • Streamline necessary quality assurance process to ensure output authenticity at-scale
  • Self-check all outputs quality prior to submission, which includes but not limits to: color and scale accuracy, dimension complys with real product, photorealism etc.
  • Conduct UV mapping and proof rendering when necessary
  • Software and other tools used:
    • Maya / 3D Studio Max / Cinema 4D / Autodesk 
    • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
    • Substance Designer, Sampler (Alchemist)
    • ArtEngine
    • Blender
    • xTex
    • Unreal Engine

What you’ll bring:

 This role requires a broad knowledge of the framework and processes of PBR texture maps, a keen eye for detail, and high standards for aesthetics.

  • An Associates/Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • Adobe or other graphic software proficiency
  • 3D experience is a plus
  • Training in computer graphics, 3D animation or graphic design
  • Experience in texturing 3D models, knowledge of modeling rigs is a plus
  • Ability to consistently draw inspiration from real world references
  • Knowledge of video game genres and latest trends in gaming
  • Solid understanding of visual language - texture, color, dimension, scale, perspective, shade, composition depth of field, proportion, lighting, spatial awareness, etc.
  • Strong illustration, digital painting, and conceptual skills
  • File organization and time management skills
  • Ability to be a team player and work independently
  • Desire to learn new technologies and design techniques
  • Attention to details; ability to follow rigorous instructions
  • Passion and pride in the work you do, and skillset gained through the journey
  • Team work and collaboration – win together
  • Graphic / 3D / Digital imaging / photography experience a plus
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
  • A positive and respectful attitude and flexible and efficient use of time
  • Experience or passion to be able to evaluate materials in a variety of formats and determine their category

What you’ll get from us:

  • Great Company Culture: Don’t take our word for it check them out here
  • Our people: If you thrive in an inclusive, innovative, and fast-paced organization, look no further! You will get to work alongside some of the brightest minds - Join a genuinely fun and supportive workplace where we keep our employees consistently engaged through internal communication and corporate events 
  • Relaxation and Celebrations: 2 weeks’ vacation to start, Generous PTO, Sick Days, all National holidays paid, and even more (ask us about this when we connect). 
  • Health Benefits: Medical with HSA and FSA options, dental, vision, strong employee assistance program. 0% contribution for single dependence and very affordable plans for spousal and family plans. 
  • Plan for your Retirement: 401(k) with a 100% vesting starting at 90 days with 4% match
  • Giving Back: We sponsor multiple events throughout the year to help out our communities. You will receive time off to give back as well. 
  • Growth: We’ll help you take your career to the next level. We want you to be creative and take initiative which will allow you to grow and create within the company. Most importantly, be the best at what matters! 
  • Flexible Work Schedules: With business units and employees across the globe, Material Technologies has embraced a hybrid  working model allowing department leaders to decide on the best approach for their respective teams, whether that be remote, in person, or a little of both.  

About Material Bank 

Material Bank is the world’s largest material marketplace for the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to search and sample materials. Material Bank connects design professionals to hundreds of manufacturers through facilitating brand discovery, rep engagement, and material sampling.

Material Bank has transformed the way an entire industry discovers and samples materials. By removing the friction that exists in the process, we drive business between architects and designers (members) and our Brand Partners (clients).

Our powerful material database and proprietary robotic distribution facility allow members to order samples until midnight (ET) to be delivered free of charge anywhere in the US, in one box, by 10:30 AM the next morning.

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