Title: Industrial Design Visualizer (Renderer)

 

Currently this is a remote position. When offices reopen this position can be based in San Francisco, CA or Boulder, CO

 

About Us: PopSockets LLC, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip, was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014. Our product is a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device. Customizable, repositionable, and fun to pop, PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and magical products. The PopSockets San Francisco design studio is focused on Design & Development of our next generation products. 

 

For more information on what it’s like to work at PopSockets, click here.  Or check out our awesome careers video here!  

 

 

The Role: The Industrial Design Visualizer (Renderer) at PopSockets will be responsible for all visual assets from the Design team. Final deliverables are primarily Keyshot generated assets for internal and external use. Some CAD creation is necessary for setting up render scenes, and for placing products in contextual situations. We are looking for an individual with a good eye for product design renders, that will strive to make our products look great. This requires a sensitivity to material editing and lighting the product. Candidates must have experience in Photoshop compositing of renders into photography, for lifestyle marketing and presentation shots. Must be comfortable working in an organized process approach, you will be batch processing large amounts of files. Should be self-driven, flexible, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. You will report to the Industrial Design Manager and support our Sr. Industrial Design Visualizer.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Execute Catalog, Online, and Marketing Requests. 100% responsible for visual assets coming out of ID team
  • Own and execute all setups for KeyShot rendering; focus on framework and templates that the rest of the organization can utilize
  • Generate continuing library of Keyshot assets: develop and manage the Graphics library, CMF library, 3D library, and KeyShot library
  • Completely organize incoming/outgoing assets - file naming, revisions, and upload to servers
  • Render materials accurately according to ID specs and material samples
  • Prioritize asset requests with teams, and self-manage time
  • Post process renders when needed
  • Composite renders into photographs
  • Work with cross-functional teams to understand overall objective and fidelity of assets being generated

 

Requirements:

  •   Keyshot expert-level proficiency, especially material building
  • Applicants must submit portfolio of your work samples with the application
  • Photoshop expert-level proficiency, and strong in Adobe CC
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, 3D Graphics, or equivalent
  • Highly organized and process oriented - this is imperative
  • Ability to switch gears and manage multiple requests at one time
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD tools for creating or editing rendering models
  • Strong sensitivity to form detail and surfacing
  • Desire to innovate and challenge the status quo
  • Keen eye for composition, design details, and visual storytelling
  • Product animation capability is a plus

 

*In order to be considered for this role you must submit either a link or a pdf cover letter with a curated presentation of your rendering samples

 

 

 

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