Senior 3D Generalist in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 7/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Ethan Allen has been a leader in the luxury home furnishings and interior design business for more than eighty years. We are a global style authority, spanning twelve countries on three continents. We built our company on a vertically integrated business model that has stood the test of time. We believe our associates are our greatest assets, and that talent, drive, and customer focus should be rewarded. We employ the best in the furniture industry and offer exceptional training and support by utilizing the latest technology and proven business practices.

Position Summary:

Responsible for creating 3D digital assets that will be used for in store retail & ECom technologies, Display Planning, Merchandising, and independent retail networks.  Create virtual environments with photo-realistic room renderings using three dimensional models.  Provides indirect supervision to assign, coordinate, and review work of lower level staff to ensure the timeliness of desired outputs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create 3D models for both High & Low Poly workflows.
  • Manage the lifecycle of 3D model(s).
  • Develop camera, lighting, texture and material standards to create accurate photo-realistic renders.
  • Work with manufacturing to ensure that models are built to reflect Ethan Allen fabric pattern matching and cut code standards.
  • Build and maintain scene library for use in multiple digital applications.
  • Work in collaboration within a team of 3D professionals.
  • Review and provide guidance on daily activities to lower level staff. Demonstrates methods of work to new employees and changes in methods and procedures. 
  • Ensures that work is up to design standards. Advises on best practices for creating 3D models and provides technical expertise.
  • Additional responsibilities driven by any additional or new technology as needed.

Work relations:

  • Internal: Product Development, Manufacturing, Merchandising, Digital, Marketing, Store Planning
  • External: none

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Media, Art, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a high paced production environment creating photo-realistic digital 3D models with complex material mapping.
  • Digital portfolio available for review required.
  • Strong proficiency in 3D Studio Max or Maya creating box, spline and photogrammetry models. Texture creation using Substance Designer, Mari and Photoshop.
  • Proficiency using Zbrush & Mudbox. Marvelous Designer skills a plus
  • Strong rendering skills using VRay, Arnold and iRay with strong compositing skills using Photoshop, Nuke or After Effects.
  • Realtime development skills using Unity, Unreal and/or Lumberyard with knowledge of AR/VR/MR model requirements.
  • Expert knowledge of creating V-Ray and PBR materials to create detailed texture mappings.
  • Basic MS Office skills. Must be able to maintain organized file structures.
  • Proven ability to work successfully within and across teams. Able to build relationships at all levels in the organization.
  • Proactive and highly motivated. Ability to work with a sense of urgency under limited supervision and effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Good listening skills with excellent oral and written communication skills also required. Must be able to interact with various levels within the organization.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. We are an E-Verify Employer.