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3D Production Artist Intern (ONE YEAR Internship)

Job ID R15772
New Balance was founded on one simple maxim: we were born to move. For over a century, that idea has inspired us to support athletes of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means winning a medal or just leading a more active lifestyle.

But as proud as we are of our history, we’re even more excited about our future. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers – those kindred spirits who follow only their passions — because tomorrow belongs to the courageous of today.

Join us in upholding a culture of integrity, teamwork, and community. Join New Balance and declare your independence.

ALL POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY FILLED AT THIS TIME (JULY 2018)

Please note:  Length of this internship is ONE YEAR.

JOB MISSION:

New Balance is looking for aspiring virtual artists to join the footwear design team for a one year internship.  New Balance has been leading the footwear industry into 3D modeling and virtual prototyping.  Modo is the tool of choice to create photo quality virtual samples of our footwear products.  Work alongside footwear designers that are creating the future of New Balance.  The footwear industry is an exciting area of growth for 3D modeling and offers a great career path for future artists.

For more on New balance and Modo, see this link: 

https://www.foundry.com/industries/apparel/new-balance-footwear-design

The ideal 3D Production Artist intern has 3D modeling experience with high and low resolution modeling skills. UV and Texturing skills are required as well as Lighting and rendering imagery for product visualization. A 3D Production Artist Intern should be proficient in the latest version of MODO, Photoshop and Illustrator. Traditional art skills are a plus.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Create CG Shoes from concept art provided by Designers at New Balance

Complete quality work on time and to specification

Create custom meshes for the New Balance Preset Library

Create custom materials for the New Balance Preset Library

Create custom lighting rigs and assemblies for the New Balance Preset Library

Create additional assets for the Preset Library

Assist 3D Production Manager in training Designers

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS

Proven and demonstrable experience in 3D Modeling and Rendering.

Good understanding of most CG techniques and technologies (CG Generalist Skillset).

Communicates and collaborates effectively with the Designers.

Able to adapt to change, rapid iterations, and revisions.

Handles constructive feedback well.

Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Continuous learner.


Our Benefits:
Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursements, and volunteer opportunities, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.

Learn more about our company benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

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