3D Architectural Artist

SHoP Architects SHoP Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jun 4 '14Posted on:

SHoP Architects is seeking a talented and creative in-house 3D Architectural Artist to join our Visualization Department and staff of over a hundred people. As the firm has grown, so has our demand for consistent, high-quality architectural imagery. Working with teams of architects and designers, the candidate must visualize the design intent through a combination of 3D and 2D composition techniques. The ideal candidate would have a background in architectural design and visualization and be capable of producing both photo-real and stylized output from drawings, diagrams and models (both digital and physical). This is not and will not lead to a position in architectural design. As a full time member of our staff you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, full benefits, and a fun, creative work environment.


  • Working closely with design teams and interpreting architectural designs as specified within project sketches, architectural drawings or models; realizing those designs as compelling imagery.
  • Converting existing models from CAD or other 3D modeling packages.
  • 2D image compositing, finishing and retouching operations on rendered frames.
  • Preparation and set up of scenes for distributed and/or network rendering, and submitting those scenes to our render farm management system.
  • Work independently and as part of a team project.
  • Maintain high quality standards and meet tight deadlines.

Specific Skills / Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design or Industrial Design
  • 3 - 4 yrs experience in a design firm environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Understanding of color, composition and lighting in imagery
  • Intermediate / expert knowledge of modeling, rendering and animation with 3ds Max
  • Intermediate / expert knowledge of lighting and rendering with VRay
  • Expert knowledge of editing and compositing with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Familiarity with After Effects and Lightroom is a plus
  • Familiarity with workflow and document management using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue
  • Familiarity with modeling and rendering in Rhino with VRay
  • Proficiency in freehand sketching, and or painting / photography is a plus
  • Immediate availability

To Apply

For immediate, confidential consideration, please send your resume, relevant information, and a series of 5-10 portfolio images (pdf format <5MB or web link) that include visual examples of 3D renderings, sketches, photography, illustrations, and/or finished animations to:

SHoP Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants must have legal US work status.

Absolutely no freelancers or contractors will be considered.

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