Senior CG Generalist

Reporting to the Creative Director

SB is an award-winning Creative Production Agency with an international reach that produces beautiful imagery and digital solutions for brands and advertising agencies.


We were the original pioneers of digital retouching in 1991, and one of the very first post-production studios to fully harness the potential of CGI and develop in-house capability. Today, we continue to innovate and stretch creative and technical boundaries, with fully integrated production that encompasses everything from CGI, motion and VFX to shoot production and VR.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Help guide creative projects, working directly with Client Creatives to realise their vision and that of the SB Creative Directors.
  • Work with heads of department to document project specifics, workflow setups and configurations for all project assets.
  • Project estimating & pitch collaboration with project stakeholders, contributing to workplans to outline timings, technical requirements and project logistics with the aim of maximising the quality of deliverables and potential profit margins.
  • Be accountable for quality control and the creative execution within set deadlines, of the projects I am involved in.
  • Assist in task assignment, mentoring & critiquing of more junior CG artists. I will work positively towards team motivation and cohesion.
  • Identify tools, software, hardware and efficiency workflows for CG processes, and for retouching / compositing integration, adding value and quality to work.
  • Help to improve the process for how we create our work focusing on data assets and complex configuration issues.
  • Responsible on projects you are assigned, to ensure workflow is efficient and the direction of the work is logical well communicated and streamlined as possible allowing us to improve quality of deliverable by reducing errors and maintaining high levels of consistency in the standard of work produced.
  • Support onset productions for location and studio photography liaising with the art director, photographer, support team and client. Provide feedback on asset measurement and capture.
  • Participate in client interactions representing production for project scoping, creative reviews and project debriefings.

 

 

Required Skills

  • 5 years+ proven experience working within a CG Production team in a multi-disciplinary, fast-moving company.
  • Able to work from rough concepts to create fast and beautiful visuals for pitch work
  • Proven track record in delivering high-quality work for stills and animation projects
  • Good experience using 2D and 3D animation tools including C4D and After Effects
  • Experience with Houdini and willingness to learn more
  • Proven expert level of knowledge using rending software Vray or Arnold
  • Full understanding of photographic lighting, cameras and lenses
  • Extensive understanding of shaders and ability to create custom shaders
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in leading projects and managing other artists
  • Ability to translate real-world photographic lighting techniques into CG and deliver outstanding levels of photorealism.

     


    Objectives and Deliverables

  • Deliver the highest quality assets and images at high volume
  • Contribute towards the improvement of the company’s internal production processes and assist in building our team for relevant projects.
  • Ensure that all your projects are delivered on time and budget at the right quality levels
  • Ensure that all image deliverables are 100% error-free
  • Work with the Project Managers to ensure all renders are product correct prior to handover
  • Ensure that all files handed over to Retouch team are pre-checked and pre-approved with no render errors or data quality issues
  • Engage with digital artists to develop their potential and build team spirit

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Meet our People

Marie Boutteçon

You are absolutely AMAZING. We have no words! Imagery is splendid and the details - I mean - when the bubble is exploding and transforms into metal; and the movement of the pretty snake. We are full of joy and happiness today. Thank you for your fabulous work, I would love to hug you all right now! We are very lucky we met and now we can say to all the world, you are the best creative studio ever!

Marie Boutteçon
Co-Founder
Lee Irvine

“As I mentioned it was very well received, with various comments being made on its realism, lighting and quality. “Very lifestyle”, “Painterly feeling” and “great attention to “colour temperature” are some of the (paraphrased) complements that were mentioned.

Lee Irvine
Brand Visualisation Manager
Nathan Stokes

I wanted to personally thank you all for your hard work bringing our concept to life. The client is very happy and so are we. The detail and time you have put into it shows. I’m excited to use it in our materials!

Nathan Stokes
Senior Art Director
Francine D’Amico

Lizzie, Andrew and everyone who worked on this were fantastic, as usual. I absolutely love working with your team and I hope we can do it again very soon. The client and my team are thrilled with the image. It is beautiful.

Francine D’Amico
Senior Producer
Vector (2)

Can't wait to work with you all again! I know it was a HUGE ask! And you came through like rockstars! So a HUGE thank you is in order! The clients at the pitch were impressed with all the visuals! Cheers, your new art fan!

Samantha Rodriguez
Inventiv Health