Position Detail

CGI Artist

Location: Northbrook, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is over 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as a CGI Artist.

This CGI Artist will support Senior CGI Artists, Art Directors, and Producers in checking models, creating materials and rendered imagery for eCommerce and Marketing visualization projects.

This position is open to remote and hybrid candidates

A day in the life as a CGI Artist…

  • Create and gather necessary material specific to project requirements and scope
  • Create both high-poly and optimized low-poly models
  • Create proper UV unwraps of mesh models
    Assist in creating and maintaining assets for our CGI texture library such as:
    • Create shaders and textures based on physical samples, scans or photography
    • Assemble and test shaders using new material scans provided by vendor(s)
    • Place textures maps in the appropriate folder, link the maps to a Vray shader, and enter tiling information
    • Create test renders of scanned materials onto shader balls or template models
  • Assemble Vrscene Zip packages for moving shaders and scenes into a content-management system
  • Assist with 3D scene setup in Autodesk 3dsMax for rendering tests:
  • Collect necessary 3D assets, shaders and textures into a scene file for Senior CGI Artists
  • Provide technical quality reviews for 3D models and other assets provided by third-party vendors
  • Track and report progress on a daily basis

What you’ll bring to the table…

  • Intermediate level at 3D modeling (polygonal mesh) and computer-generated image post-production (Autodesk 3dsMax, V-Ray, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, Photoshop)
  • Knowledge of MAXScript for 3dsMax is a plus
  • Familiar with product (CAD) drawings or solid-model conversion pipelines to high poly/low poly models and scalability
  • Intermediate level at texture creation (PBR using Substance, Photoshop)
  • Familiarity with AR/VR technologies, modeling processes and workflows
  • High attention to detail and project specifications
  • Positive and solution-oriented attitude
  • Self-motivated and proactive with high multi-tasking ability
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work successfully within and across teams and external vendors

We’d love to hear from you if you have…

  • Must provide a link to Photorealistic 3D rendering portfolio (including password) on resume or provide PDF samples
  • 5 years experience in 3D modeling and rendering
  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in Art with a background in 3D/CGI
  • Architectural or product visualization is a plus
  • Standard software experience required: Autodesk 3ds Max, V-Ray
  • Additional software experience: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Web-conferencing


Job ID 2024-19195 Date posted 05/06/2024 Position Type Full-Time

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a diverse group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. We are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to support eligible part time and full time associates and their families, including:

Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Job Applicant Privacy: For details about how the Company collects and uses your personal information, please see our Job Applicant Privacy & Communications Notice.

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