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Industrial Design Visualizer (Contract)

PopSockets k

San Francisco, CA

Feb 10
Job Description

The Role:

The Industrial Visual Designer at PopSockets will be responsible for all visual assets from the Design team. Final deliverables are primarily Keyshot generated assets for internal and external placement. Some CAD creation is necessary for setting up render scenes, and for placing products in contextual situations. We are looking for an individual with a good eye for product design renders, that will strive to make our products look great. Candidates must have experience in Photoshop compositing of renders into photography, for lifestyle marketing and presentation shots. Should be self-driven, flexible, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. This position is located on site in our new San Francisco studio, working with our ID team, and will report to the Industrial Design Manager and support our Sr. Industrial Design Visualizer.

Responsibilities:

• Execute Catalog, Online, Marketing, and CES Requests. 100% responsible for visual assets coming out of ID team
• Own and execute all setups for KeyShot rendering; focus on framework and templates that the rest of the organization can utilize
• Generate continuing library of Keyshot assets: develop and manage the graphics library, CMF library, and KeyShot library
• Completely organize incoming/outgoing assets - file naming, revisions, and upload to communal servers
• Render materials accurately according to ID specs and material samples
• Prioritize asset requests with teams, and self-manage time
• Post process renders when needed
• Composite renders into photographs
• Work with cross-functional teams to understand overall objective and fidelity of assets being generated


Requirements:

• Keyshot expert-level proficiency
• Photoshop expert-level proficiency
• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent
• 2+ years of hands-on CMF or industrial design experience, preferably with high-volume consumer goods, consumer electronics, or accessories
• Highly organized and process oriented
• Ability to switch gears and manage multiple asks at one time
• Proficiency with CAD tools (Solidworks or Creo preferred), and Adobe CS
• Strong sensitivity to form detail and surfacing
• Experience with different materials and manufacturing processes
• Desire to innovate and challenge the status quo
• Keen eye for composition, design details, and visual storytelling
• Animation capability is a plus

PopSockets

Our Company: PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip—a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device—was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014, and 165 millionth sold in 2019. PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and fun products.

In 2020, PopSockets was named the Best Company (of our size) to Work for in Colorado by ICC and ColoradoBiz Magazine, after being a runner up in 2019. We were also named on Built In Colorado’s list of Best Midsize Places to work in 2020. We were Inc. 5000's second fastest growing company in the US for 2018, with a 71,424% percent of sales increase over the previous three years.