3D Look Development Artist

Culver City, California, United States


Role Number:200541124
Apple’s Human Interface VFX team designs product experiences, from early ideation all the way through to the shipping product. To ensure high-quality results, we work closely with other HI design teams, software teams, graphics engineers and product marketing.


We are looking for a world-class look development artist to help us achieve the highest levels of photorealism in our designs. You will leverage your experience in look development to create shaders and materials for photorealistic digital content. The ideal candidate will flourish in a fast-paced environment while continuing to push the boundaries of what is achievable with next-generation technology.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience working with techniques and technologies for CG rendering and look development in feature film, VFX, and/or games
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience creating photorealistic assets to include digital environments and humans — including look development of body, face, cloth, and hair
  • Excellent ability to discern and manipulate light, shade, color, and intricate details to create physically-based photorealistic imagery
  • Expertise crafting advanced shading networks in Maya or Houdini
  • Solid understanding working with V-Ray, Arnold, Karma or other ray trace renderers
  • Highly proficient collaborating with texture artists working in Photoshop, Mari, Substance 3D painter, and ZBrush.
  • Ability to scale work from large data sets to real-time mobile assets while maintaining quality
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Self managed, self motivated, and able to learn new pipeline and procedures

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BA/BFA in Digital Media/Visual Effects/Animation or equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • Familiarity with photogrammetry
  • Python scripting is beneficial
  • Experience working with external art teams and outsource partners
  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to find creative solutions for technically challenging tasks

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.