Mid-level 3D Animator/Designer

Posted: Jan 14, 2022

3D Designer/Animator Apex Tool Group, LLC 


Apex Tool Group ? one of the world's leading manufacturers of hand tools and power tools ? is seeking a "3D Designer/Animator" to join our in-house digital agency. This role will work closely with other 3D designers on the creative team to conceptualize, produce, and deliver exciting 2D/3D motion graphics and animations centered around brand marketing projects. The ideal candidates will have advanced 2D/3D design skills and experience working for a product-driven brand company. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and support projects requiring 2D/3D motion graphics and animations 
  • Work within Maxon Cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically After Effects) on a daily basis to create digital content that will be used to promote ATG internal brands 
  • Conceptualize ideas to project stakeholders through storyboards/moodboards, and be able to pitch concepts directly to brand ambassadors
  • Be able to advocate for/against design decisions directly to project stakeholders
  • Incorporate feedback from senior creatives and marketing teams to refine designs through final approvals 
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to share new design perspectives and ideas 
  • Work closely with creative team and internal brands to establish animation style and ensure unified look and consistent quality 
  • Maintain brand guidelines and understand objectives while pushing creative and visual boundaries 
  • Ability to support other designers with ad hoc projects
  • Ability to problem solve challenges within the 3D realm 
  • Most importantly - Have fun. Take chances. Try new things. 


Critical Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong portfolio/demo reel that demonstrates breadth and depth of 3D disciplines (texturing/modeling/lighting), motion graphics, animation, and design skills 
  • Advanced knowledge of Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Suite (specifically AI, PS, AE) and/or other editing software.
  • Understanding of X-Particles and Redshift (or other node-based renderer) or a strong willingness to learn. Experience with Houdini and/or Unreal Engine a plus
  • Experience with character rigging and the world of organic modeling a plus but not required
  • Well versed in principles behind modeling, node-based texturing, animation, lighting and rendering within Cinema 4D 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced creative work environment with the ability to multi-task and operate on deadlines 
  • Digital-first storyteller who understands how to create engaging video content across different channels and audiences 
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in pre-production through scripting, storyboarding, and sketching 
  • Strong grasp of fundamental design principles (composition, layout, color, typography, etc.) 
  • Self-starter who wants to make a big impact on an entrepreneurial team within a large corporation 


See some of what we create at the link below:



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