Creative Director

TurboSquid is the world’s leading seller of 3D Models and is expanding the company’s development team. We are looking for a Creative Director that is versatile, experienced, and interested in working in a small company atmosphere with a collaborative style.

With over two million members, TurboSquid acts as an online broker for thousands of artists who publish their digital work (over 250,000 individual products) for sale on our site. We are located in the Central Business District of New Orleans in a vibrant walkable section of town close to restaurants, coffee shops and bars. TurboSquid is continuing to grow, and our industry is gaining unprecedented attention with the widespread popularity of 3D entertainment. Our customers include Pixar, Electronic Arts, Apple, Microsoft and thousands of others you wouldn’t realize need 3D all the time.

We offer a competitive salary, with flexible work hours, 401k match, group health care plan, 15 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays.

Job Description and Responsibilities

The Creative Director is responsible for the setting and maintaining a consistent quality bar for artists inside and outside of TurboSquid. This individual will help develop and drive the high-level vision and art direction for a variety of Custom 3D projects. The Creative Director will also review and evaluate artistic decisions at every level of the project – ranging from questions about individual models to the top-level finished product.

Position Requirements

Vision - This person will be the gatekeeper on artistic quality and will help define and implement the artistic vision at the micro and macro levels. Our ideal candidate will possess a razor-sharp, critical artistic eye and can communicate creative needs quickly to other artists for execution. As such, this person must understand the impact their artistic decisions will have on the technical aspects of our 3D projects. Finally, this individual must be willing to provide creative input on our pipeline automation tools’ design and implementation.

Artist Direction – Help manage internal and external artists by constantly providing artistic feedback and guidance. Being able to guide and teach artists creatively to help them not only achieve great results in the short term, but also grow and gain abilities for future work is a must.

We are looking for a well-seasoned 3D artist with an astute eye for realism that is tired of crazy production schedules, but wants to stay in the industry and work with a great group of people in a visually inspiring city. If we do our jobs well together, it will push the photoreal quality of 3D models to the next level and impact the millions of people that come to TurboSquid. TurboSquid does a significant volume of 3D modeling and rendering through our Custom 3D program, and has significant needs around our CheckMate certification program. You will also be working in the heart of several other next generation (but unannounced) innovations, where your discerning creative eye and attention to artistic detail are essential.

Contract work is possible, full-time is desired. We realize the industry shift where many of the most talented people are now freelancers, and are willing to accommodate as long as you can work out of our New Orleans office.

More on Your Background

  • Extensive production and team supervision / leadership experience within the 3D industry
  • A superior eye for quality and photorealism
  • A strong portfolio of existing photoreal 3D work
  • Has the ability to communicate all creative vision clearly to artists for implementation
Application Procedure

Before applying, please review our website (, create a member account, peruse the site, and learn about our basic business model. If you meet the outlined requirements and are interested in the position, please send the following to

  • Cover letter (as body of the email) that discusses your most important skills that match this job description. Make sure to include your TurboSquid member account name in the cover letter
  • Resume (as attachment to email)
  • A strong portfolio of existing photoreal 3D work
  • Put “Creative Director” in the subject line of your email (otherwise your application may get lost)

TurboSquid is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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