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Senior CGI Art Director

Vancouver, BC

Hi there, we’re Article. đź‘‹ We’re an online furniture company creating remarkably better furniture experiences one sofa at a time. As the Senior CGI Art Director (Retail), you’ll be setting the high-level technical vision for programs, establishing the budget, plan, and timelines for execution, and finally overseeing the creation of creative assets such as animations, images, applications, or environments to realize that vision. 

Internally, this role will be called Senior CGI Technical Director.

Why We Need You:

This position will require an individual who combines a high level of 3D visualization expertise with top-tier communication and organizational skills. 

You will be an environment architect, a visual storyteller, and an experienced technical advisor wrapped into one. Even within a given framework, you can push creative boundaries and have the artistic ability to do it. You know how to modify lighting, play around with composition, and add just the right amount of detail to develop delightful spaces with plenty of personality.

Please note: At Article, we are calling this role a “Technical Director” BUT you will NOT have any direct reports. You will be the director of the "technical work", not the people. 

Why Article?

As a Particle (people of Article), you will have a high level of autonomy to solve challenging, meaningful problems the best way you can. That means you’re trusted to explore solutions you believe will work best (you’re the expert, after all). You’ll do all this while growing your skills within a company redefining the furniture industry. 

Our new 3D & CGI team at Article plays a pivotal role in showcasing our products and driving customer engagement. Your work will contribute to the visual appeal of our brand and directly impact customer perception.

CGI enables Article to expand the horizons of the eCommerce shopping experience in many new ways, including augmented reality, product and space configurators, and beyond.This transformative approach offers us the speed and flexibility to remain highly competitive and carve out new ways to impress customers and gain market share.

Team size - The team is hiring, currently at 5 people and growing to 10 total.

We are a hybrid team - you'll be in the office 3 days per week.

What You'll Do:

  • Oversee the generation of high-quality 3D visualizations and animations for marketing applications.
  • Act as a bridge between art and engineering disciplines (visualisation and design) to solve multi-disciplinary problems while building and maintaining a centralized suite of artist tools.
  • Seek out and develop solutions to resolve workflow bottlenecks or asset quality issues through standardization and automation.
  • Collaborate with other tech artists and engineers to work with art leadership to research and implement the latest industry trends/best practices that expand our production capabilities.
  • Advise on the creation and maintenance of asset pipelines for partner teams looking to adopt 3D content.
  • Collaborate with CGI Manager & Creative Director to implement and contribute to Brand Creative guidelines and standards for 3D assets and Computer Generated Imagery. To ensure the CGI team can deliver within those guidelines.
  • Translate and convey design intentions into compelling customer-facing assets and interior concepts.
  • Own the execution of your vision and ideas to CGI Artists both internally and externally.
  • Oversee aspects of the CGI production process, including ensuring best-in-class quality of images. 
  • Work with Stylists to decorate and place furnishings to enhance visualizations.
  • Work with the Visualization Artists to develop tools/workflows required for project/production to enhance workflow.
  • Identify and conceive essential features to improve and optimize CGI pipelines and communicate them to key stakeholders.
  • Review asset submissions to verify quality and confirm deliverables follow specific workflows.
  • Creatively mentor and develop Stylists and Visualization Artists— and help create a dynamic, fun, and supportive culture for our Particles.

Who You Are:

  • 7-10 years of professional 3D visualization experience.
  • Proficiency in Proficiency in 3DS MAX, VRAY, Adobe Substance.
  • Proficiency in High Poly Sculpting workflows. 
  • Experience in furniture, interior and/or architectural visualization is a nice to have. 
  • Excellence in Interior Design, Styling and/or Photography.
  • Experience in animation for media and marketing applications.
  • Passionate about making shopping for a beautiful space radically easy.
  • Detail - keen eye for judging quality of Computer Generated Imagery.
  • Excellent communication skills - Give feedback, take feedback,help others and ask for help when needed.
  • Legally able to work in Canada.
  • Completion of criminal background check.

Perks & Benefits:


  • 20 days of vacation* 
  • 6 well-being (sick) days 
  • 1 Inclusion and Diversity Day 
  • Hybrid work with 3 days a week in the office
  • Work remotely (anywhere in the world) for up to 3 weeks

Total Health:

  • Excellent extended health and dental benefits packages
  • $1000 health/lifestyle spending account* for your total physical and mental well-being
  • TELUS Health App
  • Mental Health Assistance/Counseling 
  • Virtual medical appointments 

Office Space:

  • The Article HQ is a converted warehouse, with an open accessible layout, where you can work from an Article sofa, collaboration spaces, or a private meeting room
  • Standup desks can be requested
  • Well-stocked kitchens filled with snacks, premium coffees, and teas (and ALL the milks)
  • Onsite fitness equipment, change rooms with showers (towel service), and indoor secure bike storage
  • A dog-friendly office. If you have a well-behaved, well-socialized pup, they’re welcome too

Extra: 45% discount (15% for friends and family, too) on our whole product offering


The expected salary is $110,000 to $120,000. The actual base pay can increase beyond this range and will be based on various factors, including transferable skills, training and certifications, work experience, business needs, and market demands. 

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