3D Animator

If you're curious, passionate, and multi-disciplined, you belong here. We are seeking a 3D Animator st to join our Visual + Communications group and help make a difference.

About you: You're driven, love achieving results, comfortable juggling multiple assignments, prefer collaborative environments, thrive on challenge, and want to find a 'great place with great people' to build your career. You are seeking an opportunity to connect with the biggest brands, including the top companies in the Fortune 500. You not only have world-class skills as a 3D Animator, you continually strive to be an expert in your field.

About Us:  Kinetic Vision is a full-service firm bringing design, engineering, and development talent together to deliver progressive and imaginative product and process technology solutions. We have a deep history of developing cutting edge products and technology. Employees working at Kinetic Vision have the opportunity to work  with subject matter experts in high-tech fields such as Machine Learning and Virtual Reality. 

The key to our success is our focus on developing great people and products by providing the tools, training, and opportunities to grow. We are committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports technical understanding and recognizes contributions and achievement of all team members. We value our employees and want them to have a healthy balance between their personal and work lives. In addition to competitive compensation and generous benefits, life at Kinetic Vision includes a hybrid work environment providing opportunities for collaborating with subject matter experts, a state of the art facility, company outings, volunteer opportunities, contests, cookouts and summer half-day Fridays. We offer opportunities for professional development and an environment where everyone enjoys the FUN parts of their role. Putting our employees first has enabled us to be named one of Cincinnati's Top Workplaces nine years in a row, and we're proud of that honor.

Job responsibilities: 

  • Create visually compelling product videos using 3D animation, under the direction of a Creative Director, Art Director, and Project Manager.
  • Create and iterate concept art and designs for projects
  • See a project through all steps of the production pipeline (animation, lighting, textures, post-production, and editing)
  • Use storyboards to create animatics for a full length video with voiceover and/or music.
  • Create photorealistic renderings based on storyboards, client brand guidelines, and physical samples.
  • Collaborate with other artists to ensure a cohesive vision across a project.
  • Research subjects to ensure accurate animated representations.
  • Integrate feedback from the client and the internal art direction team.
  • Improve upon existing production processes and research new techniques/software.

Other Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of the following programs: 3DS Max or Maya and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator)
  • Able to work cross-functionally and collaborate within multi-departmental team
  • Organized and methodical with attention to detail.
  • Ability to pick up new programs and skills quickly as projects demand.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Demonstration of self sufficiency, self motivation and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Portfolios including medical and product animations are a plus
  • Knowledge of Zbrush is a plus
  • Storyboarding skills are a plus
  • 2D motion design skills are a plus

Portfolio (or web link) of your work is required for review during the interview

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Education minimum requirement: Minimum 4-year degree in Digital Design or related field, 3-5 years working experience with 3D animation with a focus on product visualization


  • Competitive salary  
  • Company-paid health insurance (HSA) or premium share (PPO)
  • Medical coverage exceeds ACA Platinum Benefit requirements
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Short and Long Term disability insurance
  • Life insurance  
  • Paid  time off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Contribution towards health club membership and eLearning Platforms
  • Flexible schedule available
  • Business casual environment
  • Variety of projects
  • Collaborative and dynamic team environment

If you are passionate about technology and interested in becoming part of our team, please contact us using the online application. Only candidates who complete the online application will be considered. Thank you!

Kinetic Vision is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusion, diversity, and maintaining a harassment-free workplace. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for open positions, which will receive full consideration regardless of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status. We promise that you’ll always find our spirit to be welcoming, open, and inclusive. Click here for more information on Kinetic Vision's EEO policy.