3D Digital Sculptor

Apparel Coronado, California


Funko Overview

Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.

But what does Funko do?

Funko is a purveyor of pop culture, making and selling license-focused collectibles. We’re based in San Diego, CA where we have a store that delights kids of all ages (kids at heart included). We currently hold hundreds of licenses for franchises ranging from Marvel to Harry Potter, giving us the rights to create tens of thousands of characters—one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry. We take your favorite characters and turn them into adorable, or sometimes scary, collectible figures. Our most famous line, Pop! Vinyl, has millions of fans around the world. 

The Sculptor takes initiative to hone their understanding of the Funko brand esthetic as they work on various product lines. This role generates 3D assets for a variety of product lines exclusively in ZBrush. This job requires daily interaction with other Designers, Sculptors, Packaging Artists and Project Managers to ensure the smooth and efficient production of all Funko toys and collectibles. They need to possess a solid understanding of the Funko rules and stylization when creating their products and will require minimal art direction when doing so. The Sculptor possesses basic understanding of factory limitations and molding process in toy collectible creation. The Sculptor will report to the Art Directors; they will work together with the Senior Art Director to achieve creative and artistic goals.

Your Superpowers in Action

  • Solid understanding of the different Funko brands and form factors
  • Capability to carry a product all the way through the production process of toys and collectibles across all Funko lines
  • Create 3D assets of product using ZBrush with advanced artistic and technical proficiency in the software within a rapid timeline while requiring minimal oversight by art directors and leads
  • Strong research and planning skills and the ability to apply these to ongoing Funko projects
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of people across multiple teams, including designers and production managers to ensure the quality of product
  • Begin to focus on basic understanding of molding and figure production
  • Will need to have an interest and knowledge of POP Culture and Entertainment
  • Ability to multitask with strong organizational skills and the capability of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Work efficiently and with open communication to ensure seamless hand-offs between pre- and post-production artists and other departments.

Must-Have Superhero Gadgetry

  • 2+ years of related experience as a Digital Sculptor 
  • Personal investment in performing and developing an ongoing role in a toys & collectibles team 
  • Advanced sculpting proficiency in ZBrush 
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, primarily Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to manage a large and diverse workload 
  • Possess creative vision, strategic thinking, organization and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Digital Art education or equivalent experience 
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task across several ongoing projects
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced/changing environment
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, attention to detail
  • Positive, collaborative attitude with strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Submission of a portfolio of your work, demonstrating applicable skills is required. (Applicants that do not submit a portfolio of work will not be considered for this position.)

Compensation & Benefits

Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company.  The starting base salary range for this position in the selected city is $30.29 - $37.50 hourly. ​Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on several factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work. This role is eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives.

Funko is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

This position is based in San Diego, CA.  A hybrid model or remote position can potentially be accommodated only if you reside in an eligible state for Funko employment. Eligible states include: AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, RI, SC SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI

What Funko Offers
Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can’t wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel!

Funko is an equal opportunity employer. We know that every superhero has a unique origin story and the diversity of these stories enrich what we do. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.