Sculptor

Creative Everett, Washington


Description

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 Everett, WA 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 Senior Manager of Sculpting and they will work together with the Sculpt Lead 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 Sculpt 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
  • Ability to multitask with strong organizational skills and the capability of managing multiple projects simultaneously
    
Must Have Superhero Gadgetry     
  • Ability to manage a large and diverse workload
  • Possess creative vision, strategic thinking, organization and interpersonal communication skills
  • 3-5 years of related experience as a Digital Sculptor
  • Personal investment in performing and developing an ongoing role in a toys & collectibles team
  • Excellent ability to interpret 2D concepts and translate them into 3D sculpts
  • Advanced sculpting proficiency in ZBrush
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency in Photoshop
  • A strong portfolio with varied design styles showcasing the ability to sculpt with posing, clean forms, and appeal.
  • Digital Art education or equivalent experience
   
Work Environment Requirements     
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and the employee will be exposed to office noises and interruptions such as printers, phones, and chatter from surrounding teams. While performing the duties of this job, employee will be regularly sitting at a desk and working on a computer for prolonged periods. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and use hands to finger, handle, lift or feel. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds without physical limitations or restrictions.    
   
Salary Information   
The base rate for this position is between $31-$39 hourly. Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidates qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience and location. Base pay is one part of the total package that is provided to compensate and recognize the employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restrictive stock units.    
  

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.     

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.