3D Graphic Designer/Web Content Administrator

Company Background

Riddell is a premier designer and developer of football helmets, protective sports equipment, head impact monitoring technologies, apparel and related accessories. A recognized leader in helmet technology and innovation, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets and shoulder pads, and a top provider of reconditioning services.

For over 85 years, Riddell has innovated to meet players evolving equipment needs. We build on the strengths of our technologies and welcome the challenge to protect and perform in a smarter way. We strive to outpace the needs of today’s athletes and continue to move the game of football forward. Product innovation is at the heart of everything Riddell does. Many years of research, engineering, on-field feedback, and testing go into creating our equipment.

From embedded impact sensors in helmets that monitor and record head impacts during on-field play to shoulder pads that give first responders easy access to players in emergencies, Riddell continues to break new ground in sports equipment by combining visionary ideas with advanced materials and technology.

To learn more, visit our website at http://www.riddell.com, like the Riddell Facebook page, or follow Riddell on Instagram and Twitter @RiddellSports.

Job Summary

This role is responsible for setting up and maintaining web site content for our commerce solutions, with a strong focus on product attribute preparation in both 2 & 3D graphic and written format. This position requires a strong understanding of web solutions and prior use of 3D Studio Maya, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop and some use of Visual Enterprise Author. These tools will be used to model and texture sporting goods apparel to integrate 3D graphics and digital/analog photograph to produce 3D colored and textured product representations designed to work in ’platforms’, such as an internet web store. Day to day activities will include some interaction with Marketing, Consumer Services/D2C Business, Sales, Finance, and Operations personnel as required to ensure alignment of customer commerce offerings on the website. This position requires previous SAP experience and successful execution of specific commerce product set up objectives. 

Essential Functions

  • Graphics creation and set up responsibility for websites for both configured and non-configured products

  • Graphics and product description preparation to setup and support multiple online commerce web sites

  • Setup and maintain web master fields for web catalog build

  • Manage web catalogs creation to confirm all items are present, graphics loaded and features present

  • Provide customer / technical support to Sales Reps; train and troubleshoot web site issues with browsers and other system issues

  • Support department goals towards B2B and B2C growth

  • Responsible for KPI and Performance Related Diagnostics

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Graphic Art, or Marketing

  • Training from an art school or training in 3D/2D animation program required

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in Web data creations/management supporting B2B platforms

  • SAP ERP experience highly desirable

  • SAP Hybris experience highly desirable

  • Experience working in sporting goods industry a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Expertise in 3D Studio Maya and Max or other equivalent 3D software

  • Skilled in modeling high poly characters to the required standard and level of detail which also involves creating UV maps with good layout, use of space and minimal texture distortion, producing normal maps and surface bakes, masking of 3D objects and creating textures to the appropriate style and standard

  • Should be able to translate from other file formats, or to take raw data to create 3D renderings/models

  • Excellent 3D model, 2D drawing and painting skill is a plus

  • Programming and action scripting knowledge related to 3D and interactive media is a plus

  • Sensibility in design and aesthetics of art will be advantageous

  • Flexibility to work cross functionally and at all levels within the business organization is a must

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to interact with team members of different disciplines

  • Ability to conceptualize design story board is an added advantage

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