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DMMSI® would like to introduce your to our sponsors.  The companies listed below are helping us make an impact and improve K-12 Reading, Writing, and Coding Literacy nationwide.  

Design Specialist

The ideal, experienced Design Specialist is creative, self-motivated and able to respond quickly to multiple project’s needs. They will work closely with the Curriculum Development Team and will be responsible for the development of innovative content. Development should incorporate mixed motion graphics, medias and sounds, with modern design standards. The ideal candidate has a strong level of creative design skills and technical knowledge.

Type: Full Time 1099 Contractor

Salary: $57,375.00 a year

Openings: 2 Positions

Contract: 3-5 Years

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with DMMSI’s Curriculum Development Team to build our scenarios based on their curriculum

  • Train and work with curriculum design team to help them come up with storyboards for engaging and interactive resources to meet client and curriculum needs such as images, graphics, 360 videos, 2D/3D animations, audios, and other multimedia formats.

  • Train and work with curriculum design team to help them come up with storyboards for WebVR Rooms

  • Train and work with curriculum design team to help them come up with storyboards for gamification

  • Produce content in various formats, using Adobe Suite and other relevant multimedia tools.

  • Deep understanding of technology (audio to video) from recording to editing.

  • Actively identify opportunities and new technologies to improve, develop and maintain content.

  • Attend both internal and external meetings with Curriculum development team to consult on project goals and requirements to create innovative materials.


  • Proficient with at least one major 3D package like 3DS Max (preferred), Maya, or Modo

  • Proficient at 3D sculpting, retopologizing, UV & texturing assets from reference or concept art

  • Ability to create both high and low poly models, rip clean normal maps from high poly assets

  • Solid understanding of UV layout for efficient texture usage and light-maps

  • Solid knowledge of PBR material authoring tools (Substance Painter or Quixel Suite)

  • Experience with polygonal optimization and LOD creation

  • Experience with asset pipeline, integrating 3D models, textures etc. into Unity 3D

  • Strong attention to detail, good communication skills, and a proactive nature

  • Ability to work in a team and to integrate director feedback quickly

  • Flexible to changes in production and able to shift focus between a range of tasks

  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Solid technical knowledge of multimedia tools (graphic and video, VR and AR, 360 videos, etc.).

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Basic HTML/CSS coding is a plus.

  • Any experience creating content for VR

  • UX/UI skills for VR/AR a plus!

  • Scripting experience in JavaScript, C#, or LUA

  • Digital sculpting using ZBrush or Mudbox

  • Rigging and animation skills in Maya or Motionbuilder

  • Unreal Engine, Steam Workshop or Source2 experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any applicant to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, this position is regularly required to communicate with and receive communications from DMMSI interns, contractors, employees, and vendors/clients in real time using online and other electronic media.

Location: Pasadena/Azusa Area.

Additional Notes: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the contractor for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

DMMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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