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What is your job title?
show user profile  zeefusion
I'm interested in peoples job titles here.

If you do pure 3d work then what is your title? Do you do other work as well such as webdesign, graphic design etc?

I am a 3d digital designer because i do a variety of things like artworking, web design, interactive presentations 3d etc.

I have seen:

3d artist
3d visualiser
digital designer
digital artist

Do you prefer designer or artist?

Thanks.
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6/15/2011 12:49:13 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 12:49:13 AM)
show user profile  horizon
nodel makerer

still a student, but if it means anything, for me designer or artist when coupled with 3d has no difference, but i hate when game designer is used for every person in the game dev team


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6/15/2011 12:52:15 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 12:54:11 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
holistic designer




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6/15/2011 12:52:58 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 12:52:58 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I would never be bold enough to call myself "artist", I always went with designer.

But, now I'm a "Product Consultant", which means very little.



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6/15/2011 12:52:58 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 12:52:58 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
Some people I have spoke to say that designer is stronger than artist. It sort of means more.
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6/15/2011 12:57:14 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 12:57:14 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
A rose by any other name...



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6/15/2011 1:02:00 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:02:00 AM)
show user profile  owtdor
"Senior Consultant"

I also have been called "forensic animator"
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6/15/2011 1:03:30 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:03:30 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Officially my title is Graphic Designer. It's a useful catch-all title considering the fact that I do marketing materials of just about any kind.

When asked what I do I use "multidisciplinary designer". Primarily because I did interior design for about 10 years and, though I'm keen to leave aspects of that work behind and concentrate of graphics and multimedia, it is still a big part of my experience.




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6/15/2011 1:07:20 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:07:20 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
so when people ask what you do you say, im a senior consultant. Then they ask what for? you then say?
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6/15/2011 1:07:54 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:08:46 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Some say designers are tools and artist creative people.
Some say artists are failed designers turned to their own weird vision after nobody else wanted it so they renamed it.

I say art can be anything these days, good art not meaning technically impressive or even looking good. Not that there is no impressive art, just the term lost its value in my eyes


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6/15/2011 1:12:41 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:12:41 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I can agree with that. I have heard that a lot in the past. The word artist doesn't seem to be as powerful as designer.
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6/15/2011 1:15:40 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:15:40 AM)
show user profile  Dave
"Some people I have spoke to say that designer is stronger than artist"

Were they designers by chance? ;)

In my experience (games)... to say that one is stronger than the other is utterly foolish, as they are different disciplines entirely.

As for my titles:

Senior 3d artist.
Junior technical artist.

But when people ask, I just say "I make video games" and wait for them to say "oh cool" while they swiftly walk away.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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6/15/2011 1:16:40 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:16:40 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
No not just designers but management also. Commercial director promoted me from 3d artist to 3d digital designer. He to thought it would be a step up.


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6/15/2011 1:24:31 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:24:31 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
3d artist seems the most usual term

Generalist is often useful too!

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6/15/2011 1:27:24 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:29:31 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Damn my short memory/lack of bookmarking important stuff.. But someone linked an article which was aimed at education/tutors who basically 'get people' into the wide open 3D VFX 'fields'. (The article listed modules and had tonnes of tasty background information)

It mentioned specialisation Vs generalisation. Small projects/companies will keep their staff generalised, with each individual being able to do a wide variety of tasks. Whereas the large, corporation-type companies will have the power to hire extremely specialised individuals and have teams working on separate aspects of whatever they are creating. Sure - this doesn't always apply to every single job out there, but I felt it had some relevance. What are the MFers thoughts?

I recently graduated from university, so I'm in that lull where I have relinquished my freedom at the Uni flat and now I'm looking for a job... I would consider myself an aspiring 3D Artist. Design - for me at least - suggests functionality and sort of 'planning', like, I would design a fancy mechanism for opening bottles. Like, a game designer would - again, to me - be more focussed on the mechanics and creating flowcharts and systems etc...

But I have seen the terms used pretty much interchangeably - I prefer Artist over Designer, but I suppose if I were angling for getting into ArchViz / Product visualisation / commercials / leaflets etc - I would consider Designer more appropriate.


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6/15/2011 1:48:47 AM (last edit: 6/15/2011 1:48:47 AM)
 
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