Digital Texturing Artist

Department: Production

Location: San Jose

Outward Inc. is a visual transformation technology company. Since 2012, our team of inventors, technologists, brand experts, and changemakers, have been reinventing the retail customer shopping journey through innovations in product visualizations.


Using cutting-edge 3D, AR/VR, and web technologies, Outward is bringing the advantages of automated, AI-perfected product photography to our clients — allowing them to produce a large volume of product images at the push of a button and publish them in any format — from e-commerce to traditional media. 


These innovations enable a breadth of digital experiences and meaningful interactions between manufacturers and retailers of all sizes, and their customers.


Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (  Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About The Role


In the Digital Texturing Artist role, you will be responsible for creating digital surface texture maps, precision color matching from multiple reference sources, and applying the mapped textures to a 3D surface. Texture map creations may include upholstery textiles, wood finishes, metals, and hair/fur. Using a variety of softwares and rendering devices to create highly detailed textures for 3D objects, props, and environments for creating scenes. Working closely with cross-functional teams, you will develop knowledge in creating texture and material networks in order to achieve a wide range of intricate and highly appealing styles.



  • 65%-Create photoreal digital content
    • Using 3D applications and photo editing software, to create 2D content and AR/VR content
    • Create and render product specific images
  • 25%-Track supporting data and documentation for further tool/pipeline optimization, and enable next gen visualizations
  • 10%-Hands on handling experience with physical products such as fabrics, and various textiles, up to 25lbs 



  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Game Art Design, Visual Effects, Animation or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)
  • You are a creative individual with an excellent eye for quality, detail, and color accuracy.  
  • You are well organized, motivated, able to keep projects moving, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Familiar with any workflow of texture map and material creation in 3D software
  • Experience in creating Metallic/Roughness and Specular materials 
  • Experience with materials and textures for AR pipelines, including creating photorealistic materials, file conversions and optimization.
  • Experience in multiple 3D modeling/rendering software (e.g. 3dsMax, Maya, Blender, Unity, Substance, AR/VR)
  • Intermediate experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Familiar with GSuite (Google Sheets)

Benefits Just for You

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid time off
  • Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
  • Friendly, caring co-workers and management

Why you will love working at Outward, Inc.

  • We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
  • A technologically and data-driven business
  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
  • We’re at the forefront of tech and eCommerce, redefining technology for the next generation
  • We’re passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
  • We get to be creative daily
  • A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
  • We have fun!

This position Will Not offer relocation, or Visa Sponsorship assistance.