As part of a new creative direction, I am seeking a team member to help explore innovative art opportunities based on the use of acrylics, aluminum, and other materials. I’m a photographic artist who currently makes one-off pieces that incorporate waxed paper, acrylic diasec, and steel.
The goal is to create pieces for a new series using modern fabrication processes that include laser-cutting, 3-D printing, and metal forming, which will be layered on top of photo images.
Your job will include:
Exploring the different material options, and how we might incorporate them in the execution of my ideas. That means explaining them to me, what they can do, and what their respective limitations are.
Developing an appropriate production pathway. That means defining the workflow required to make the creative choices based on available physical and software tools.
Managing the prototypes – figuring out the appropriate partner companies, creating the necessary data files, managing the delivery of digital assets, and the physical production.
Managing the production of the pieces for exhibition. This includes the on-time coordination of other trades, digital asset management, and physical production and delivery.
You should be experienced in laser-cutting, 3D printing, CNC machining, and probably a whole bunch of other stuff I can’t even think about right now. You will also need to know the required software applications necessary to create the working digital assets such as CAD plans, including InDesign and Photoshop.
This job might be for you if:
You enjoy solving problems, and you can think “on your feet.” You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions. You don’t freak out easily. If you don’t know the answer, you dig until you find it.
You pay attention to the details. As far as you’re concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time. You stay focused, and things don’t fall through the cracks.
You communicate clearly, both in German and English.
You are willing to work collaboratively, but accept that the final creative choice is made by me (the artist).
Compensation is based on your experience, and the amount of time involved. If you can help design sets (and are comfortable with a saw and drill so you can help build them) that’s a huge plus as well. An interest in art history never killed any one either, but I can teach you the pertinent stuff.
If you want to see how I have worked so far, please watch this video. Not all of this was shot at my studio, but rather at the respective partner companies. The job itself is at my studio in Berlin-Moabit.