New family member.

30/03/2017 / News /

We are glad to announce that we have recently appointed Bianca as an Account Manager in our Manchester office.
She will be taking care of all our client accounts as well as filling out the project framework with a thorough content plan, and making sure the office is running smoothly in accordance with all client standard requirements.

 

Bianca is a market managing expert, with a proven track record in sales, client relationship management and administration in industries such as real estate, property development and media.
With strong communication skills and an experience of over 8 years in the business, she knows when and how to address each client with the most timely and relevant communications based on their industry, niche, and unique audience.
Her degree in Economics allows her a keen understanding of costs and budgets, helping our clients to set out projects planning and lay the road to a smooth cooperation between our creative studio and client’s marketing department.

 

Bianca also loves healthy food with a passion and she has assigned herself the role of food-top-advisor in our office. She’s very strict about it and we have no choice but to listen to the expert.
We believe she’ll be a great contribution to our clients and we look forward to some new cooking recipes!!

We’re hiring !!

18/07/2016 / News /

Moxels is seeking an experienced CGI-Artist to join our award winning CGI visualisation team.
You’ll be joining a dynamic and multi-faceted team at our UK based office, in Manchester.
Our team is forward-thinking and energetic, fostering a great company culture, something that is primordial in our workplace. We are strong believers that an individual should be fit to be part of our culture primarily, while technical skills come in as secondary. A positive attitude and the ability to integrate and collaborate are often more important than skills.

 

Key responsibilities:
– You will direct and oversee our 3D visualisation projects while providing technical and artistic leadership.
– The role is within our interior visualisation team, so a passion for interior design, architecture and photography are a must.
– You will be responsible for driving the creative process and leading your own project from briefing and concept through to completion. You’ll be having full support from your coworkers, but you should be able to comfortably handle the process.
– You will be working on everything from small interior design and product design visualisation projects to large scale master plans with aerial views. The whole process of modeling the products, interior spaces(roomsets), buildings and other scenes to texturing, landscaping and lighting setup will be in your own hands.
– You’ll have the opportunity to push the photorealism limits and create some of the best CG images on the market.
– You will be working with state of the art equipment, in a creative environment, with a team of like-minded people. We encourage ongoing professional development and will proactively support a training programme that is tailored to the needs of the successful candidate.

 

We’d like to talk to you if you have the following:
– Excellent communication skills and positivity: ability to take and give feedback easily and constantly.
– Excellent organisational and project management skills including time management and planning.
– Problem-solving abilities in the face of challenging situations and deadlines.
– Previous experience of successfully managing client relationships: since you will lead the project development, you will constantly communicate with clients via our online project management platform).
– Ability to assess and critique your own work to exacting technical and creative standards.
– Have the drive to continually develop your own technical knowledge and skills(self-development).
– Ability to work collaboratively, occasionally mentoring junior members of the team to develop talent within the business.
– A strong understanding of architectural and product design terminology.
– Keen technical understanding of CG pipelines.
– The ability to develop efficient workflows, and identify additional tools required.
– Highly proficient in using the computer(both software and hardware) since, most of the times, you will be the sole responsible for running and maintaining your own workstation.

 

Technical requirements:
– 3D Studio Max.
– Vray.
– Fusion / Nuke / After Effects or similar.
– Photoshop.
– Preferable but not essential: ZBrush / Mudbox, Forest Pack, Marvelous Designer, Unreal Engine, etc.

 

About Moxels:
We are a creative CGI agency, a talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines: from CGI visualisation and animation to video content, branding, design, and strategy. We work across different sectors, from the built environment and architecture to product design, interior design or automotive.

Our goal is to produce pieces of art that stand out in the world while having fun and fostering creativity, collaboration and skill mastery. We are strong believers that our CGI makes a world impact by promoting great ideas and innovative designs.
We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name on.
Moxels offers a positive, creative environment where people are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work and become world’s leading CGI artists.

 

Team: We work in a collaborative and diverse team made up of 3D artists, interior designers, business developers, and a group of talented freelancers. We are a start-up company so we seek out to people who are comfortable in being part of a small but agile and fast growing team. If you are looking for a large team, then we suggest you wait until we grow larger 🙂
Studio: We have a welcoming and cozy studio based in the heart of Manchester, the fastest growing city in the United Kingdom and the host of an ever-growing creative community.
Culture: We foster an environment with creativity at its core. We create beautiful pieces of art without working crazy hours and we look after the people who are talented, highly skilled and want to be part of a team working towards a bigger goal.
Resources: We use state of the art technology, comfortable desk spaces and comfortable chairs. We actively engage with and look for potential new technologies that can enhance our creativity and productivity.

 

What we offer:
– a competitive salary dependent on qualifications and experience.
– flexible working hours.
– a company-wide annual bonus scheme.
– 28 days annual holiday + the flexibility to take extra holidays.
– weekly time dedicated to promoting and strengthening the team culture and self-development.
– regular social events.
– a relaxed and modern approach to work, with free access to the internet, social media, etc.(no restrictions whatsoever).
– free sweets and fruits.
– house accommodation if required.

 

If you want to be part of the Moxels story, please get in touch with us at hello@moxels.com including the following:
– a short paragraph describing your life story. Be creative but keep it short.
– a link to your portfolio.
If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly.
If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you soon.
Good luck !!

 

P.S.: no recruiting agencies, please!

 

The talented people behind our team, and how to find yours.

30/03/2016 / Tips /

Moxels takes a great deal of pride in the creative people behind its projects.
The team is carefully selected and cared of in order to give maximum return to our clients.

 

We will get through the steps we have taken to acquire and retain the top performers that walked our door, and help you find, as well, the right people for your dream team.
Companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon… are all taking such steps to make sure the people they work with are best fit to the company culture. Those people are, ultimately, the ones who define the values of a company.
So, it is of paramount necessity to have a team that dives with passion into finding solutions to complex societal problems.

 

Such top tech companies receive countless résumés yearly, and you, as a company, as well might receive several applications weekly.
It is recommended that you have a good selection process to find these top performers that you don’t want to miss.

 

So, what is this process ?
No, it’s not those well known interview questions you Googled on Google.
In fact, this finely tuned hiring process goes way beyond rudimentary queries.
If you, too, want to work with the world’s top talents, try some of these secret hiring strategies we’re practicing.

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The nuts and bolts behind Moxels

22/03/2016 / Journal, News /

     Each month ICAEW is looking at a standout client that a member has recommended, and provides meaningful insights from within that company.
The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) provides professional advice for owner-run businesses, startups and SMEs.
     This month we show the nuts and bolts behind Moxels as well as a bit of our partnership with Pomegranate Consulting, our professional accounting firm that was able to successfully help us throughout the journey.
You can see Moxels being featured in ICAEW, here, or read the full details below.

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Oculus Rift, Augmented Reality & The Future Applications In KBB

02/03/2016 / Uncategorized /

As most of you will have seen Facebook has very recently acquired virtual reality startup Oculus VR for $2bn.

At Moxels we specialise in creating photorealistic cgi room sets and we keep our eyes open for new technologies and developments. So this is an exciting time for us to see that a company such as Facebook is willing to invest this kind of money and time into something which will in the future likely be in every household and Facebook’s involvement could likely speed up the whole process of bringing it to market. 

For Facebook the future strategic advantages are obvious for both the social networking and advertising world and are no doubt some of the reasons behind the huge investment.

Mark Zuckerberg believes that Oculus has the potential to be one of the most important computing platforms of the future and certainly in regards to social networking and user experience and at Moxels, we would have to agree! 

But what about augmented or virtual reality within the KBB sector?

Will this amazing technology become commonplace in our industry?

Will people start planning their kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms using augmented reality or virtual reality and how will this impact with the computer generated imagery we currently use? Oculus Rift

First of all let’s have a look at the differences between Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) and their potential applications in KBB.

Augmented reality essentially combines virtual reality and real life, and developers can create images within the applications that will blend in with contents in the real world. This has huge implications for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom sector as consumers would be able to walk around their own house and try a new kitchen or bathroom and make changes before having it fitted.

Virtual reality is the creation of a completely virtual world that the users can then interact with. VR is usually achieved by wearing a VR headset or goggles similar to the Oculus Rift.

Both virtual reality and augmented reality are similar in their goals of completely immersing the user but both systems go about this in different ways. With AR, users continue to be in touch with the real world while interacting with virtual objects around them. With VR, the user is isolated from the real world while immersed in a world that is completely fabricated.

For this reason augmented reality will likely be the choice for consumers in KBB who are looking to install new kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms etc whereas the virtual reality would likely be more useful to those involved in the initial concept and build stage of a housing development or commercial building.

Both AR and VR will likely be useful to the KBB industry and to businesses and consumers alike however AR might have more commercial success because it will still allow people to interact with the real world around them. 

Got an opinion? Please share it below in our comments section! We’d love to hear your thoughts on these exciting developments or drop into our Manchester offices for a cup of tea and a chat!

Welcome Andrew, our new Business Development Manager!

12/02/2016 / News, Uncategorized /

profile_picture_andy      We are happy to announce that Andrew has joined the Moxels team as our Business Development Manager. Andrew will develop our extensive portfolio of clients across a wide range of sectors, including CGI room sets, architectural visualisations, not-for-profit and visual media.

Having a strong background in sales with his most recent roles specialising in sales, marketing and PR in the KBB sector, his aim will be to help Moxels expand its client base and product offering to make the most of the excellent facilities it provides, with a constant focus on increasing this to overcome and capitulate on the requirements of modern marketing and its target audiences.
We wish Andy the best in what we hope is going to be a long and fruitful collaboration.

 

To see our team, you can have a look here.

Moxels 2 year old Birthday !

01/02/2016 / News /

As many of you may have already known, Moxeles celebrated its 2 years old birthday this January, so we also wanted to share this moment with all of those who weren’t able to attend.

So, here’s a cheers from Moxels family !!

 

It’s been a short journey so far, yet a long road to take, often filled with obstacles…, but successfully travelled with the help of all the people who stood by our side all this time.
So, we will take this opportunity to thank everyone who gave us a credit for success.
We will continue successfully deliver our expertise to everyone in need, strive for the better, and make the world a little bit better 🙂

 

Thank you for being with us!
It was great to have you all, sharing moments of friendship and support.

 

Best regards,
Moxels team.

Moxels got a new team member!

21/01/2016 / News /

profile_picture_rimante     We’re delighted to announce that Rimante has joined our team as a CGI artist at our office in Salford Quays.

     With a strong interest in art and design, and having pursuited a degree in 3D Design: Interior Design at the University of Salford, we’re sure she will be a strong addition to our team.
Her Computer graphics specific capabilities are underpinned by a core understanding of light behaviour in real life, its great effect on perception of space and camera work as well as a good sense of form and topology.
     Armed with strong technical and problem solving skills, trained eye for composition, colour and detail, Rimante is able to bring new and exciting ideas in solving challenging design briefs.
I hope you’ll join me in welcoming Rimante to the Moxels family.

 

Here you can have a look at our team members.

Traditional Photography vs Computer Generated Imagery?

19/11/2015 / Uncategorized /

For companies wanting to market their products in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry, photography has long been the most efficient and cost effective way of creating their images. Now more and more manufacturers are turning to computer generated imagery to sell their products.

While photography is still commonplace and some companies steer clear of CGI altogether, many are choosing CGI to solve their ever expanding needs and get the most from their marketing budgets.

The versatility of CGI means that almost anything is possible. Do you want your room set to be in a log cabin in Alaska? With photography this would likely break your marketing budget. With CGI this wouldn’t be an issue.

Photography is no longer the most cost effective solution for all projects. With some types of work, photography is, and always will be the most effective way of getting the required imagery for your product but CGI has changed the way that KBB manufacturers are able advertise their products, saving them time and money and creating room sets that were previously impossible.

While that in itself is enough of a reason to consider using CGI, you are also rewarded with digital assets which can be reused and refined year after year. With traditional photography the room set would have to be dismantled at the end of the shoot, with CGI this room set exists in a digital form on a server and can be reopened with the click of a button.

To find out how our CGI skills can maximise both benefits and profits for your campaign, email hello@moxels.com or contact Peter on 07446 086 059.

 

Creativity and Freedom of Speech.

20/04/2015 / Uncategorized /

In the light of recent events regarding art and creativity touching into sensible aspects of society, i have decided to put down a few thoughts about freedom of expression impacting artworks worldwide.

Many people still think freedom of expression should not go all the way to the limits or beyond, but freedom of expression is, in fact, about going beyond boundaries, challenging ideas and scrutinizing rhetorics as a way to pursue an open minded and progressive society – traits that led humanity to where it is now: the 21st century boom of technology and innovation… or the information age as it is known.

The right to freedom of expression is a basic and fundamental human right as part of the international law, the Magna Carta pushed worldwide by western societies that were founded on classical liberal principles of liberty.
Freedom of expression or freedom of speech is a necessary condition for achieving many other fundamental human rights. The right to artistic freedom of expression relates more specifically to creative forms of expression and the production of various forms of art.

 

We have seen in the recent years that in the name of security for “greater good”, many liberties have been eroded, trampling down individual rights and freedoms.
One of the the United States Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, as being aware of the danger of liberty loss, once said:

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And he was quite right – we already face some of these effects right now as increased security at the expense of liberty won’t bring more security nor, let alone, liberty…, but it helps the freedom opponents to push their censorship more and more to win the battle.
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