Assuming the role of 3D Project Lead is a multi-tasked position, and can lead to a lack in developing the overall work culture of a studio. Ultimately, this will lead to a powerless work environment where you lose your authority and your team or freelancers lose their motivation to work with you.3D Studios can achieve their targeted goals and phenomenal results, yet forget to develop themselves further than the present. Don’t assume that you will always the knowledge and skills to maintain a steady flow of highly valued clients forever.
Solution: Empower your own development as a Lead/Artist, encourage discussions within your team as needed, and show appreciation to your freelance team.
Invest in Your Studio through Continued Training
Investing in the continued training of your own expertise as a Project Lead and/or 3D Artist, including your team members, is a sure-fire way of becoming a productive and contributing member to your 3D visualization services.
A few work culture improvement ideas that you can consider include:
- Participation in internal mentorship programs
- Organizing workshops
- Attending 3D conferences and events
- Compensating advanced education (even if you only have a few employees)
Consequently, showing appreciation makes them happy and improves their ability to deliver at their best level.
Allow fresh eyes from seasoned artists to work with your most creative and skilled team members on new client projects. By doing so, you save critical time and build a positive work culture between team members.
Appreciate Your Freelancers
When working with your top-performing freelancers, show respect and gratitude for their services. If you do not provide them with consistent work or fail to communicate effectively/ timely, then plan to experience a decrease in their work productivity or commitment to projects as a part of your workflow chaos.
Remember, it is the work culture which decides how your 3D artists interact with each other and how your studio functions.