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Outsource 3D Modeling and 3D Animation to the Philippines

Outsource 3D modeling to the Philippines

Filipino 3D designers are found in quite a few different industries, both locally and internationally, as 3D designs/models are required in a wide variety of fields. Whether you’re looking for 3D design or 3D animation outsourcing, here’s what you need to know…

For example, 3D designers are critical to the entertainment industry – in film, animation and gaming. They’re also used extensively in digital marketing, science, engineering, architecture and interior design, as well as in IT, developing 3D modeling and design tools.

The majority of Filipino 3D designers are graduates of information technology (IT), engineering and architecture degrees. In 2017, there were over 73,600 graduates in IT, almost 83,000 in engineering and 4,800 in architecture.

These graduates are highly-employable as the majority have been immersed in actual projects during their immersion/internship with various companies, which is a requirement of their qualification.

3D design experience

3D designers are in-demand mainly in 3 fields/ industries:

Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design
  • Conceptualizing design, preparing plans and working drawings based on project requirements.
  • Producing quality 3D models for production and creating detailed, technical, fabrication and installation drawings from 3D models.
Digital Marketing, Advertising
  • Developing creative materials for advertising, marketing initiatives and promotional events.
  • Creating innovative and feasible product designs that meet marketing and sales objectives of the client.
IT Development, Game Development
  • Conceptualizing and creating high-detailed 3D artworks and image assets such as characters, environment/settings, items, etc. for game concepts, GDDs and final game assets.
  • Designing and executing digital experiences required in website development and creative technology innovations.

From a years’ experience point of view, there are 3 broad levels of 3D designers:

Junior – Junior 3D designers are anywhere from fresh graduates with extensive training/internship experience up to 11 months of working experience.
Intermediate – If a 3D designer had 1-3 years of relevant experience, it’s considered intermediate.
Senior – Senior 3D designers in the Philippines have 3+ years of relevant experience.

3D design tools

Most 3D artists in the Philippines are experienced in the following 3D platforms:

Autodesk 3DS Max
Adobe Illustrator

There are also 3D designers whose projects involve extensive video and image editing using:

Adobe Premier
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects

Save up to 70% on labor and occupancy costs

Because living costs are so low in the Philippines, labor and occupancy costs are too. We can employ and accommodate fully qualified, very experienced 3D designers for your team in the Philippines for up to 70% less than you’d pay in your local employment market. Outsourcing your 3D modeling and animation just makes good business sense.

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Tips for employing Filipino 3D designers

  • It usually takes 4-6 weeks to hire a 3D designer in the Philippines.
  • Some junior and intermediate designers may have project planning experience since they’re involved in the conceptualization phase, but if you’re looking for someone with project management experience, hire a senior designer or lead designer.
  • In order to assess the proficiency of a 3D designer on a particular tool/platform, we recommend getting them to complete a practical test, in addition to the interview and portfolio review.

Top 5 universities

These 5 colleges and universities produce the highest number of IT, Engineering and Architecture graduates every year:

University of the Philippines
Mapúa University
Far Eastern University
De La Salle University
University of San Carlos

Sample 3D designer profiles

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  • Architecture/Interior Design
  • Prepares concept and exhibition designs using 3D presentations like 3D Max, Photoshop, Illustrator and PowerPoint.
    – 3D Max
    – Photoshop
    – Illustrator
    – Autocad


  • Architect/3D Designer
  • Industrial/Product designer
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  • Advanced Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3ds Max
  • Graphic design, Website design, flash banners
  • 3D stage design, flash presentation, events streamers, brochure design, poster design, motion graphics.
  • 3D arts including booth design, stage design, interior design and other merchandising design.
  • POP, Visual Merchandising, Final Artworks and other Merchandising Materials (Flyer, Poster, Banner).


  • Graphic Designer
  • Visual Designer
  • 3D Designer
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  • Arts/Creative/Graphics Design
    – Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop
    – Substance Painter, PowerPoint Presentation, Marmoset Toolbag, Adobe Illustrator
    – Keyshot, Blender


  • 3D Designer
  • Junior Creative Engineer

Want a 3D designer – or team of designers – in the Philippines?

Since our inception in 2006, MicroSourcing has become one of the biggest managed operations providers in the Philippines. With over 4,000 employees, 6 delivery centers and close to 200 clients, we can help you build a dedicated team in the Philippines, regardless of the roles and level of specialization you require. We have over 180 3D designers/artists in our own candidate database plus 300+ resumes/CVs from partner job portals, and we’ve employed more than 15 3D Designers for our various clients since 2011. We’re experts in outsourced 3D modeling.

Need a 3D animation outsourced immediately? We can help. Call today or send us an email to discuss your company’s 3D designer needs. You’ll have your offshore 3D Designers up and running in as little as 6-8 weeks.

Our Outsourcing Business Consultants will discuss with you what roles can be outsourced, saving up to 70% on employment and housing costs. Once you identify your staffing requirements and complete our Job Description template, you'll receive an analysis of the relative employment costs at different levels of experience in your industry.

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