We're hiring!

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The Job

Kitten Cup Studio is looking for an experienced character artist to model a variety of cat characters into animation-ready 3D assets for our upcoming game Pekoe. This is a remote work-for-hire contract open to Ontario residents (we are unable to hire outside of the province at this time, sorry!).

This position is compensated at $25/h. The contract is for 640 hours, but may be extended depending on your experience and skill to include other work. There is a two-month probation period.

While this position is a work-for-hire contract, we are a small studio looking to grow our team with skilled and passionate developers. For this reason, while this is a specialized position, generalist developer experience and the ability to wear more than one hat is an added bonus! We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every criteria listed. Folks historically marginalized in the videogame industry and those with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities

  • Model and texture low-poly engine-ready characters using character sheets provided by the Art Director

  • Work closely with the Art Director to problem-solve and create characters that meet the artistic goals of the project

  • Implement and arrange characters and assets in Unity

  • Collaborate with the 3D Animator in problem-solving and animation mock-ups

  • Deliver on artistic/creative goals while adhering to the production, gameplay, and performance requirements of the project

  • Occasionally assist with additional art duties (3D modeling environment and props)

 

Must Have

  • Industry experience 3D modeling and texturing characters for videogames with clean and optimized models

  • Industry experience working in Unity or industry equivalent game engine

  • Experience working in 3D modeling program, strong preference to Blender

  • Experience making hand-painted textures

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Interest in cats, tea, and cozy games

 

Nice to Have

  • Experience with working and collaborating in an indie development pipeline

  • Familiarity with modeling anthropomorphic animal characters a bonus

  • Professional rigging experience is a bonus

  • Professional animation experience is a bonus

  • Familiarity with communication tools such as Slack, Jira, and Github is a bonus

 

How to Apply

Send an email to jobs@kittecupstudio.com and begin the subject line with “3D Character Artist” along with your name, or fill out this google form. Submit your resume and portfolio and tell us a little bit about yourself! Please let us know what your favourite tea is to show you’ve read through the entire application.

Note: As part of the selection process we may ask you for a paid art test.