We're hiring!


The Job

Kitten Cup Studio is looking for an experienced character rigger and animator to bring to life a variety of cat characters 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 960 hours split between 16 characters, 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.



  • Rig and animate low-poly engine-ready characters using character models provided by the Art Director and 3D Character Artist

  • Work closely with the Art Director and 3D Character Artist to problem-solve and create characters that meet the artistic goals of the project

  • Implement characters and assets ready to be brought into Unity

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

  • Occasionally assist with additional art duties (animating or advising on other objects or rigs)


Must Have

  • Industry experience 3D rigging and animating characters for videogames

  • Industry experience working in Unity or industry equivalent game engine

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

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Interest in cats, tea, and cozy game


Nice to Have

  • Experience with working and collaborating in an indie development pipeline

  • Familiarity with animating anthropomorphic animal characters a bonus

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


How to Apply

Send an email to jobs@kittecupstudio.com and begin the subject line with “Animator and Rigger” 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.