3D Animator

Hilltop Studios

Canada 100% Remote


3D Artist

Nov 11

Hi! We’re Hilltop Studios. We are an Indie Studio focused on narrative-forward games and interesting/compelling technology. We operate virtually, with team members in Canada, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.

Hilltop is working on a Vertical Slice exploring the usage of an exciting unreleased/prototype controller for R&D. This slice will be a polished showcase of 20-30 minutes of gameplay, but won’t scale to a full game. If you’re comfortable working with early/conceptual stages of prototyping in development, but also love to ship polished, quality work – you’ll enjoy this project.

We’re looking for three people to join our Art Team as full-time contractors for 5 months (Dec 2022 - April 2022), with the possibility of extension on to other projects. This is a fully-remote position, and we are a fully-remote studio.


What we’re looking for (Requirements) 

  • You’ve worked on a minimum of 1 full commercial game before (regardless of size)
  • Experience creating 3D character and object animations for games and in-game cinematics 
  • Knowledge in character and prop rigging, and skinning
  • Knowledge and experience with art and animation workflow, pipelines, and tools
  • Comfort working with Art Pipeline/Art Direction mixing high-poly characters and low-poly environments (e.g., Astroneer)  
  • Deliver high-quality art assets and ensure their efficient integration into the game
  • Work closely with Lead Developer, Director, and Senior Artist to make something we’re all proud to show and players will love
  • +/- 4 hours difference from EST timezone (Based in Canada, Latin America, US, Greenland)


Bonus Skills & Qualities (nice to have, but not required)

  • Animate high-quality assets
  • Illustration experience, especially with character designs/ character turnarounds
  • Familliary with Unity and Unity’s Mecanim Animation System
  • Experience with URP Pipeline in Unity & Plastic SCM
  • Experience creating storyboards for short cinematics
  • Comfort working with teams remotely (we work on Slack)
  • Comfort presenting to Corporate teams/clients


Applying & Role Details

  • ✉️ Send us an email to team@hilltop.so with a subject line that includes the words “Prototype Project - 3D Animator” and a link to your online profile/portfolio that shows your background or things you’ve built/made.
  • 👋 Feel free to include a quick blurb with your email telling us a bit about yourself, but it’s not a requirement. 
  • This will be 5-month contract - you’ll be employed as a salaried Contractor and will be responsible for taking care of taxes and withholdings.
  • Note: a formal cover letter is not necessary. 


Interview Process: 

  • 15-minute screen call to say hi 👋
  • Quick NDA so we can share all the details of the work! It’s a requirement because we’re working on unreleased/prototype technology.
  • 1-Hour Interview with select team members
  • Offer + Reference Checks

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