3D Artist (6 Month Contract)

Blackbird Interactive

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 100% Remote


3D Artist


Apr 20

Blackbird Interactive is a creative-fueled, future-driven, independent game studio where the best talent in the industry can find long-term careers to help grow their abilities while working on a wide range of projects, which encompass world-class IPs as well as our own creations across multiple genres.

In 2022, we announced that our studio is implementing a four-day work week as well as supporting in-studio, remote within Canada, and hybrid work arrangements as permanent options to our employees.

Blackbird Interactive is looking for an intermediate 3D artist to join our team. You'll primarily produce DLC content in the form of modeling and texturing characters, props and structures for the latest Minecraft game, Minecraft: Legends. If you like bringing new concepts to life and extending the enjoyment of older content, this position is for you!

What success looks like:

  • Quality and Consistency: Create high-quality 3D character models and PBR texture maps that match the concept, art direction, and design. Ensure consistency across all character and skin assets and work closely with concept artists to maintain the desired quality and style.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with animators and VFX artists to ensure a smooth pipeline and effective integration of all assets. Adapt work methods to meet technical constraints and communicate effectively with the team to ensure clear direction and coordination.
  • Technical Proficiency: Stay up-to-date on best practices in the video game industry and integrate them into the project to ensure optimal performance and visual quality. Demonstrate proficiency in software such as Maya, Photoshop, and Substance Suite.
  • Project Management: Work independently and collaboratively on tasks, with and without supervision, to meet project deadlines and milestones. Manage time and resources effectively to ensure the project's success.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Bring a creative and innovative approach to character design and texture creation. Demonstrate an ability to think outside the box while maintaining consistency with the project's requirements.

What we are looking for in a Portfolio

  • Examples of stylized characters/environments that showcase your ability to create high quality assets.
  • PBR textures that demonstrate your attention to detail and understanding of the technical aspects of game development.
  • Experience working with engines such as Unity or Unreal, and an understanding of the technical limitations and requirements of game engines.
  • At least 3 years in game dev environment

Vacation & Extras

+ 4-day, 32-hour work week for all full-time staff

+ Mentorship program

+ Skunkworks internal game jam program

+ 4 weeks paid vacation per year

+ 11 paid stat holidays

+ 3 paid days per year for professional development

+ December holiday studio closure (extra paid time off!)

+ Comprehensive health/dental benefits from day 1

+ Life insurance

+ $300 Healthcare Spending Account per annum

+ RRSP matching

+ Profit-sharing bonus program

If applying for an artistic role, please provide a link to your portfolio and/or demo reel.

Any questions about the role and/or accessibility requests can be sent to: recruitment@blackbirdinteractive.com

Unfortunately, we cannot reply to everyone. Only successful applicants will be contacted about the next steps. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are interested in the role, please apply even if your experience and skills don’t perfectly match our ideal credentials. We are committed to inclusion and especially encourage members of historically marginalized communities to apply. As an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. BBI does not discriminate against applicants based on gender, race, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

Blackbird Interactive is privileged to be developing our projects on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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Art-fueled, future-driven, independent studio. BBI is now hiring for multiple roles on multiple projects!