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March 1, 2021

Fishean Studio is a new VR company that aims to create realistic VR experiences telling the stories of people from marginalized groups. Our premier project and winner of The Big Indie Pitch, Our America, is looking for a mid-senior Technical Animator to create appealing and engaging character animations. Our America is a branching Narrative VR experience about being Black in America. The story follows a father and son on their way to school. As the Technical Animator you will work with the other members of the team to implement the new animations and models into the VR experience. This is a 1-2 month temp position. It is completely remote.

Fishean Studio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.


Our animator will rig 3D models, and create gameplay and facial animations for characters in a VR project and implement them into Unity’s animation controller. They will evaluate animation and pipeline tools for use in production and maintain animation asset organization and smooth workflow between planning, capturing, editing, and implementation of animations.

  • Work with the Creative Director to invent, create and implement in game animations that are incredibly satisfying to play and exciting to watch.
  • Work with engineers to define and improve our animation pipeline.
  • Offer and receive criticism and critique equally well to help constantly raise our team’s quality bar.
  • Help set realistic expectations for animation creation.
  • Create character motions with your own animation tools
  • Work with designers and programmers to implement and iterate on these motions to create compelling, entertaining, and visually appealing gameplay and/or cinematic events
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed
  • Has own software for creating animations


  • Able to rig and animate realistic 3D Character Models
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art or in related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of experience in the games industry as an animator
  • 2+ shipped games titles or equivalent work as an animator
  • 2+ years of experience implementing animations in Unity 3D
  • Have experience working on gameplay and/or interactive animation
  • Have extensive experience animating realistic humans
  • Have a good sense of weight and timing in your animation performances
  • Be comfortable working with minimal direction
  • Be organized, productive, and a good communicator
  • Be flexible with making edits and revisions based on gameplay requirements
  • Online portfolio demonstrating animation
  • Link to a demo reel with description of your work per shot
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management and work discipline.


  • Familiarity with creating animations in VR projects
  • Exposure to game production, Visual FX production, or other technically demanding work is preferred.
  • A passion for games is highly encouraged.
  • Experience with engine animation tools, ik systems, and blendshapes.
  • Art skills such as tech art, modeling, texturing are desirable but not required
  • Skill in another art-related fields – Illustration, painting, technical art
  • Knowledgeable about game industry trends and animation techniques


As a part of the application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an animation test. Demo reel submission for this position MUST INCLUDE IN-GAME FOOTAGE.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us, and we thank you for your interest in Fishean Studio.


What starts as a simple commute for Malcolm and his dad quickly escalates into a life-or-death encounter that both father and son must be cautious to survive. Put on your VR headset and see life through the eyes of a Black father in the U.S. as you take a ride in Our America.

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