Senior Technical Artist

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September 14, 2021
Full Time

We are seeking a full-time Senior Technical Artist for current projects at our growing remote studio!

We love creating a large amount of highly stylized art and in-game assets. To achieve the beautiful, stylized visuals we strive for, it’s vital to have a Technical Artist that can act as a creative contributor and technical bridge between artists and programmers.

Apply your various skills to create things like advanced IK & Rigs, procedural animations, and procedural props, while developing Export Pipelines, and more!

Own our pipeline and push us to our maximum potential to realize the full beauty of our current and future games!

We seek collaborative individuals that are excited to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of our game's production & design, working together as a team.


  • Develop rigging tools, scripts, and plugins to create best in class workflows and processes.
  • Provide and create solutions to enable advanced deformation on characters, creatures, and other assets that are animated\simulated.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas such as lighting and rendering, texturing, materials and graphics-related programming languages such as shaders
  • Co-develop tools that support and empower our artists and designers
  • Help to build, customize, streamline and maintain our art pipeline
  • Proactively seek out pipeline improvements, workflows and technology issues.
  • Think creatively to resolve technical challenges and limitations
  • Use your working knowledge of console hardware architecture to apply techniques for optimization
  • Collaborate and communicate daily with teammates creating content.


  • Ability and drive to contribute innovative and original ideas across all aspects of the game's design & production.
  • Highly proficient with Maya and all relevant tools
  • Fair grasp of modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, scripting
  • Ample Pymel scripting experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Built import/export pipelines for artists on at least one (preferably shipped) game

Bonus Qualifications

  • Located in PT, MT, or CT timezone, or willing to relocate
  • Experience with Houdini and other procedural generation tools
  • VFX capabilities

Gardens Offers*

  • Competitive pay
  • Stock Options
  • Full Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Unlimited paid vacation, holiday and sick time with flexibility in timing
  • Flexibility in work location(s) -- Gardens will open a physical studio location in the future, but employees will have the choice to continue working remotely.

*Benefits and perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Gardens and the country in which you work.

How To Apply

Send your application and resume to with the title "Senior Technical Artist".

Please include specific skills you would bring to a new project, as well as any links to current and/or past projects.

We are supportive of a diverse workforce and strive for inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, criminal history, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulation, and ordinances.

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About Us

Gardens is tending the future of online adventure games!

Gardens Interactive is a new remote game studio founded by creators of games like Journey, What Remains of Edith Finch, Sky: Children of the Light, Blaseball and more. We specialize in crafting vibrant virtual worlds that foster meaningful and memorable multiplayer moments between players around the globe!

Together, we are committed to providing a healthy, inclusive, collaborative, and transparent work environment for all!

We are independent and backed by industry-leading investors.

We are currently creating our flagship project — an innovative 3D, online, action-adventure title inspired by our favorite memories from playing online games over the years.

Come grow with us!

We are currently hiring 3D artists, tech artists, and engineers. Click here to view (and share) all of our openings.

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