3D Generalist

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December 18, 2020
Full Time

We’re looking for a 3D Generalist to come join our team in LA. This position is for an amazing artist who is experienced working on games and able to work across a variety of styles. At Tender Claws, you’ll be responsible for modeling, texturing, animating and optimizing your 3D art. You should be able to bring concept art to life, as well as create your own designs within the game’s art style and technical constraints. VR experience is a plus! We make ambitious, innovative projects quickly and are looking to work with self-directed people who are excited to experiment and help create new things they’ve never seen before. Preference will be given to full-time artists who can eventually join us locally at our office in Los Angeles.


  • Design and model environments, props, and characters in the 3D modeling software of your choice
  • Optimize your art assets and integrate them into Unity
  • Collaborate with level designers, programmers, and the production team


  • Comfortable with both low poly stylized and PBR workflows
  • Unity 3D experience
  • Ability to make optimized, game-ready 3D assets with good topology
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently


  • Excited to work across multiple parts of a project
  • Experience working in VR
  • Your own independent game, writing, or art practice
  • Particle and effect design experience
  • Character animation experience
  • Coding skills
  • Likes cats and/or “Cats: The Musical”

TO APPLY, please send an introductory email to production@tenderclaws.com, containing the following:

  • Subject line containing the title of the job you are applying for (i.e. 3D Generalist)
  • Your resume, or a summary of relevant experience
  • Links to your portfolio site or other relevant showcase of your work (please specify project roles)


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Tender Claws is an art/games studio that makes everything from AR fish that feed on your emotions to giant sentient talking sticks of butter. Our first release PRY was one of Apple’s top Apps of 2015 and an IGF Finalist. Our first VR game “Virtual Virtual Reality” (VVR), a comedy satire where players put on VR headsets in VR, won “Best VR Experience” at the Google Play Awards 2017. Our hybrid VR and immersive theater game “The Under Presents” launched in 2019, was an Emmy finalist for “Innovation in Interactive Media” and won “VR Experience of the Year” at the 2020 VR Awards. Most recently, “Tempest,” our one-of-a-kind immersive digital theatre experience, was selected as one of LA Times “10 Best Games of 2020.”

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