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Spherical is hiring a Technical Artist to implement digital experiences across a series of tools and games supporting climate resilience in Los Angeles. This position is remote.
What You'll Do
- Implement graphics and animations in WebGL to communicate a vision of climate resilience in Los Angeles, possibly including depictions of urban environments, nature-based infrastructure projects, and water flows, based on concept art
- Draw from and advance our internal world design system (currently under development) to communicate effective and consistent emotional worlds
- Establish environmental lighting and atmospheric effects
- Analyze performance data with developers, as well as brainstorm and implement performance optimizations
- Work with developers to integrate art assets into the broader application, including working under git-based version control and troubleshooting issues
- Maintain a library of models and other assets for reusability across a suite of tools and games
What You Need
- 3+ years of experience in art, animation, or coding for urban or natural environments
- Experience with WebGL
- Experience integrating into agile development workflows and git-based version control
- Experience optimizing performance of artistic assets
- Ability to collaborate with engineers, designers, and product managers
- Ability to synthesize input into artistic directions and communicate the rationale behind decisions
- Proactive communication style, seeking feedback and team alignment on work
- Please provide a link to your portfolio when applying
Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems.
Spherical is building a field kit of open-source tools to support community-driven climate resilience in Los Angeles. Co-designed with community organizers, climate scientists, policymakers, and infrastructure developers, our tools support diverse communities in dreaming into collective visions of whole, more-than-human futures. Our field kit includes interactive media for teaching whole-systems approaches to climate resilience, a tool to support collaborative visioning, and a game for sketching possible scenarios. This unique assemblage of domains and media calls for a diverse team of creative collaborators. We encourage women and people of color to apply.
Below is a sample of prior work for this project: