Technical Artist

Technical Artist


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.

About Spherical

Spherical is a strategic design and integrative research studio supporting projects regenerating the health and integrity of Earth’s living systems. Learn more →

Current Project

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


Remote (UTC -8 to -4)