We are the makers of casual mobile hit Love & Pies, which globally launched in September 2021 and has now found its way into the hands of millions of players around the world. We’re backed by Supercell, one of the biggest and best in the industry.
We make games for everyone that are snackable yet nourishing — built to fit into your daily life, but with the emotional depth of your favourite TV show. Our team always comes first at Trailmix, and our culture is built on both high performance and high care — we strive to be the best versions of ourselves, but always within an environment based on inclusivity, respect and safety, no matter who you are or where you come from.
Junior Technical Artist
Here at Trailmix we’re looking for a talented and ambitious Jr technical artist. Experienced in 3D and Unity, with a strong 2D sensibility, you'll help implement new areas of the map of our Merge mobile game Love & Pies. You’ll help our art and narrative teams to implement content efficiently, overcome problems, and maintain (and improve!) Love and Pies' ever growing map & unique visual style.
Our ideal candidate has an extensive knowledge of working in Unity and Maya and/or Blender, creating, implementing and finding enjoyment in technical aspects that add creativity into the game.
IMPLEMENTING OUTSOURCED ASSETS - Adding a variety of content from outsourcers into the Love & Pies project and setting up the relevant backend, animation and gameplay components. And occasionally communicating technical feedback and constraints with them.
SUPPORTING 3D & ANIMATIONS - Supporting artists with 3D asset creation and advising best practises in Maya and/or Blender and assisting in the creation of Unity animations and particles.
FIXING SIMPLE BUGS - Working with the content, QA and developer teams to fix a range of visual and content related bugs on a fast moving production schedule, as well as helping to effectively maintain branches within our source control systems.
SUPPORTING ART & CONTENT DESIGN - Helping the content design teams with general concerns and supporting their process using Unity and Love and Pies tooling. This also involves helping with the technical aspects of cutscene creation and getting up to speed on our content management system and its many uses.
COMMUNICATING ENGINE LIMITATIONS - Helping to advise artists and outsourcers on engine limitations of new map areas whilst helping to push their creative vision. This includes having a strong awareness of texture sizing and asset constraints.
IMPLEMENTATION TOOLING - Highlighting easy wins in the implementation process and working with developers or tooling outsourcers to improve this.
1-2 years previous experience working on a released game project as a technical artist or similar.
Rockstar experience in Unity working with 2D & 3D assets, shader & materials, textures, animation controllers, particle systems and cameras
Experience working with assets in Maya and/or Blender, low poly environment modelling, optimised UVing and texturing, efficient and clean workfiles for scalable scenes
Excellent communication skills to clearly convey technical concepts and requirements to both technical and non-technical team members
Experience working with Github or other source control software
Nice to Have
Experience working with Spine: skinning, animating and rigging
Trailmix is operating under a hybrid work model - we have 3 days a week (Monday, Thursday & Friday) in person at our brand new studio in Kings X with the remaining 2 days available to work from home.
Tax advantaged Stock options
Fully comprehensive Private Medical Care including Dental Care (premiums paid by Trailmix)
28 days Holiday (including 3 company holiday days around Christmas)
Free drinks and snacks in the office
Company gifts and swag
Socials and events
Trailmix was founded to make a positive impact on our players, our community, and our colleagues. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture, and fostering an environment where people can flourish is our priority. We think it’s vital that players see themselves represented in games, and in Love & Pies we showcase the beautiful diversity of life. Love & Pies represents the people we are and the people we love, and we’re always looking to add more people who want to design games for everyone.