3D Artist

Toronto, ON, Canada

Sago Mini is an award-winning publisher of preschool apps and toys worldwide. We are supported by a team of artists, designers, developers, product managers, thinkers, and doers devoted to play. With over 100 million downloads and three subscription services featuring 45+ apps,  Sago Mini brings thoughtful design to life for kids and parents worldwide. Along with Toca Boca and Originator, we’re part of the Piknik family – a collection of top-rated apps for kids in one subscription. 


About the Role

Sago Mini is seeking a 3D Artist to collaborate with our team on creating a fun 3D cozy game experience for kids! You’ll work closely with our design team to create 3D content, taking ideas from a sketch all the way to final rendering. We’ll count on you to help us fill up our world with charming characters, natural elements, and fun objects that match our well-established 2d look and feel. 

This is a six-month contract position with the potential for extension.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be available to join the team in-person at our downtown Toronto office once a week.

You’ll thrive in this role if you…

  • Enjoy receiving art direction and can implement it efficiently.
  • Get excited from working in small, cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Have excellent time management skills and consistently meet project deadlines.
  • Are great at communicating and take the initiative to keep teammates informed on your status. 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Collaborating closely with a small art and tech team.
  • Sketching out ideas and aligning with the team on direction before modeling them in 3D.
  • Creating soft surface 3D models of natural elements (flowers, bushes, trees, etc.), furniture, tools, buildings and various other objects to populate our environments.
  • Presenting concepts and final models to the project team as well as at company-wide show & share meetings.
  • Paying close attention to the project pipeline (and your own) and being on the lookout for ways to improve it to support your teammates.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2-3 years of experience in Maya or 3DS Max
  • Experience with texturing in Photoshop
  • Skilled at sketching out multiple concept ideas for a model
  • Skilled in soft surface modeling
  • An advanced certificate or diploma in an artistic field
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Nice to Haves

  • A background in mobile games or Nintendo Switch games
  • Experience working in Unity
  • Experience designing a cozy aesthetic aimed at children and/or families 

About the Process

  • You’ll get an email response confirming we’ve received your application, and we’ll let you know within a few weeks if we’d like to schedule a follow-up.
  • If you’re moving ahead, we’ll book a call to learn more about your experience. 
  • If that goes well, we’ll send you a short homework assignment to get a better feel for your skillset. 
  • If the assignment goes well, we’ll book an interview with you and the hiring team to dive deeper prior to making a decision. 
  • Finally, you’ll meet a few members of the team you’d work closely with prior to an offer being extended. 

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  


Based in Toronto, Sago Sago Toys of Spin Master Limited a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. We hire humble, collaborative, and ambitious people who care about doing great work. Sago Mini is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company.


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