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Here at LAIKA, we walk a different path. Our studio is a place where you have the freedom to enjoy what you do, mold your own career, and still have time to enjoy all that one of the most livable and creative cities in the U.S. has to offer. Are you ready to collaborate, innovate, and make your mark at LAIKA?
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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT LAIKA

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Recruiting Spotlight: Marilyn Escobar

Marilyn entered the film industry on the Production side and joined LAIKA as an Art/Design Coordinator in 2019. But in 2022, she made the jump to Recruiting. “I was looking for a role where I could assist in the growth and development of others, particularly those who are just starting their professional journeys,” she says.
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Animator Spotlight: Kristian Larsen

Originally from Norway, Kristian relocated to Oregon to join LAIKA’s Missing Link Animation team in 2017. “It was a very exciting opportunity for me, since I had always wished to be part of a big stop-motion feature film and experience all that comes with it,” he says. Working on Wildwood, with its “epic size and all the different characters,” has been next level.
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Technology Spotlight: Jacqueline Aleson-O’Farrell, Training & Development Analyst

With a degree in Design & Applied Arts, a love of Coraline and ParaNorman, and a penchant for variety in her workdays, Jacqueline is well suited to her role at LAIKA. “Any project that asks me to wear a different hat from the day before is fun for me,” she says.
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Visual Effects Spotlight: Leon Hodge, CG Lighter

An artist and cinephile, Leon thought he’d work in traditional hand-drawn animation. But an internship at an animation studio steered him toward a career as a lighting artist. “When I heard the lighting lead talk about exposure, color, contrast, lights, and darks, I was hooked. To be able to convey a feeling and a mood through lighting amazed me,” he recalls.
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Senior Network Engineer: Katelyn Schiesser

While the desire to step outside her comfort zone and experience a more imaginative work environment first drew Katelyn to LAIKA in 2017, it’s the people who keep her here all these years later. “LAIKA has some of the most creative, friendly, and interesting people I have ever worked with,” Katelyn says. “Being able to talk with others in a plethora of fields — woodworking, metalworking, electrical engineering, you name it — really makes this place special.”
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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

LAIKA’s benefits program provides employees with best-in-class coverage and onsite services, including:
  • Inclusive, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance (with an option for 100% employer-paid medical insurance premiums), complemented by additional cancer care, diabetes management, and family forming/fertility programs.
  • A competitive 401(k) plan with immediately vested company match (50% on the first 6% of contributions).
  • Onsite medical and wellness services, such as primary care, lab services, mental health care, nutrition counseling, yoga classes, massage therapy, group acupuncture, and a full gym.
  • An ergonomics and injury prevention program with onsite physical therapists.
  • A barista-staffed onsite coffee shop, fully subsidized by LAIKA.
  • Partially subsidized healthy meals.
  • Employer-paid access to legal and financial planning experts, and paid assisted tax filing.
  • LinkedIn Learning memberships and regular onsite and virtual learning opportunities for all employees.
  • We host a number of exciting employee events, both onsite and offsite, throughout the year to foster connection, encourage team building, and spread community in inclusive social settings.

Workplace AWards

USA Today: Top Work Places 2024 USA
DE&I Practices Top Work Places 2023
Washington County Oregon Green Business Leaders Gold Award 2023–2026
Portland Business Journal's The List: Healthiest Employers 2023
The Oregonian Top Work Places 2023
The Oregonian Top Work Places 2022