Detroit, MI
Denver, CO
Tampa Bay, FL

Explico is seeking

Interns / Co-ops.



Explico is seeking entry and senior level visualization professionals for our Detroit, Denver, and Tampa Bay offices.


Explico is a scientific and engineering consulting firm specializing in collision reconstruction, biomechanics, human factors, transportation engineering, data analysis, mechanical failure analysis, and forensic visualization. We assist clients in understanding complex technical problems by:

1.Providing premium technical consulting services

2.Taking full advantage of modern, state-of-the-art tools

3.Effectively communicating findings directly to clients or in a courtroom setting


Explico is looking for a talented Forensic Animator / 3D Generalist in our Detroit, Denver, or Tampa offices. We are a forensic engineering firm and often create visualizations to both assist in our analysis as well as present to jurors in trial. We are looking for someone who can work with our engineers to effectively perform and communicate our analyses in a visually pleasing manner.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with handling all aspects of the 3D workflow from modeling, lighting, texturing, animation, and rendering. We are looking for the type of person that has a strong attention to detail and is capable of effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines.

Local candidates and candidates willing to relocate to the Denver, Detroit, or Tampa Bay area are preferred, but we are willing to consider exceptional remote candidates. Explico is fully equipped to allow for employees to perform their duties remotely but believes that in-person interaction is critical to our teamwork-centric culture.


This person can generate a variety of models, props, and environments from a variety of source material including laser scan point clouds, photogrammetry, photographs, and technical drawings. A high degree of geometrical accuracy is typically required for our models, where “eyeballing” won’t cut it. The modeling of vehicle interiors and exteriors, whether from scratch or from existing, purchased models, will be a large part of this person’s workload.


This person needs to know how to make things look GREAT and has experience working with a Physically Based Rendering (PBR) pipeline. For us, it’s about making things look physically accurate and using all of the amazing tools that various3D software has to offer to do that. This person should have knowledge of various lighting techniques, color correction, and post-processing effects. They should have the ability to optimize various assets and scenes for rendering, including rendering for AR/VR/XR applications.


Finally, and maybe most importantly, the ideal candidate needs to be a good project manager. We would love to hire a single person that can handle every aspect of our workflow, but we think that’s too limited. We want to do new and crazy things, so we may hire contractors or third parties for specific tasks and this person should be able to effectively vet for those tasks. Essentially, this person needs to be able to coordinate and speak everyone’s language (engineers AND artists).



You like having systems and processes in place so little is left to discretion, guessing, or “winging it.” You double- or triple-read communications prior to sending to ensure grammatical accuracy. When a negative situation is identified, you correct or create a process that ensures no reoccurrence. You have a fine attention to detail and love making things not only physically accurate, but also nice to look at.


You should be willing and able to learn new software and skills, and actively look for opportunities to improve. Computer graphics are constantly evolving, and we want to provide our client with the latest and greatest. Additionally, the more you understand about the science and engineering involved in our analyses and data collection processes the better.


You write and respond to emails making sure to clearly establish requests, responses to inquiries, and actionable items. You don’t hesitate to pick up the phone to get to the bottom of an issue. You understand that most problems are avoided when clear communication is executed at the initiation of a project. You can effectively communicate with individuals with varying skillsets.


You are the type of person that subscribes to the ‘work smarter, not harder’ mentality.You embrace and are excited about the use of technological tools in your day-to-day processes to maintain organization and efficiency. You have been using an online calendar service (Google, iCloud) for years and couldn’t survive without it. You probably have a to-do and notes application that syncs between all of your devices so you are never in a situation where you don’t have your grocery list. You have the ability for basic scripting to automate tasks. You have never said, “I’m just not a techy kind of person.”


This person needs to be technical. Sometimes, we need help from our visualization team to lineup two vehicles to show the impact orientation, create diagrams with dimension lines, and come up with creative ways to take and show various measurements. In other words, you should be good at math... or at least not afraid of math.



• Experience and/or formal education in 3D computer graphics as a technical artist

• Extensive experience in a leading 3D modelling/animation software, Blender preferred

• Additional technical education in math and science would be helpful

• Experience using a PBR pipeline, including an understanding of the underlying physics

• Experience creating 3D models and geometry from various source materials

• Experience working with real-time rendering a plus (Unity, Unreal)

• Project management skills and experience


We are a young organization, and we’re still developing our workflows. That means, in time, your role could evolve. We’re also small, and everyone helps out with all tasks (no matter how big or small). You’ll work with different types of scientists and engineers and all the leaders in the company. You will need to be adaptable as we continue to grow and learn.


We believe in taking care of our team at Explico. The culture within Explico is one of teamwork and mutual respect while having as much fun as possible as we pursue excellence in our craft. Our work is widely varied, never routine and always intellectually challenging. We provide competitive pay, bonus opportunities, paid time off (10 holidays, 15 vacation days, 10 sick days), 401(k) contributions, full healthcare coverage (medical, vision, and dental), life and disability insurance, and an educational assistance program. We would be happy to discuss our benefits further with you through the interview process.

Starting salary range for this position is $55,000 to $80,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

This position is available at our Denver, Detroit and Tampa Bay offices. We are also willing to consider exceptional remote candidates.

Feel free to apply even if you don’t meet all the requirements above. We have high standards, but we’re willing to help you grow.

Who Should Apply

As a company we provide outstanding benefits, opportunities, and most importantly the autonomy-support and trust to forge a unique career path, but there is a significant requirement to join Explico's team. We expect tenacity from our team in their pursuit of excellence.  As a company, we give 100% to the development, growth and wellbeing of our team and require the same effort in return. So, if you are looking for a place where you can clock in and out and "do your time," Explico is not for you. If you are looking for a place to push the envelope, where you are awarded with opportunities and challenges and a culture that supports individual and team growth, fill out the application at the bottom of this page. Maybe we can become a significant part of your overall story!

To apply, follow the step-by-step instructions in the application form below. To be considered, please do not disregard the video upload portion in which you address the three questions listed below. Please note that applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

1.) Tell us a little bit about you!

2.) What interests you most about this position?

3.) Tell us about a time you disagreed with someone.

To be considered, please follow the application instructions thoroughly. We look forward to learning more about you!

Explico is an equal opportunity employer, including disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or other protected characteristic.

To request disability accommodations during the application process, please call Explico’s main line at 248-731-5197 and ask to speak with Human Resources.