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Lead Facial Animator (Narrative Adventure)

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🌎 Remote (UK)


Liverpool, UK / Remote within UK




We offer a very competitive package, which is dependent on experience.


We're looking for a Lead Facial Animator to join our team on a dark, story-driven next generation β€˜Narrative Adventure’ with genre defining goals

This huge, highly ambitious partnership project takes atmosphere, storytelling, player agency and narrative firmly into ground-breaking territory on next-generation hardware technologies.

This project has AAA ambitions with a heavy focus on art, animation and delivering unique character performances to heighten player presence and immersion to new levels.


  • Work closely with the Art Director, Technical Animation Lead & Lead Animator to develop and refine animation workflows and pipelines
  • Create visually stunning 3D facial animations
  • Create accurate detailed facial animation control rigs
  • Ensure that the work of the team follows the quality standards, artistic direction and set deadlines
  • Develop a positive and energetic team culture
  • Bring your own experience of best working practices to the team
  • Work with Dev Managers to ensure a realistic time estimates are given
  • Identify shortfalls in skills and support ongoing recruitment efforts to grow the Animation team


  • Proven experience as a Lead Facial Animator on at least one shipped PC or console title
  • Experience working on a AAA title
  • A good level of technical expertise
  • Excellent knowledge of Maya and Motion Builder
  • Experience working with motion capture data and pipelines
  • A deep understanding of animation principles with a focus on high quality facial animation
  • Previous experience with Unreal Engine or a proprietary engine
  • Have an understanding of mo-cap rigs at a high level
  • Experience with people management, skills development and mentoring


  • Any experience with UE4 Maya Animation Rigging Toolset (ART)

If you believe you have the right skills and experience for a role on an exciting new project, please email your C.V. and supporting portfolio to the email at the apply button below with the Job Code.

Job Reference: HB-LFAN-01