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Overview

We are looking for a super switched on Animator to work in our amazing art team. As a Candidate, you should be comfortable animating quadrupeds, bipeds and creatures of all shapes and sizes, with varying degrees of animation styles to a high level of appeal and quality. You will need to excel at convincing character animation, strong grasp of the 12 principles and work as part of a team.

  • Use a strong understanding of 2d animation to craft appealing character animation with dynamic body mechanics and high quality acting personality and appeal.

  • Respond well to instruction, and feedback, take initiative in one's work and be willing to iterate multiple times.

  • Brainstorm and ideate, strong, clear and fun narrative ideas and character pieces that can be executed to high quality, creating storyboards or thumbnails to communicate visual ideas and narrative

  • Firm display of understanding over 2D animation workflows and pipelines from puppet/bone animated 2d Rigs to 2d hand-drawn vfx etc.

  • Ability to create quality 2D assets and/OR rig 2D characters and animate them.

  • Strong drawing ability with quality and appealing rendering quality

  • Comprehension of 2d animation pipeline and workflows.

What You Bring To The Role

  • 3+ years of experience in 2d animation production with shipped titles in an Animation role.

  • Excellent knowledge of animating using Spline or Adobe suite, with outstanding animation skills demonstrating knowledge and application of weight, timing, pace, poses and storytelling

  • Excellent understanding of how animation must work in a pipeline structure and expectations

  • Firm display of illustration and character design skills.

  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, communication, organisational and problem-solving skills, as well as team working and the ability to accept and follow direction

  • Advanced level of knowledge with 2D animation asset creation and development.

  • A genuine passion for animation, bringing characters to life with the highest appeal and strong visual storytelling.

  • Ability to Create animation assets, rig and animate them through a full 2D production pipeline to end rendered result to a high quality and consistency.

  • Experience with either Spine 2D or Adobe. (Or both!)

  • The ability to prioritise and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and manage competing priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction.

  • Understanding of 2D animation and production as an industry as a whole.

  • Conduct strategy audits with your lead to identify further opportunities to improve the way we do things.

  • Think on their feet and act quickly.

  • Have a can-do with the ability to turn a negative into a positive, no problem is too great.

Bonus Points!

  • Familiarity in Rigging and Skinning with Spine 2D.

  • StoryBoard skills and/or narrative writing.

  • 2D hand-drawn animation skills; character or VFX.