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2D GAME ANIMATOR

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.

How to Apply

Email your application to jobs@playsidestudios.com.

Your application should include your CV and any relevant portfolio links.

Only candidates successful will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles.