Animator - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Sheffield

Job Title Animator - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
Job Category Animator
Job Description Animator - Sheffield

This is your chance to join one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 230 staff! Since their inception they’ve  had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony and Disney, and have recently released their own original IP to critical acclaim.

They're now looking for a talented animator who is capable of creating dynamic and compelling character animations, including hand-eyed and/or motion capture based) as required by the project. 


  • Thorough understanding of animation fundamentals for human and non-human characters;
  • Understanding of character creation process from concept, to modelling and final rigging;
  • Demonstrable experience in creating animation of a high standard while maintaining visual and functional specifications for game mechanics;
  • Excellent knowledge of at least one major 3D package (ie Maya or 3DSMax) .


  • Game engine experience (UE4, amoung others);
  • Character modeling, texturing and rigging skills
  • Traditional art/animation background
  • Technical aptitude and experience
  • Storyboarding

Why should you apply:

This is a studio that looks after their staff, providing a relaxed and friendly environment and excellent benefits. You’ll enjoy generous holidays, flexitime, a free on site gym and numerous studio parties, including a studio Game Jam – where staff spend a whole day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by the studio!

Interested? Contact Danny Blachford at or on 01709 834777.

Not for you but know someone who this’d be great for? Refer them and we’ll give you £1000 if they get the job!
Salary Negotiable
Location Sheffield
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 21/08/2017
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