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Animation Director – AAA Console Studio – Guildford

Animation Director – AAA Console Studio – Guildford

Amiqus have partnered with an exciting Award-Winning Games Studio based in Guildford, who are known for setting a high-quality bar on console titles. They are currently going through a period of expansion and require an Animation Director to deliver a brand-new console title.

As the Animation Director, you will be working closely with the art, design and tech teams to create the best in-game animation. You’ll be an expert in leading and mentoring and getting the best out of people. You will be working on a new IP, which is still early in production, so you’ll have plenty of areas to influence and create your own ideas, whilst also leading the Animation strategy for the project.  

You’ll be an expert in both cinematic and in-game character animation, with a preference for someone with skills with both motion capture and keyframe animation, however the role is open to someone who has experience of one of these.

This role can offer this person a chance to own quite a large area of the project and would suit someone who enjoys working in a focused team, where they can get involved with the concept phases and really make a difference on the final output. All whilst managing, mentoring and leading a small team in the process. You will get the opportunity to build a further team around you, once settled in the position!  

This role is also open to Senior/Lead Animators looking to make the step up into a Director level role.

This role offers a hybrid model which includes 2 or 3 days working from home each week. There is a competitive salary on offer, including exclusive studio benefits, relocation assistance, pension, choice of equipment and a generous holiday allowance.


  • Past Animation experience in the games or film industry
  • Knowledge of either cinematic, motion captured or key framed character animation 
  • Good understanding of Unreal would be a bonus!  
  • Experience with any of the following - Max, Maya or Motion Builder 
  • Knowledge of anatomy and human body mechanics

If you are interested in this position or simply want to know more, please send your CV to 

Animation Director – AAA Console Studio – Guildford

Guildford, UK
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 11/25/2021

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