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Lead Animator – Console/VR Projects – South East (Hybrid)

Lead Animator – Console/VR Projects – South East (Hybrid)

We have partnered with an exciting games studio based in the South East, who require a Lead Animator to help work on a range of action fuelled VR titles, some of which have earned high praise and acclaim. The Studio were formed by a range of key figures in the games industry and over the years have built an experienced AAA quality team.

As the Lead Animator, 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. 

You’ll be an expert in both in-game character/human 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 with one of these.

This role can offer this Lead Animator a chance to own quite a large area of the project and would suit someone who enjoys working in a small 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.

There is a competitive salary on offer, including exclusive studio benefits, relocation assistance, pension, private healthcare, personal development plans, regular social events, mental health support and a generous holiday allowance.

This role is hybrid working, with ideally 2-3 days in-house if possible, however the studio is open to someone only doing 1 day a week onsite.  


  • Past Animation experience in the games industry
  • Experience with Keyframe animation
  • Experience with Maya, Motion Builder, Premier or similar
  • Desire to Lead or Mentor a team
  • Good understanding of Unity or Unreal
  • Knowledge of anatomy and human body mechanics
  • A Portfolio demonstrating your work
  • Motion Capture experience is a nice to have

To apply please send your CV to

Lead Animator – Console/VR Projects – South East (Hybrid)

Guildford, UK
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience

Published on 14 Feb 2024

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