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Lead Animator – REMOTE OR Midlands, UK – Animation Studio

Project: Video Games
Note: A VISA cannot be sponsored for this position
Applicants that wish to apply remotely must be in UK/EU time zones.


Our client is a growing Animation Studio providing outstanding animation services to the games and interactive entertainment industries. They have fast made a name for themselves and have contributed to many video games including work on major IP’s.

As a Senior / Lead Animator you’ll have in-depth and practical knowledge of game development.

You’ll lead projects and a small animation team to create believable high-quality character animations.


  • Games industry experience in at a Senior/Lead Level. Freelance experience desirable.
  • Have excellent hand keyed character and creature animation demonstrated in their Reel.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to adapt and work with new technologies and workflows.
  • Ability to switch up styles from cartoony to realistic.
  • Experience working with motion capture data and leading shoots.
  • Capable of creating schedules and committing to delivery dates.
  • In depth knowledge of Maya and have an understanding and experience with rigging and skinning.
  • Ability to implement your work in engine, working with state machines and other related concepts. Any Unity and UE4 knowledge / experience desirable.


  • Create high quality, hand keyed character, creature and environmental animations.
  • Lead and collaborate with other disciplines to ensure the animations works as intended in the game.
  • Manage / mentor internal and external animators.
  • Occasionally attend trade shows, educational talks as and when the time comes.


  • Zero Crunch.
  • Wide Variety of Projects.
  • Competitive salary.
  • 20 days paid holiday + 1 per year up to 24 and bank holidays on top!
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Small team environment.
  • Relocation bonus if required.

Interested in finding out more about the studio, project and benefits of working at this studio? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

Lead Animator – REMOTE OR Midlands, UK – Animation Studio

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 09/13/2021

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