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Lead Animator

Animator - Art / Animation - Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Job Title Lead Animator
Job Description

We've searching for a Lead Animator to join a company who is making huge strides in the world of Animation, VFX and game cinematics.

Founded by experienced Artists and Animators the studio has a rich history going back over 10 years, their work has seen them become an award-winning, international studio, who collaborate with partners around the globe.

Their work is heavily focussed around the games industry, creating cinematics and distinctive content and commercials for beloved franchises. As a collective, they are a small but dedicated team of professionals providing animation and VFX services of the highest quality.

The company works from a state of the art studio located in a cosmopolitan area, that's one of Yorkshire's up and coming locations. They offer a range of benefits and provide full relocation assistance and visa support.


  • Creating character, creature and vehicle keyframe animation
  • Camera layout/previs
  • Planning character performance for shots, including recording reference
  • Working closely with your team to ensure consistency across shots
  • Continuing technical knowledge, adapting to new processes and technologies - inspiring your team to follow suit


  • 5 or more years of Animation experience
  • Strong knowledge of animating using Autodesk Maya
  • Accomplished animation skills with knowledge of strong posing, timing, weight, rhythm and storytelling
  • Comprehensive knowledge of basic artistic human anatomy
  • Knowledge and understanding of real world physics and applying this within animation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with other departments to solve challenges
  • Good knowledge of cinematography
  • Able to commute to or relocate to work in Yorkshire, UK


Sector Art / Animation
Category Animator
Level Lead
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Date Posted 15 May 2024
Reference 19682
Recruiter Aardvark Swift
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