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AAA Senior Animator - Character Creation


Skillsearch Limited

Salary on application

Sheffield, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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Permanent | Full Time


Senior Animator in Sheffield

We’re looking for a talented Senior Animator to join the team at this award-winning studio in Sheffield. This exciting opening is a great chance for an experienced Senior Animator to join a studio that is enjoying huge success year on year.

This AAA studio in Sheffield are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Animator, who is skilled in a broad range of animation styles and capable of creating dynamic and compelling animation. We are looking for someone who understands game animation production and is ideally a Senior (but  someone with the right skills who is looking to advance their career would be considered). The ideal candidate will enjoy being involved in a friendly, hard working environment and be able to communicate well within the art team as well as with other development disciplines.

The studio at hand has a wide variety of projects in development and for an Animator that means working on something that could vary in style from stylised to realistic and any point in between. We require someone who is flexible in both talent and mindset.

As a Senior Animator here, you will benefit from a sociable and supportive culture, as well as the option of flexitime in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance and several other great perks.

Senior Animator responsibilities:

Assist lead animator in developing animation style and direction

Create high-quality animations that contribute to the creation of successful game characters

Implement animations into the project’s engine

Contribute to the development of the techniques and practices of the animation team

Collaborate with the technical animators, designers, programmers and other artists in order to ensure the work of the animation team is created in the most efficient and responsible way

Produce high-quality hand keyed animation

Key requirements for this role in Sheffield:

Understanding of modern video game animation systems

Excellent knowledge of traditional animation principles

Strong AAA game experience.

Understanding of the fundamentals of animation 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

Excellent knowledge or at least one 3D package (Maya/3DSMax)

Good understanding of the game development process.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving studio in the heart of Sheffield. If you’re passionate about games and creating a beautiful player experience and you want to be a part of a successful studio in a rewarding environment, then this could be the next step in your career.

As well as the benefits mentioned above, this studio offers a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and a very sociable work environment with several events organised throughout the year. On top of this, you will be working in a team of driven individuals, where each member is encouraged to be themselves and you can be sure that each person’s input will be valued and will have an impact on the end product.

Tags:  Animator, animation, Maya, 3DSMax, Motion Builder, Unreal, UE.

A little bit about the city: Sheffield

Sheffield is a big city with the feel of a small town, with a booming creative industry that has been recognised as the best in the North, this vibrant city welcomes talent and innovation. Lying partly within the Peak District, Sheffield has been nicknamed ‘The Outdoor City’ allowing plenty of opportunity for adventure, from mountain biking to visiting a tropical greenhouse. Sheffield also boasts a wealth of culture including theatres and the National Videogame Museum. Thanks to strong transport links, Sheffield is also easily reached from other major cities such as Leeds and Nottingham.

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