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Character Art and Animation Manager – Remote OR London (UK) – Console Video Games

Location: Remote or London (UK) Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Slightly Mad Studios

Job Type: Permanent

Genre: Console Video Games


My client was founded in 2009 and is a premier games developer of world class console video games. Work has begun on a new project and they are looking for an experienced and passionate Character Art & Animation Manager to manage, collaborate and contribute to all stages of the animations, characters and cinematics pipeline.



  • A portfolio that demonstrates character modelling, sculpting and 3D animations skills
  • Experience with characters skinning and rigging
  • Experience with 3ds Max, Maya or Motionbuilder pipelines
  • Previously shipped titles as an art department manager or art lead
  • Ability to successfully deconstruct broad feature goals into prioritised tasks.
  • Able to build consensus on overall goals and balance resource allocation based on project goals and individual ability
  • Passion for character design, storytelling and animation



  • Directly manage the team responsible for animations, characters, cinematics and concept art. Work with production to define the art schedule and establish procedures and expectations.
  • Maintain overall art vision and quality across all departments through style guides, paintovers, peer review, and regular feedback.
  • Create and maintain art production pipelines, processes, and workflows.
  • Collaborate with technical art and programming teams to help to develop new tools, engine features, and workflow changes.
  • Collaborate with characters and animation team to help to create visually stunning 3D animations, characters and cinematics
  • Proactively develop the skills of the team’s artists, including mentoring, suggesting educational opportunities, and generally advocating professional development.
  • Coordinate with and manage outsource partners for timely delivery, as well as parity with internal art style and quality.



  • Experience developing games for PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Experience with realistic characters and facial animations
  • Experience with rapid-development languages like C# and Python.


Interested in finding out more? Call me direct on +44 (0) 1206 214425.

Tagged as: 3D Animation

Tags: 3D Animation Categories: Animation , Art , Creative


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