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Freelance Character Animator – North West, UK – Contract – Fantasy Console Game

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23363 Posted: 2 years ago

Job Type:               Fixed Term Contract until April 2020

Salary:                   Competitive Day Rate dependant on skills and experience

Project:                  Unannounced Fantasy Console Game


I’m excited to be working with a game developer based in central Manchester who’s enjoyed success since their first release in 2012. Work has now begun on a brand-new IP set for release on Consoles.



They are looking for an experienced 3D Animator to work freelance until April 2020, to join their small team to work on a new 3rd person fantasy game. You will be producing in-game keyframe animations to bring to life both human characters as well as weird and wonderful creatures!



  • Quality portfolio/showreel made up of work from previously published games and/or personal work.
  • Professional experience in animation, preferably in game development.
  • Strong keyframe character animation skills.
  • Experience using Maya.
  • Strong knowledge of traditional animation principles, and how to integrate these into gameplay.
  • Good understanding of gameplay feel.



  • Create quick animation blockouts and refine these with feedback from designers.
  • Create high quality final character, creature and environmental animations.
  • Work with the programming team to troubleshoot and solve problems.



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!



Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: Character Animation

Tags: Character Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


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