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Lead Animator – North (UK) – Competitive Salary + Benefits – AAA Games

Location: Sheffield, North, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago


My client is an independent game development studio based in the North of the UK. They are a team of over 170 experienced development staff, many of whom have been working together for more than a decade. They are licensed to develop on all the leading gaming platforms.


We have an un-missable opportunity for a highly creative Lead Animator to help develop the highest quality in-game and cinematic content.



  • You’ll be a personable, pro-active, self-starter who can motivate and lead the animation team by example.
  • You will work with the Senior Creative Team to realise their vision and ensure the standard and quality of the animation is consistently high.
  • Prior Lead experience is a must, as is an ability to troubleshoot technical problems.
  • A good understanding of the animation pipeline including pre-production, production and post-production is also necessary.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to work onsite in the UK.



  • Oversee and direct the technical implementation and pipeline for all animation assets in the title
  • Provide feedback and solutions to technical challenges faced on the project working alongside the project leadership team to resolve these
  • Organise, Plan/Structure and manage the animation team’s work load
  • Manage the animation team keeping them motivated and on track with the project milestone objectives
  • Quality control of the animation teams output
  • Liaise with production on task assignment and scheduling of the animation team
  • Oversee, plan and direct the production of motion capture sessions and assets
  • Work closely with the character modelling team


Applications are continuously reviewed so please get in touch today to have your application made. Please send your up to date CV and Demo Reel to


Jon Norfolk | Art & Animation Consultant

OPM Response Ltd |

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214425 |

Email: |

Skype: jon.norfolk.opm |

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Twitter: AnimationOPM 


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

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Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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