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Lead Animator – South (UK) – Permanent Contract – AAA Video Games

Location: Oxford, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago



My client is a successful UK independent games developer using cutting edge technology to create highly successful game titles. You will head the studios animation team ensuring that all aspects of game animation are pushed to the highest technical and aesthetic bar.



  • Games industry experience as a Lead Animator
  • At least one published AAA game title
  • Experience in motion capture
  • Excellent knowledge of animating using Maya, with outstanding animation skills demonstrating knowledge and application of weight, timing, pace, poses and storytelling
  • Excellent understanding of how animation must work in harmony with the game design
  • Fluent knowledge of working with Mo-cap. From shot lists, directing shoots and cleaning up final data.
  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, communication, organisational and problem solving skills, as well as teamworking and the ability to accept and follow direction
  • Genuine passion for games and animation, bringing characters to life with realistic human and animal motion



  • Lead the animation team to create the best possible animations.
  • To work with Technical Animators, Character Artists and Code teams to promote technical improvements that will deliver the highest calibre, most realistic animations.
  • To lead other animators with best practice, process and training/mentoring.
  • To keep abreast of latest technical advancements and knowledge and applying these lessons where possible.
  • To oversee cutscene and marketing animations including facial animation, rigging and capture process.



  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible start and finish times
  • Relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Company events
  • Access to their games and films library
  • Pension scheme and childcare vouchers


To ensure a speedy application please email your up to date CV in and link to demo reel to

Tagged as: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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