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Lead Character/Creature Animator – North West (UK) – Permanent – Fantasy Console Game

Location: Manchester, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Clever Beans

I’m excited to be working with a game’s 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.



The studio is looking for a Lead Character/Creature Animator to help join their small team to work on a new 3rd person fantasy game. You will be producing in-game animation to bring to life both human characters and weird and wonderful creatures!



  • Professional experience in animation, preferably in game development.
  • Strong keyframe character animation skills.
  • Quality portfolio/showreel made up of work from previously published games and/or personal work.
  • Experience using Maya.
  • Strong knowledge of traditional animation principles, and how to integrate these into gameplay.
  • Good understanding of gameplay feel.
  • Practical and pro-active problem-solving attitude.
  • Experience managing a small team and animation pipelines.



  • 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.
  • Help guide a small team.
  • Manage and create animation pipelines.



  • Competitive salary.
  • Contributory Pension.
  • Small team and no crunch environment.
  • 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • Relocation advice.

Tagged as: Lead Animator

Tags: Lead Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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