Lead Creature Animator – Netherlands – AAA Games

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24068 Posted: 3 weeks ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Console & PC Games



OPM is proud to be working with one of Europe’s leading game development companies who are on the hunt for a Lead Creature Animator to join development and push the quality of dramatic storytelling in their open world titles.


The successful candidate will work in a dedicated team bringing to life engaging creatures for their captivating gameplay. You will collaborate with game designers and programmers whilst having the chance to raise the bar of aesthetic and in-game requirements for the quality of creature animations.




· Demo Reel which includes your finest creature animations.

· Extensive professional experience working as an animator in games.

· Experience overseeing and mentoring small teams.

· Demonstratable ability to create realistic keyframed animations of characters and creatures.

· Able to collaborate with the Game Director and Animation Supervisors to ensure that the expectations of quality, consistency and style are met.

· Superb organisational skills, clear communication skills, strong problem-solving skills, and a commitment to assist the team, other leads, and production where necessary.

· Ability to run review sessions and assist and guide the team with clear direction.

· Motivated towards mentoring, enabling, and coaching other animators.

· Excellent knowledge of modern animation techniques and Maya, MotionBuilder experience is a plus.




· Prepare a clear creative vision and roadmap for the team to follow in future projects.

· Create animalistic handkeyed animations that have a solid foundation in realism.

· Mentor, teach and motivate the animation team and help them develop.

· Work with multiple departments to realise the vision of the team.




· Relocation support including VISA application assistance if required

· International and national tax assistance

· Profit share bonuses, milestone bonuses and discretionary bonuses

· Contributory pension scheme

· Training and development opportunities


Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

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Jon Norfolk

Lead Recruitment Consultant

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