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Senior Animator – Midlands (UK) – Permanent Contract – Console and PC Games

Location: Nottingham, UK Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 3 years ago

Sumo Digital Nottingham

Project: AAA Standard Video Games


My client is an independent games development studio with 2 studios in the UK and this is to work in their Nottingham office. They are a team of over 325 experienced development staff and growing. They have a back catalogue of successful titles released in multiple genres and are licensed to develop on all the leading gaming platforms.


We are looking for an established Senior Animator or someone who is looking to advance their career and transition into that role.



  • Demo Reel with the production of high quality hand keyed animation.
  • Have experience with and understand Motion Capture data
  • Ability to work in a variety of styles as the project demands.
  • Exhibit a strong understanding of the fundamental principles of animation
  • Perform research and reference gathering to acquire the necessary knowledge to perform assigned animation tasks
  • Meet production schedules and deadlines
  • Assist in Lead responsibilities such as mentoring, scheduling and R&D into new features
  • Contribute to the conceptualisation of character behaviours and abilities
  • Provide detailed input during the character creation process, from concept to modeling to final rigging, identifying character performance and functionality requirements.
  • Able to direct MOCAP talent during character rehearsal and motion capture shoots



  • Create dynamic and compelling character animation (including hand-keyed and/or motion capture based) as required by the project
  • Report to the Lead animator but be able to take responsibility for managing your own workload, and the work of any team members working alongside you.
  • Work closely with team members as well as the other development disciplines.


Interested in finding out more? Call me direct on +44 (0) 1206 214425.

Tagged as: Senior Animator

Tags: Senior Animator Categories: Animation , Creative


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