Lead Animator

One of the UK's most successful studios - Offers Fully remote - Variety of projects

Job Type
Salary on application
20 days ago

Lead Animator in Sheffield 

Are you an experienced animator looking for a new role? Does the idea of overseeing a team for one of the UK’s most successful studios sound interesting to you? If so, read on! 

As a Lead Animator at our studio based in Sheffield, you will be working to produce high quality motion capture animation as a part of a team for one of the UK’s most prolific game developers. You will be working to produce high quality animation whilst contributing to the design of complex gameplay systems. 

With the option to work fully or partly remote, you will have the opportunity to have a huge amount of creative input and ownership for important game features. 



  • Extensive industry experience 
  • Experience working with animation graphs and systems 
  • Proficient in Maya and/or Motionbuilder 
  • Proven experience with planning motion capture shoots 


  • Producing high quality motion capture animation 
  • Working as a part of a team to design and execute complex gameplay systems 
  • Overseeing an animation team and ensuring that all work is executed to a high standard 
  • Taking the lead in a mentoring role  
  • Provide detailed planning for creation processes from concept through to final animation 
  • Continuing the development of tools and processes and maintaining an understanding of the best industry practises 
  • Effectively communicate with peers to maintain schedules and meet deadlines on a consistent basis 

Does this role sound interesting to you? If so, get in touch with ab@skillsearch.com to discuss the opportunity. 

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Ashley Baker

Principal Resourcing Consultant (Game Animation, Development & Marketing)

Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working on Joe's team to find the best candidates the market has to offer! However, being great at finding the best people the best jobs isn’t Ash’s only claim to fame... His first taste of success was when he featured in an ad for the Champion’s League! If a job in animation, development or marketing is your goal, get in touch with Ash today!

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