Lead Animator

World Renowned Studio - PS5 Exclusive - Amazing Benefits

City of London
Job Type
Salary on application
4 days ago

Do you have Lead Animator experience, and are you seeking a new job in London? Skillsearch is helping a world-famous studio find an Animation Lead, and this full-time role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

As a Lead Animator, you will have a significant role to play in driving, directing, and crafting all aspects of producing, responsive, compelling, and high-quality animations that elevate our gameplay and cinematics. You will also establish and drive Animation Direction / Style, Quality and ‘feel on the sticks’ for all the animators on our projects. 

In your first few weeks in this Lead Animator role, you can expect to: 

  • Be responsible for our team's and partner’s ability to implement and achieve that quality bar with clear, concise, written, and verbal guidance and feedback 
  • Lead by example, creating keyframe or motion-capture-based benchmark quality animations to demonstrate visual and technical quality as reference for the animation team 
  • Work closely with Art Leadership and Art Leads to resolve visual performances of our characters that will meet both Art Direction, Gameplay needs or Rigging 

To apply for this Lead Animator role, you will need to be creative at heart, with hands-on experience in planning, creating, running, and delivering high-performance, high-quality animation for AAA titles. You will also require the following: 

  • Ability to recognise quality and excellence and be able to support animation content that meets the highest standards of quality, performance, and polish 
  • Expert understanding of animation systems and development 
  • Proficiency in keyframe animation 
  • Experience in all aspects of Motion Capture, from planning to the on-set direction and data post-production/implementation 

In return for your dedication, collaboration and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, and join a welcoming and inclusive culture. 

Don't hesitate to get in touch with Ashley from our Skillsearch team at ab@skillsearch.com today to apply and register your interest in this full-time Lead Animator position in London. We're looking forward to meeting you. 

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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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