Animator (Remote)

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Posted 31 October 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

We’re working with Supersolid as they look to add an Animator to their expanding team and work across several mobile projects.

You’ll join a team of experienced animators, and help create, define, and drive the visual bar in live games as well as in new projects.

Supersolid are a leading mobile games studio with their base in Central London. They are a close knit and successful team that have delivered numerous much-loved games including the hugely popular Super Penguins which has amassed over 15 million downloads, and Adventure Town, which reached over 1 million downloads in its first 2 weeks!

As an Animator your responsibilities will be…
  • Create character animations for a variety of games and platforms
  • Work with different pipelines and be able to rig, skin and animate various 2D and 3D props and UI elements
  • Create concept videos for new features and ideas, working closely with artists and designers
  • Work closely with your team, art director and the team leads to define animation priorities and direction
  • Suggest improvements to the animation pipeline and tools, communicating them with programmers and external teams
  • Support other teams by sharing your knowledge across the studio when required
  • Support producers in planning, scheduling, and prioritising animation related tasks

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Experience as an animator creating appealing character and object animations
  • Strong understanding of animating in a 3D package, Max, or Maya and 2D in Spine
  • Solid rigging and skinning skills in both 2D and 3D packages
  • Knowledge of animation principles and an understanding of how animation works within game mechanics and game legibility
  • Experience animating UI, understanding the importance of the motion style and the optimisation of timings
  • Knowledge of technical constraints, optimisation, and implementation and building basic rigs
  • Comfortable with cartoony, casual, and mid-core styles
  • Effective communication and organisational skills
  • Comfortable giving feedback and direction as well as mentoring others
  • Proactive in learning and developing your skills
  • Experience creating special effects and using particle tools would be a bonus