London
2D Scene Build
Competitive depending on experience
Fixed Term

About The Role

We are looking for creative and keen Design Breakdown Artists to join our 2D team for an upcoming series!

This is a junior-mid level role for anyone interested in design, light rigging or classical animation! You will be working across the entire 2D team, and learn skills that are applicable to individual departments.

Remote working initially due to current circumstances. Eventually in-house artists preferred, but we’re open to remote workers as well.
 
Day to Day:
  • You will be working with the Animation Director, Art Director, and Rigging Lead to develop high quality assets
  • Designing and (some) vectorising drawing swaps for animation; mouth, eyes, hands, feet, etc
  • Taking base character design and working with the Animation Director to design poses and expressions for animation team to copy
  • Use animatic to reference t poses/expressions/drawing swaps. Determine what is needed for each episode and create them for animation
  • Designing and drawing crowds and background characters

About You

Must Have:
  • Some knowledge of Toonboom or similar vector based softwares.
  • Excellent understanding of animation and design.
  • Can vectorise artworks.
  • Excellent design skills.
  • If not already familiar with it, be keen to learn ToonBoom software.
  • Great team player - enjoys collaboration.
  • Very organised and meticulous, detail oriented.
 
Bonus Points:
 
What we would love to see in your portfolio;
  • Drawings; ideally hands, feet, mouth, etc.
  • Rigging videos or screen caps would be great to see, but are not required.
  • Character poses; take a character design and pose it out. Rough poses are fine.
  • Examples of vectorised artworks. 

About Us

We’re Blue Zoo! A London based animation studio with a worldwide reputation for expertly crafted characterful 3D and 2D animation. We pride ourselves on creating work that everyone involved with is immensely proud of, in a positive studio environment that cultivates friendship & creativity.
 
What we’ve got for you (benefits):
  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Free breakfast, fruit and hot drinks
  • Inclusive self-funded short-films programme
  • Many fun social events throughout year
  • Bi-monthly reactive feedback programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" drinks (and soft drinks) inside work hours!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including retail and gym discounts
  • On-site massages
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been in our studio for 2+ years)

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