Location
London
Department
3D Storyboard
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

Our Storyboard Artists above all have excellent narrative and drawing skills, and a clear grasp of staging, character and comedy. Our artists work with the director and supervisor closely to create dynamic and narrative driven boards successfully.

We are currently looking for artists to join a number of exciting productions with roles that are starting in the coming months. This is also including an opportunity with our Short Form and Commercials team. If you're interested in short term opportunities as well, please let us know in the 'Tell us more about yourself' section of your application.

We are very happy to discuss flexible, hybrid and remote working options for all our vacancies.
 

Day to Day:

  • Working with the Director and Supervisor to create coherent and finished storyboards.
  • Working with the writing team and Supervisor to inform the narrative and comedy of each episode.
  • Interpreting and applying comedic timing from the scripts effectively.
  • Maintaining consistency and perspective when drawing characters throughout all boards, staying on model.
  • Working alongside the project Directors to ensure fixes and feedback has been built-in into the boards.

About You

Must Have:

  • Excellent understanding of perspective.
  • Exceptional understanding of applying strong posing and character.
  • Knowledge of layout and composition.
  • A demonstrated and accomplished understanding of story and staging.
  • Ability to communicate emotive character and witty comedy throughout boards.
  • The ability to deliver on schedule, working calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • Previous production experience in the animation industry

Bonus Points:

  • Both self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Able to take direction and willing to address constructive feedback
  • Able to communicate clearly with colleagues
  • Able to work collaboratively, as well as independently
  • Have an appreciation of accuracy and pay close attention to detail

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs, an Annie and an Emmy along the way!

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corp certification. We’ve been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated to make things better. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand and embrace fresh perspectives. 

What we’ve got for you:

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019, 2020 and 2022

  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme

  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though some of them have to be remote for the foreseeable!

  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme

  • Friday "beer o'clock" and talks programme!

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers

  • Online wellbeing programme

  • Profit share (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.