3D Animation
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

We're currently looking for some Junior 3D Animators to join us for a number of exciting productions here at Blue Zoo.

Our animator's day-to-day focuses on punchy comedic timing, charming acting choices, and production deadlines, whilst meeting that all important brief from our Directors and Clients. We’re looking for animators who can work productively, take direction effectively, and join us in pushing the boundaries of what TV animation is capable of.

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

Day to Day:

  • Working as part of a team of animators, and regularly communicating with your Team Lead and Animation Director
  • Managing your time efficiently to meet the deadlines of your assigned shots
  • Making sure your work is communicating the story, ideas and acting choices clearly from blocking through to final animation
  • Responding positively to, and acting on notes and feedback from your Director and Animation Director

About You

Must Have:

  • Previous experience is preferable but not required
  • Knowledge of body mechanics, posing and getting the best performance possible out of a character
  • A solid understanding of Maya or similar software

Bonus Points:

  • Time management and prioritising skills
  • Experience in using TweenMachine or similar Tweening software
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Highly motivated, organised and diligent
  • Responsive to taking direction and feedback
  • Open, approachable and friendly
  • Team player and good collaborator
  • Someone who thrives in a studio environment
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and keep a cool head under pressure

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.