3D Design

About The Role

We are looking for an experienced and creative Character Designer! They will be designing characters based on the style of a production, from rough concept through to final approved artwork. They will be working under the supervision of the Director and Art Director. They will research and explore character through references, and work within the boundaries of a given brief. They are always striving to improve their skills and are happy to support other members of the team.
Day to Day:
  • Designing the style, appeal and persona of characters in the production based on story requirements and given brief
  • Researching and exploring character through reference
  • Working as part of a team to interpret assigned concepts and supporting other members of your team when required
  • Managing your assets and time efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Responding positively to notes and feedback

About You

Must Have:
  • Ability to adapt to different styles of shows
  • Strong working knowledge of tools and software such as Cintiq, Photoshop or other applicable design software
  • Brilliant creative flair
  • Strong perspective drawing skills
  • Excellent understanding of volumes
  • Excellent eye for colours and value structure
  • Excellent understanding of human anatomy
  • Ability to convey emotional and physical traits of a character through exploratory design
  • Be a team player, great collaborator and able to take direction from leads and art director
  • Creative problem solving
  • A portfolio showing competency in a variety of styles
  • A degree or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years industry experience in a similar role
  • 2+ years relevant industry experience

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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