Short Form and Advertising
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience

About The Role

Our Short Form and Commercials team are always on the lookout for excellent talent to join us on a multitude of exciting projects and are responsible for creating everything at Blue Zoo that is not designed for long-form/episodic. This includes TV commercials, short-form content for brands and organisations and adopting new technology platforms such as VR & AR, with strong character animation underpinning everything we do. 

We are currently on the look out for CG Generalists who, in particular, have past 3D Rigging and Lighting & Compositing experience. If you would like to be added to our Talent Pool as a CG Generalist, please apply below and we’ll reach out once there is a suitable opportunity. 

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

Day to Day:

  • Designing, creating, testing and maintaining a broad variety of asset setups.
  • Collaborating with animators to design user-friendly rigs, and troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Actively engage in brainstorming sessions with the team, contributing fresh ideas to enhance our digital content and projects.
  • Work closely with our production team to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality assets.
  • Working as part of a team of artists, and regularly communicating with your Team Lead.
  • 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 the final animation.
  • Responding positively to, and acting on, notes and feedback from your Team Lead.

About You

Must have:

  • Proficiency in animation principles and character acting, backed by a strong understanding of Maya and Nuke.
  • Ability to be organised and keep track of assets, scripts and tools.
  • Knowledge of Maya's deformation systems and 3D principles.
  • Experience in working within Blender and the Blender Python API.
  • Experience working in Python and Maya commands. Additional knowledge of the Maya API is considered a big plus.
  • Knowledge of Nuke as a tool to composite render layers.
  • Knowledge of atmospheric lighting, colour grading and denoising render. 
  • Familiarity with 3D CG pipeline, including character animation, lighting, and compositing.
  • Openness to explore other animation technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to receive and act on feedback, adapting to direction with a positive attitude.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, ensuring project milestones are met.
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to thrive as a team player.
  • A robust portfolio showcasing your exceptional animation and 3D generalist work.

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.