3D Design
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience

About The Role

As a Motion Graphics Artist on a short episodic series, you will be responsible for working closely with the Art Director and Lighting and Compositing Supervisor on episodic motion graphics creation, bringing them to life and delivering high-quality and innovative motion graphic content that seamlessly integrates with CG elements. 

This is a role for a creative individual with excellent aesthetic judgement and willingness to collaborate within a team environment. You will be an integral part of the creative process, bringing to life pre-designed artwork by our design team.

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

Day to Day:

  • Develop creative and visually compelling motion graphics from artwork provided by the design team, while maintaining strong attention to detail to the brief.
  • Ensure accuracy and consistency in all aspects of motion graphic design, including typography, colour schemes, and visual effects.
  • Utilise industry-standard software tools, such as Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop, to design and animate graphics.
  • Attend meetings for briefs and reviews with relevant team members.
  • Adapt quickly to feedback and make necessary revisions and adjustments to motion graphics based on client or senior team members input. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including designers, editors, and creative directors, to brainstorm ideas and concepts for motion graphic projects.
  • Manage your time, tasks, shots and process efficiently to deliver quality work and meet deadlines.

About You

Must Have:

  • Good Animation production experience.
  • Excellent technical knowledge in creating motion graphics and animation in After Effects based on the briefs.
  • Able to receive feedback and respond well to direction.
  • Happy to share knowledge and skills with other team members.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to maintain high standards of quality.
  • Able to work independently and be reliable.
  • Creative problem solving skills.

Bonus Points:

  • Some experience in Lighting and Compositing.
  • Experience with Nuke as a tool to make revisions to composite render layers where necessary.

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.