3D Design
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type

About The Role

We are on the lookout for a talented and experienced Set/Environment Designer who will be producing designs for sets based on the style of the production, working from rough concept to final approved designs under the Art Directors supervision. They will research and explore based on relevant 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.

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

Day to Day:

  • Researching and providing exploratory sketches for interior and exterior sets based on the approved brief.
  • Produce detailed drawings at correct scale, detailing any prop specifications within the set.
  • Collaborate/communicate with the Art and Modelling Departments.
  • 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:

  • Strong aesthetic judgement with strong skills in drawing, painting and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of 3D animation workflow.    
  • Adaptable to different styles of show.
  • Be able to present work in a clear and concise manner that demonstrates thought process and purpose.
  • Strong knowledge of tools and software such as Cintiq, Photoshop, or other applicable design software.
  • Creative flair.
  • Good understanding of colours, lighting and value structure.  
  • Strong understanding of volumes, turnarounds and spatial planning.   
  • Able to visually develop and design sets and environments for 3D production through sophisticated exploratory designs.   
  • Being a team player and great collaborator.
  • Creative problem solving.   
  • Able to give and receive design related feedback.   
  • Excellent time management skills in meeting design deadlines from concept to final deliverables.

Bonus Points:

  • Understanding of 3D design and modelling workflow.  
  • Good skills in graphic design and stylized textures is a plus.  
  • A passion for cinematography or video games.   
  • Passion for storytelling.

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, 2022 and 2024.
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme.
  • Many fun in person and remote social events throughout the year.
  • Bi-monthly employee feedback and engagement programme.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers.
  • Online wellbeing programme.
  • Profit share (for employees 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 leve