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Character Animator - 3D Artist

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We are seeking a seasoned character animator. In this role you will collaborate with engineers, artists, and designers to help change the way that people experience storytelling and entertainment.

Candidate Responsibilities:
• Develop strong and versatile characters through acting and movement.
• Rapidly create animations in a variety of styles—from whimsical/humorous to realistic.
• Bring inanimate objects to life.
• Animate facial rigs to display a full range of emotions.
• Rigging in MAYA and other animation related technical set up tasks.
• Participate in coordinating the technical and aesthetic animation processes in order to realize the visual and design goals.
• Demonstrate and communicate clear expectations for quality of work, productivity, communication and professionalism with team.
• Work with art lead, producers, and developers to define and meet key milestones as well as create task lists and work estimates.
• Be a positive and creative force in the team.

Candidate Requirements:
• 4+ years as Character Animator or equivalent experience.
• Proficient with a professional 3D software packages for asset content production: Maya, 3DSMax, Photoshop, Cinema 4D etc.
• Able to animate various types of non-character objects.
• Strong foundation of art skills beyond animation: rigging, motion graphics, storyboarding, photography, video production, etc.
• Passion for animation, innovation, games, technology, and creating amazing user experiences.
• Agile, flexible, and comfortable dealing with the ambiguity of V1 prototype and incubation work.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities.
• Excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills.
• Must be a true collaborator and partner who is able to work well with producers, developers, audio designers, and artists.
• Task driven, self-motivated, and works well under deadline pressure.
• High school diploma or GED at a minimum required.
• All candidates must deliver a full resume with samples to be considered for this position; portfolio review required.

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