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Motion Designer/Animator I (Gaming)

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Our client is seeking a talented Animator as part of our Asset Creation team located in our Irvine-based game studio to bring high quality video content to their gaming customers everywhere. As an animator in the Asset Creation team, you will have the opportunity to work and help shape all of the external facing assets at one of the most customer centric companies on the planet, aspiring to build the next big thing in gaming.

As an Animator on the Asset Creation team, you must possess a strong cinematic eye for conveying emotion, weight, and presence to characters in a 3D cinematic environment. Furthermore, this candidate will require a solid understanding of pose-driven animation design, skill with 3D keyframe animation, a strong appreciation for all styles of animation, and the desire to learn and collaborate with the design and art teams to deliver great storytelling experiences.

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate for this role consistently demonstrates the ability to drive technical innovation in the character animation space through motion and design as well as being highly organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects under tight deadlines. Outstanding communication skills is also essential.


Within the first year, we expect this Animator to:

Be an integral part of the Asset Creation Team
Forge tight bounds with the studio art teams
Deliver multiple custom animations on-time and at quality
Generate posed renders and other assets for websites, magazines, etc


Requirements:
· A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an animator for games, television, or film.
· Great understanding of storytelling, acting, body movement, facial expressions, and visual language
· Strong understanding of both figure and facial anatomy
· At least on game credit as an animator on a PC or Console title
· Expert knowledge in Maya
· Knowledge of game industry trends and animation advancements.

Pluses:
· Bachelor’s Degree in Art or in related field
· Working Skills in other art-related Fields – Illustration, painting, technical art
· Experience with Lumberyard
· Exceptional communication skills, and a strong collaborative spirit
· Appreciation of all art forms

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