Lead Animator (Hybrid Working Options) – Bristol, UK

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Lead Animator (Hybrid Working Options)

Airship Images – Bristol, UK

Airship images are about to embark on their first Co-Development project and need a Lead Animator to join them for the ride! The project will be a AAA console title with a realistic Art and Animation Style, utilising Maya and Motion Builder to build a AAA quality Animation pipeline. As the Lead Animator, you will be heavily involved in creating and influencing how the pipeline is structured. 

To accomplish this, Airship Images are opening a brand new Co-Development studio in Bristol! A city well known for influential musicians, artists, and contributors to the entertainment industry. This is your chance to join right at the beginning, define a process, build a team, and get stuck into pre-production. 

You will have Technical Animators on your team to help with optimization, tool creation, and Rigging, but knowledge of these areas would be advantageous. You will be involved with hiring and managing a small team of animators. 

The skills and experience you'll need…

  • Professional background working on high quality realistic video games as a Senior Animator or in a leadership role
  • A successful track record guiding and developing junior animators
  • A familiarity working with game engines, and 3D packages like Maya or 3DS Max 

Bonus points if you have…

  • Experience working or even creating a Maya Motion Builder Pipeline 
  • AAA Games development background
  • Rigging skills 

Historically, Airship images have provided world-class 3d artwork and animation services to support the global entertainment industry. The studio is driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence through proprietary technology, investment in people, and agile working methodologies. Airship was founded 10 years ago with one artist looking to make a wide impact on the quality of artwork external partners create. 

EA, Larian, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Bethesda, Lucid, Hi-Rez, Activision…just some of Airship's recent clients. With 100+ games under their belt, Airship has grown quickly and it is an exciting time to get on board. With an open approach to improvement, everyone in the team has the opportunity to make an impact. Their team is proudly diverse, and reflective of the gaming space worldwide.

Want to learn more about this studio and project? 

Call Dan Hawkins on +441709 834 777 or email daniel@aswift.com 

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