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Senior/Lead Animator - Playground Games - Leamington Spa, UK

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Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Animation
Salary Negotiable
Location Other

This is your chance to work for a studio who've created a number of critically-acclaimed, award winning racing games. Established in 2010, Playground Games have brought together some of the most experienced and talented developers with a vision to create genre-defining titles for a global audience. They're now looking for a Senior Animator to join their Leamington Spa based studio.

You'll be responsible for creating a diverse variety of animations needed to realise the vision for an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project.

You'll be working with characters, creatures and props and as such you'll be a motivated professional with a strong eye for detail. You'll have a fundamental understanding of game development processes and a passion for video games that matches Playground's! You'll also have the opportunity to collaborate with the team on improving the animation and art pipelines where possible.

Your expertise in the creation of animation will cover a broad range of key areas, including facial, motion capture and keyframe and your developed eye will aid in the breakdown and design of animation focused mechanics.

You'll be a creative animator and a problem solver, with good knowledge of the technical aspects of your craft, including practical experience with current 3D software such as Maya, 3DsMax and Motionbuilder. You'll also need a good understanding of the human anatomy!

Why Should You Apply?

Along with the chance to work on brand new, highly anticipated projects you'll receive a highly competitive salary, plus a contributory pension scheme, private health care, and a childcare vouchers scheme. Playground operate flexible working hours, and all staff receive 25 days annual leave per year, plus statutory holidays. In addition to holiday allowance, all new staff benefit from two Duvet Days per year, which can be taken at short notice, and will accrue an additional Duvet Day for each year of service, up to a maximum of five.

For more information about this role contact +44 (0)1709 834777 or email danny.b@aswift.com!