Senior Animator

Total War Animation
Creative Assembly is looking for a talented animator who demonstrates outstanding all round creativity, artistic ability, and knowledge of game animations.

They will be an accomplished animator with the ability to produce stunning work, and experience in developing animation systems for games. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed creative skills and good technical ability.

Key Responsibilities
  • Create high quality gameplay animations (both key-frame and mocap-based) in Maya/ Motionbuilder
  • Responsible for contributing to prototyping and the implementation of assets in-engine
  • Work closely with the riggers, gameplay designers, character artists, and animation programmers
  • Follow Art Director’s guidelines and testing animations in-game to maintain a coherent style
  • Use critical eye to evaluate areas of improvement in game
Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential
  • Must have experience dealing with gameplay animations and knowledge of implementing animations in-game
  • Have an understanding of animation pipeline from conceptual phase to deployment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with emphasis on proactivity
  • Strong hand-key animation skills for both human and creatures
  • Experience with key-frame animation
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work well within a small team with a passion for games
  • Take constructive criticism very well and complete tasks by the assigned due dates
Desirable
  • Proficiency in Maya and/or Motionbuilder
  • Experience with motion capture
We are Creative Assembly

And we are led by our passion for gameplay, which has in turn made us a leader in UK games development. Established in 1987, we have gathered our team of world-class, diverse and multi-national talent, dedicated to crafting some of the most renowned gaming experiences and giving our loyal followers worlds in which to immerse themselves.

Our focus on quality has filled our awards cabinet over the years – from BAFTAs to Ivor Novellos. We owe this to our team – creatives from a breadth of backgrounds, who unite to share their ideas and expertise, to craft the highest quality gameplay.