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1 Sep 2020

Full-Time Senior Character Designer

Mystery Q – Posted by Maryam London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Senior Character Designer

Blink Industries are on the lookout for a SENIOR CHARACTER DESIGNER to join us on an exciting new project. This role will be remote initially, but will eventually be based in-house in our studio in North London.

Main Responsibilities:
– Work closely with the Head of Character to ensure that the design standard and style is being met.
– Support Head of Character Design with briefs and feedback as needed
– Design costumes and characters in multiple angles
– Design special poses based on animatics
– Design crowds for both static and dynamic (rigged animation) purposes
– Revising other designs when applicable
– Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately.
– Ensure Photoshop files are organised in a clean and functional way
– Proactively flag and respond to troubleshooting
– Ensure all deadlines are met.

Specific Requirements:
– Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.
– Experience mentoring junior team members
– Strong understanding of design requirements for both hand drawn and rigged character animation
– Must demonstrate strong draughtsmanship skills.
– The ability to take direction, be flexible and work collaboratively within a fast-paced team environment.
– Strong attention to detail.
– A passion for animation and comics is a plus.
– Strong time-management skills.
– Work well under pressure.
– Ability to multitask is a plus.

Desired Qualifications:
– Proficiency in Photoshop
– Experience with / understanding of Toon Boon an advantage
– Comprehensive knowledge of the 2D Animation Pipeline
– 3+ years experience in a design role on an animated series desired.
– Degree or Diploma from a recognised Animation School desired but not essential.

Further Information:
This is a contract position, fixed term PAYE.
The role will be remote initially, but will eventually be based in-house in our studio in North London. Therefore candidates must have a valid work permit for the UK and be willing and able to work on-site as soon as it is safe to do so.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your showreel or portfolio, CV (in word doc or PDF format) and cover letter to jobs@mysteryq.co.uk with the subject title “Senior Character Designer Application”.

Job Categories: Character Design. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 4 days.

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