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Animation Artist Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of a Animation Artist Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats.
  • Role mission: Goals, team and resources to make it happen.


  • Collaborate with the creative team to conceptualize and develop character designs that align with the project's theme, target audience, and brand identity.
  •  Generate sketches, illustrations, and digital renderings of characters, considering factors such as personality, movement, and expression.
  •  Utilize animation principles and techniques to bring characters to life, including creating keyframes, poses, and motion cycles.
  • Work closely with animators and riggers to ensure character designs are animation-ready and can be smoothly integrated into production pipelines.
  •  Iterate and refine character animations based on feedback from stakeholders, maintaining consistency and quality throughout the project.
  •  Stay informed about industry trends and advancements in animation technology to continually enhance skills and techniques.
  •  Provide creative input on character development, including movement styles, gestures, and facial expressions.
  • Communicate effectively with team members to ensure cohesive collaboration and alignment with project goals.
  • Manage time efficiently to meet project deadlines while delivering high-quality animation work.


  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in character animation or a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Animation, Fine Arts, or a relevant discipline.
  •  Proficiency in animation software such as Adobe Animate, Toon Boom Harmony, or Autodesk Maya.
  •  Strong understanding of animation principles, including timing, spacing, and squash and stretch.
  •  Ability to create expressive and dynamic character animations that convey emotion and personality.
  •  Knowledge of rigging and character setup processes to ensure animations are technically feasible.
  •  Experience with 2D and/or 3D animation techniques is advantageous.
  •  Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively in a team environment.
  •  Capacity to accept and incorporate feedback to improve animation quality.
  •  Portfolio showcasing a range of character animations and creative abilities.


  •  Proficiency in additional animation software tools such as Blender or Cinema 4D.
  • Experience with motion capture technology and techniques for capturing realistic character movements.
  • Familiarity with game animation principles and workflows for interactive applications.
  • Background in storytelling or narrative development, contributing to character-driven storytelling through animation.
  • Knowledge of special effects animation techniques to enhance character animations with visual effects.


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager. 

If you are looking for roles that are more web specific, you can check the Job Descriptions.

If you would like to check 2024 salaries for Animation Director or 2D Artist Designers, check our Animation Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

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