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Animation Director 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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An Example of a Animation Director Job Description


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


  • Conceptualize and design characters that align with the project's theme, target audience, and brand identity.
  • Collaborate closely with the creative team to comprehend project requirements and generate character concepts.
  • Produce sketches, illustrations, and digital renderings of characters, considering factors such as personality, narrative, and emotional resonance.
  • Iterate and refine character designs based on feedback from stakeholders, ensuring alignment with artistic and technical standards.
  •  Maintain consistency in character appearance and style throughout the project or series.
  •  Stay abreast of industry trends and competitor offerings to remain informed about evolving styles and techniques.
  • Contribute insights into character development, including backstory, traits, and visual motifs.
  •  Foster effective communication with team members, integrating their input into character designs.
  • Efficiently manage time to meet project deadlines while delivering high-quality work.
  • Stay updated on relevant software tools and techniques pertinent to character design.


  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in character design or a related field.
  •  Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, or a relevant discipline.
  •  Proficiency in illustration software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Procreate.
  •  Strong drawing and sketching skills, capable of creating diverse characters in various styles.
  • Understanding of storytelling principles and character development techniques.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, proportion, and perspective to create believable characters.
  •  Experience with 2D and/or 3D character design techniques is advantageous.
  •  Excellent communication and collaboration skills to thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Capacity to accept and integrate feedback to enhance character designs.
  • Portfolio showcasing a spectrum of character designs and creative prowess.


  •  Proficiency in additional software tools such as Adobe After Effects, Maya, or Blender.
  • Experience with motion graphics or animation, enriching character designs with depth and dimension.
  • Familiarity with user experience (UX) principles to ensure characters enhance overall user engagement.
  •  Strong storytelling abilities, including crafting character arcs and narratives.
  •  Background in marketing or branding, understanding the role of characters in brand recognition and engagement.


  •  Competitive salary based on experience and expertise.
  • Flexible working arrangement (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks such as health benefits, professional development opportunities, and creative resources.


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.

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