Games Animator Job Role

Games Animator Job Role

 14 Apr 2020

    Game Animator,
    Gaming Industry,
    Gaming Job Insights

Talk Recruitment are specialist recruiters for Animator jobs helping employers find top talent and assisting job seekers throughout their career as an Animator. Read further below to find out more about Animator jobs / Animator Careers.


Summary of role

It is the animator’s job to make images come to life on screen.

This requires creating frames, drawing using physical and digital (software) tools, pulling frames together to create moving images.

Animators create films using images of drawings, models and puppets.

Some animators will also specialise in a specific field such as character, vehicle or scenery design.

A key part of this role is Storyboarding, a pre-visualization tool that animators use to design action sequences.


Related Job Titles

Animator, 3D Animator, Systems Designer, Gameplay Animator, Cinematic Animator, Character Animator, Technical Animator, Character Rigger


Sectors / Industries

You will find career opportunities for animators in sectors including:

-Video Games

-Film & TV

-Marketing Companies


What are the duties of an Animator?

  • Liaising with clients and developing animation from their concepts
  • Animates realistic, story-driven character actions that are exciting, emotional, and compelling.
  • Animates creatures, props, vehicles, and cameras, as well as actions based on storyboards, script pages or descriptions.
  • Creates scene layouts using a library of assets.
  • Composes and animates cameras in a cinematic style.
  • Drawing in 2D to create sketches, artwork or illustrations
  • Uses a range of materials, including modelling clay, plaster, oil paints, watercolours and acrylics
  • Developing the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images and ensuring they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
  • Works closely with 3D artists, leads and the animation supervisor to ensure the clients’ requirements are met.
  • Works with lead animator to ensure timely completion of character assets at the desired quality bar.
  • Serves as an active participant in team art discussions, critiques, and reviews.
  • Uses technical software packages, such as Flash, 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave, Softimage and Cinema 4D
  • Working as part of a broader production team, which might include liaising with printers, copywriters, photographers, artists, designers, account executives, website designers or marketing specialists


Finding Animator Vacancies

Talk Recruitment Ltd is a specialist recruiter of Animators UK-Wide and would be delighted to assist you with your job search by introducing you to our client portfolio.

Follow the link to view our Latest Animator vacancies or alternatively speak to one of our consultants on 0121 748 1433

Recruiting for Animators?

Talk Recruitment Ltd are specialists in providing Animators on a permanent and freelance basis UK-Wide.

Visit our Employers page for more information on the services we offer and please contact us to discuss your requirement further on 0121 748 1433



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