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We are looking for a creative and versatile animator to join our team.

You will be responsible for storyboarding and creating animations using a range of techniques in motion design and character animation primarily using Adobe After Effects. If you understand how to follow a creative brief and turn it into high quality animation or illustration then this could suit you.

You will have excellent skills in Adobe After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop, and have a good understanding of editing for moving image (including sound). You will have experience working with Rubberhose or DUIK for character animation.

A few more details on what the job may involve

  • Designing and creating engaging animations
  • Storyboarding animations to a high level of finish following a written script
  • Understanding the Art Direction and applying it to the visual style of animation
  • Adding motion graphics and effects to existing video content
  • Source sound effects and music then adjust levels and sync to animation
  • Working to the metrics set out by the Lead Animator / Moving Image Manager
  • Ensuring work is accurate and completed on time
  • Keeping the Project Manager and relevant creative lead fully informed on progress
  • Delivering a first-class customer service experience at all times

Skills and knowledge

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (esp. Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Excellent ability to take a script and translate into a visual storyboard with creative flair
  • Adaptable to different styles of animation (e.g. 2.5D, whiteboard, motion graphics, kinetic text, character animation)
  • Solid understanding of the principles of design, typography and layout
  • Solid understanding of traditional animation techniques
  • Good understanding of motion tracking and chroma keying in After Effects
  • Ability to lip-sync for character animation
  • Ability to apply brand guidelines to a visual style
  • Good standard of spelling and grammar
  • A keen eye for quality and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Basic understanding of MS Office tools (PowerPoint, Word)

Why do you want to work for LEO?

LEO is a global leader in the creation of digital learning and partners with some of the world’s top brands including Twitter, Caterpillar, Toyota, Marriott, L’Oreal, Mars, Jaguar Land Rover, British Airways, as well as Government departments, charities and the United Nations.

LEO works hard and moves fast. The LEO team laughs and has fun, but when creating, it is “game on”. Excellence, attention to detail, and initiative are highly valued.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.