LEO is looking for a creative and versatile 2D Animator. Can thumbnail, storyboard and animate a range of stand-alone animations and motion graphics, and incorporate visual effects into full-motion video. Able to demonstrate a range of different visual styles on a range of projects, focusing on motion graphics and effects. Understands animation, motion and pacing. Shows creativity and competence using a variety of tools and methods.

Responsibilities

  • Storyboard animations following a written script
  • Design and create engaging animations
  • Understand Art Direction and apply these styles to the motion/character designs
  • Add effects/elements/motion graphics to existing video content
  • Create video composites, keying, rotoscoping
  • Work to the metrics set out by the Lead Animator / Animation Manager
  • Ensure work is accurate and completed on time
  • Keep the Project Manager and leads fully informed on progress
  • Communicate any time savings in advance to the Skills Lead
  • Deliver a first-class customer service experience at all times
  • Perform other duties as required

Skills and knowledge

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Strong illustration skills
  • Adaptable to different styles of animation (e.g. 2.5D, talk and draw, motion graphics, kinetic text, character animation)
  • Solid understanding of traditional animation; design techniques; composition, green screen tracking and typography
  • Excellent ability to take a script and run with it.
  • Good ability in syncing animation to audio and source music when required
  • Good understanding of typography and layout
  • Good understanding and application of brand guidelines
  • Ability to work in a team or on own initiative
  • Good standard of spelling and grammar
  • Have a professional, dynamic and positive attitude
  • Have a keen eye for quality and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Have the ability to multi-task and manage your time effectively
  • Commercial awareness
  • Basic understanding of MS Office tools (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

BENEFITS

Come and work for a dynamic, growing, market-leading global organisation with more than 80 international awards for our work. LEO is a global leader in the creation of blended and digital learning solutions, working with the world’s top brands, including British Airways, Jaguar Land Rover, Novartis, John Lewis, as well as UK Government departments and charities.

With offices in Brighton, London, Sheffield, New York and Atlanta, we support our clients throughout the entire training and development lifecycle. We design blended learning, multi-device learning, mobile apps, learning portals and learning simulations and games as well as more traditional e-learning.

Our people are our first priority, we have active virtual and in-person social events, coaching and mentoring, and a dedicated internal Learning & Development team. Everyone makes a difference to what we do and we encourage everyone to use their voices. We run listening groups/pulse surveys, have Employee Resource (Affinity) Groups which ensures the continuous development of making our overall workplace and working environments (whether in the office or at home) more inclusive and enjoyable for all!

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, 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.