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Aardvark Swift Recruiting Technical Animator/Rigger, Senior/Lead 2D Artist & Senior 3D Artist

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Technical Animator/Rigger (12 Month Contract)

Lionhead have been making ground-breaking original IP since the late 90s and are still going strong almost 15 years later.
Due to their continued success, they are looking for an exceptionally talented Technical Animator (Rigger) to join their team on a long term contract to work on a cutting edge, genre-defining new title.

You will require:

• An understanding of 3D art/animation game pipelines
• Knowledge of Maya (or similar 3D package)
• Knowledge of Character set up including Rigging and Skinning of models is essential
• Understanding of animation principals preferred
• Knowledge of physics simulations, dynamics and cloth
• Knowledge of real time physics, Havok, PhysX, Apex preferred but not essential

To express your interest in this role please contact Danny Blachford at Aardvark Swift on: 01709 834 777 or via email at: danny.b@aswift.com
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Senior/Lead 2D Artist – (Character and Animation)

Our client is a successful and growing venture-backed games developer delivering free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.
They are a responsive and dynamic company with a strong focus on quality and player experience. Their teams comprise of people who are innovative, agile and able to refine processes and ideas in the work they deliver.
They are currently recruiting for a Senior 2D Artist with strong creative, character and animation skills. With exciting new titles in development and for release this year they are looking for artists with strong concepting and animating skills to join their ambitious, highly talented and respected Art team.

Required Skills & Experience:

– Extensive digital illustration, Character and 2D animation experience
– Strong working knowledge of game development processes
– High level 2D art and animation skills
– Strong referable art skills and the ability to learn new skills as required. Along with the ability to impart skills and knowledge to both art and non-art team members.
– Skill sets should include: Character design, Animation, UI design, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Environment Design, Graphic Design, Project management, People management.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you?

Is so please contact Danny Blachford at Aardvark Swift Recruitment via email at: danny.b@aswift.com or via tel at: +44 (0)1709 834 777
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Senior 3D Artist – (Character and Animation)

Our client is a successful and growing venture-backed games developer delivering free and innovative games across a wide range of social and mobile platforms.
They are a responsive and dynamic company with a strong focus on quality and player experience. Their teams comprise of people who are innovative, agile and able to refine processes and ideas in the work they deliver.
They are currently recruiting for a Senior 3D Artist with strong creative, character and animation skills. With exciting new titles in development and for release this year they are looking for experienced and highly talented artists to drive the visuals forward on their products.
Bringing knowledge and passion for player experience and quality art to their titles, you will be joining an ambitious, highly talented and respected Art team.

Required Skills & Experience:

– Extensive digital illustration, Character and 3D animation experience
– Strong working knowledge of game development processes
– High level 3D art and animation skills
– Strong referable art skills and the ability to learn new skills as required. Along with the ability to impart skills and knowledge to both art and non-art team members.
– Skill sets should include: Character design, Animation, UI design, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Environment Design, Graphic Design, Project management, People management.
– Strong understanding of the needs of the project from a company perspective and can readily communicate and work with key departments ( design, marketing, finance…) to produce well rounded, competitive products.
– Has an in-depth knowledge of competing products to use throughout development of our games and stays up to date with approaches to art creation within popular title both aesthetic and technical.

For a full job specification and further details, please contact Danny Blachford at Aardvark Swift Recruitment via email at: Danny.b@aswift.com or via tel at: +44 (0)1709 834 777
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