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Laika Recruiting 2D Animator

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2D Animator

Category: Animator
Company: Laika
Location: Portland (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

LAIKA/house, located in Portland, Oregon, is an eclectic team of passionate artists focused on crafting memorable content across all mediums of animation (CG, 2D and Stop Motion), live action and visual effects. Acclaimed visual storytellers, we collaborate with global advertising agencies to spark life into branded characters and enrich creative concepts across tangible and digital realities. If you’ve watched prime-time TV or spent any time online in the past 30 years, you’ve experienced our work with clients including Apple, Coca-Cola, ESPN, M&M’S, Kellogg’s, Honda, Planters and Frito Lay.

General Summary

2D Animator creates the performance of an animated character conveying emotion, movement, action and personality. The 2D Animator is ideally skilled in both traditional frame-by-frame animation, preferably using digital tools such as Harmony and a Cintiq, as well as puppeted 2D animation using Harmony, Flash and/or After Effects.

Essential Job Functions

Takes creative direction from the Director to ensure the highest quality of animation possible.
If working with traditional Key frame animation, is able to convey information to animation assistants to assure quality cleanup and in-betweens.
Able to work within tight schedules while retaining a high quality of work.
Ability to deliver revisions in an expedient manner.
If working within digital systems such as Harmony or Flash, ability to own all aspects of file set-up and delivery of final files.
Able to work with other team members to ensure a smooth workflow.
Able to work remotely or in-house.


Bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study or equivalent combination education and experience.
1-2 years experience as an Animator in the commercial or film industry.
Strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
Proficiency in Harmony, Flash, and/or After Effects.
Strong examples of work.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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