Speculative application for Maya Animator role

10 January 2018

Location: London

Closing Date: 2 February 2018

In the Blue Zoo studio we strive to create CG character animation of the highest standard under tight deadlines.


In the Blue Zoo studio we strive to create CG character animation of the highest standard under tight deadlines.

You will need to show an excellent understanding of Maya's rigging systems for character animation.

Candidates must show organisational skills, and be communicative with those in their team, and across departments.

All of our animators work from our central London studio to aid collaboration and team communication; we do not hire remote workers.


Key Responsibilities
  • Working as part of a team of animators, communicating between your Team Lead and Director
  • Managing your workload and completing the shots allocated to you on time.
  • Ensuring your work is communicating clearly from blocking through to final animation.
  • Open to sharing knowledge with team.


Required Skills
  • Fluent in using Maya for character animation
  • Ability to block animation in stepped keys
  • Excellent understanding of body mechanics, performance and strong posing.
  • Ability to find creative solutions to a problem
  • Artistic skills such as life drawing would be extremely beneficial
Personal Skills
  • Open, approachable and friendly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly motivated to do their best and to always be improving
  • Responsive to taking direction and feedback
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop professionally
  • Ability to quickly integrate & communicate well in a small team
Required Experience

The only experience needed is a showreel which demonstrates the above requirements

Benefits & perks
  • Unlimited tea, coffee & breakfast
  • Many staff social events throughout year
  • Free beer every Friday!
  • Subsidised local gym membership (for contracts over 2 months)
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been in our studio for 2+ years)
Contract type




This is a speculative application, with no guarantee of employment.