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Senior Animator – Character Design

Hong Kong

We are looking for a Senior Animator – Character Design to join our growing team in Hong Kong or Taiwan.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate directly with managers and team leads to develop art and technical direction, workflow and guidelines, advocate best practices for in-house tool development.
  • Work closely with animators, designers and software engineers during the innovation process, identify solutions and meet tight deadlines.
  • Be ready to drive conversation regarding skeletal character development, character improvement related topics. Guide early prototype.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitive to mass-market appeal. Ability to innovate with ideas, results that are culturally relevant to our customers (US market centric).
  • Create and maintain high-quality application components and tools.
  • Create a reusable, expandable character rigging set up.
  • Identify the dependencies in current rigging/animation processes and envision potential blockers.
  • Identify current content (skeleton rig and animation) for technical integrity before integrating them into the application.
  • Further the storytelling process by providing the personality, look and characteristics of the characters in content videos.
  • Provide mentorship and feedback regarding design and application of characters to fellow team members if applicable.

Required experience and skills

  • Animation or related Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of experience in the game and/or application production environment.
  • A portfolio displaying exceptional process of character design or game development with a demonstration of good sketching skills is a plus.
  • Experience in designing games/applications with a long-term live service. Experience in being lead of character creator development-related projects is a plus.
  • Passionate about experimenting with user-facing character creators in the market, with a good understanding of what makes the application easy-to-use and engaging.
  • Great presentation skills, being able to pitch ideas across the company.
  • Superior communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluent in verbal and written English is a must.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an ability to identify, troubleshoot, and provide solutions for issues related to the character pipeline.
  • Create and implement concepts using tools and technologies.
  • Proficiency in modern 2d/3d animation and skeleton-based tools e.g. Adobe Animate CC, Adobe After Effects, Blender, Spine 2D, etc.

The role will help the team to achieve

  • Building a professional character library with a good diversity for Vyond’s library.
  • Envision the global market standard and support the product in terms of the application of animated characters in business/enterprise storytelling.
  • Support character development initiatives in the future.

BENEFITS

  • Open and flat culture that lets you make a real impact
  • Friendly and collaborative work environment Medical Insurance
  • Performance-based yearly bonus
  • Five-day work week
  • Birthday holiday
  • Video games and Ping Pong for breaks
  • Hong Kong office is a 5-minute walk from Sheung Wan MTR Close to numerous affordable great restaurants
  • The most comfortable and energizing open office in town
  • Free snacks, fruits, coffee, and other drinks
  • Beer Fridays!
  • Watch 12 movies for free every year!

Interested parties please send your resume with the current and expected salary and date of availability.

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