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Animator Job Description

What do animators do?

Animators create films for production companies, major animation studios and computer games companies. Typical responsibilities of the job include:

Typical responsibilities of the job include:

working creatively to produce original and aesthetically pleasing designs and solutions
using specialist computer generation software such as Maya, Flash and After Effects
presenting designs to customers for evaluation
promoting and running the business or business aspects
potentially negotiating contracts
liaising and working effectively with other design and production staff.


What skills does an animator need?

Artistic talent
A knack for story telling
Attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to meet tight deadlines

Jobs which overlap with that of animator include 3d modeller, concept artist


Essential: An up to date and comprehensive portfolio showcasing artistic and creative output.
A degree in a relevant area such as computing or animation is desirable but not essential.