We are Hiring – 2D Animation Crew Needed!

Calling all animation creatives! We are looking for 2D Designers, CelAction Layout Artists, CelAction Riggers and CelAction Animators to join us at Cloth Cat on a new production. This is a great opportunity to be a part of our busy, vibrant team! The production will be based at our Cardiff studio and involve hybrid working. Wales crew and UK crew will be our priority.

We are also looking for trainees, however they must be based in Cardiff and have had some experience of CelAction at a university level.

What we are looking for in you:

Designers – Daily tasks will include preparing new props and characters based on signed off design packs (including turnarounds and alternative angles), updating existing artwork and additional assets for backgrounds and characters, all to seamlessly match the existing style of the show. Required: Photoshop, experience with animation production.

Riggers – A passion for rigging production assets and able to match the established style of the show. Daily tasks will include rigging key characters, props, effects and backgrounds based on signed off production artwork and adhering to the current in-house rigging style. Maintain and improve the rigs during production and able to provide technical and creative solutions. Required: CelAction rigging experience on a previous series.

Layout Artists – A good eye for detail and composition. Work closely with the Design and Rigging teams to ensure the animatics are followed closely and scenes and shots are production ready for the animation team once approved by the Director. Required: CelAction

Animators – Good team players with a passion for animation, able to bring a character to life, demonstrating great character acting skills and animation fundamentals. Required: CelAction

Motivated individuals with experience of CelAction, who are good team players with a passion for animation, able to bring a character to life, demonstrating great character acting skills and animation fundamentals.

Generally Required Skills

  • Animation series production experience
  • Able to adhere to strict deadlines and a production schedule
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work efficiently independently and as part of a team
  • Proactive and open to direction
  • A good eye for detail

Candidates will need a modern Windows PC capable of running CelAction and a suitable internet connection to synchronise the necessary files. Hybrid working is available, as well as time in our Cardiff studio.

Experience

Prior experience of CelAction2D for many of these roles is essential, candidates will have proven production experience on at least one full broadcast series.

Project Start and End

Between Dec 2022 and Feb 2023 – End of 2023, depending on the role.

What we need from you

This role is hybrid for the entirety of the project, working from home will be required for some of the time or all if you are unable to reach our Cardiff studio. Rate will be daily in UK£ and paid PAYE in the UK.

Email your job application to jobs@clothcat.com, with the role you are applying for in the subject line: Job Application – 2D Crew

Please include attachments or links to your latest CV, showreel and online portfolio if available.

Please note we aim to respond to applications as soon as possible, but responses may take longer due to the high volume of applications.

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15 November 2022