Location: Yaba, Lagos
An Animator performs a number of different tasks, with the end goal of creating visual works that can be displayed through different media sources, including film, TV, websites, and social media, Learning platforms, etc. This role requires storyboarding, drawing using physical and digital tools, creating frames for animation, and pulling frames together into moving pictures.
We are looking for a disciplined and artistic person with a firm grasp of animation techniques, fundamentals, and software. The Animator will read through scripts and speak with clients to understand project needs, create storyboards and animations, and assist in the editing process.
Our ideal Animator will work with our team of Software Engineering facilitators, content writer(s), and product delivery team to interpret written tech and other contents in visual forms, in a way that is less technical and appealing to non-techies.
Core responsibility is to: Create, mostly 2D animated learning/course contents, and 3D animations for adverts. These may require you to:
Liaise with clients and develop animation from the conceptualization stage.
Create storyboards that depict the script and narrative.
Design models, backgrounds, sets, characters, objects, and the animation environment
Develop the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images and ensure they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
Build accurate, detailed, frame-by-frame visuals
Record dialogue and edit to composite the various layers of animation (backgrounds, special effects, characters, and graphics) in order to produce the finished piece.
Work to production deadlines and meet clients' commercial requirements.
Work as part of a broader production team, which might include liaising with our content writer(s), photographers, designers, project delivery team, account executives, and marketing specialists.
Deliver presentations and general progress reports.
Deal with diverse business cultures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or HND in any discipline, preferably Computer Animation, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or related field.
Minimum of two years industry-standard work experience as an animator, especially, with expertise in 2D animation, and commendable 3D Animation skills.
Further education, experience, proficiency, certification, and (or) skills in the following fields: animation, art and design, computer-aided engineering, design for moving image, film and video, graphics design / illustration, model making or sculpture, multimedia, spatial design) is an added advantage.
Sound understanding of animation, storytelling, and character development techniques.
Ability to apply creativity and intuitiveness to produce original and aesthetically pleasing designs and solution
Ability to use specialist computer generation software such as Maya, flash, and after-effects.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation
Attention to detail, adaptability, and receptiveness to feedback and direction.
Ability to work independently and/or with a team to develop animations and solve problems.
Other requirements as specific to our organization.