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Pipeworks Studios

Animation Artist

USAFull-Time$65K - $78K
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The Animator will work closely with the project art director to create high quality and effective animations across various projects and styles, ranging from cartoony to realistic, for console, PC, and mobile platforms.

Day To Day

• Create animations for individual projects as needed

• Investigate and test optimal approaches for each platform that hit the highest quality within the given tool set

• Understand what the project art director requires for the project and research, develop and implement it in the project’s engine

• Research and utilize the most relevant animation techniques

• Work with character artists to ensure that the character design works with motion requirements

• Make strong, visually impactful animation that pushes the quality of the project

• Work in an organized way

• Work effectively with other artists and engineers to achieve project goals

• Solve problems to the benefit of the project/team

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

Must Haves

• Experience with Maya or equivalent tools

• Unreal animation experience is a must

• Ability to create strong animations in 2D or 3D in-engines

• Ability to create and work off concepts, storyboards, or reference video

• Understanding of traditional animation techniques and concepts

• Ability to assess suggestions and come up with creative solutions

• Collaborate with the Art Lead and Design team to express personalities and mood through animation

• Works closely with Technical and Character Artists to develop new techniques and tools to improve the animation pipelines

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to keep a clear and consistent schedule

• Provide estimates for project planning and scoping

• Inter-department work with Engineering, Design and Production as needed

• Understanding of bug fixing and investigation

Nice-To-Have Skills

·    Unity animation experience

·    Storyboarding experience

·    2D animation experience

·    Motion graphic experience

Education & Experience Required

  • Any degree or certification in Art, or equivalent work experience 
  • 3-6 years of experience in a similar role

Materials Required

Candidate should provide demo reel of animations that they have created or directed and a resume detailing the projects/studios that they have been a part of. An art test may be required.

What We Can Offer You

A Flexible Working Environment

Almost all of our roles allow for your choice of work location. We’re happy to support our team no matter where they prefer to work: remote, in office, or hybrid.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401K with employer match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance Policy
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 17 Paid Company Holidays
  • Relocation
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Club Discounts
  • Sports Team Sponsorship
  • Annual Company Events
  • Project Wrap Parties

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