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Junior Animator

Coatsink is looking for a highly motivated and talented Junior Animator to join the team in Sunderland, UK. You will work closely with our entire animation team.

As a Junior Animator at Coatsink, you will be required to have an understanding of animation principles and will be expected to followed guidance and direction from Senior and Lead Animators, consistently learning and developing new skills. You will use Maya to create character rigs and animations and assist with the development of character and personality while serving the games aesthetic and design.

Sound fun? If you’re up to the challenge, we want to hear from you!

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Junior Animator


  • Communicate with Programmers and Designers about animation implementation

  • Work in Unity on animation trees

  • Work on body mechanics and acting

  • Work on creating believable environment animations

  • Produce simple character rigs using Maya

  • Take and implement feedback


  • Relevant degree in Games Animation or equivalent course

  • Experienced in Maya

  • Able to create simple rigs in Maya

  • Willingness to learn and adapt following the needs of a project

  • Ability to work within an established pipeline

  • Excellent team skills

  • A creative mindset and a self-starter


  • Two years’ experience in the games industry desirable
  • Experience creating more complex rigs
  • Knowledge of Unity Animation systems
  • Basic understanding of blend trees

What we can provide

  • A relaxed working environment with a casual dress code
  • Experience working with cutting-edge technology
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation support
  • Travel pass scheme

Submission Instructions

  • A CV is required
  • A cover letter is required
  • A link to your portfolio and/or project(s) demonstrating relevant skills is required
  • You must be willing to complete an animation test if requested to do so

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We do not pay fees to any third party agency or recruiter without a mutually agreed-upon contract and we are not responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

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