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Published 2023-06-25

Animation Director

Type of job: Remote
Country: United Kingdom
City: Liverpool
Company: Wushu Studios

Description of the offer

As Animation Director you’ll lead the growth of our animation team, contributing to multiple AAA projects simultaneously, delivering on quality and pushing the boundaries of gameplay and cinematic animation.


  • Conceptualise and design animation for a variety of co-development projects requiring animation support.
  • Be the creative vision for animation, working closely with the game’s designers and artists to ensure that the animation fits seamlessly with the game’s overall aesthetic and gameplay.
  • Oversee the growth and development of the animation team and ensure that they have sufficient resources required to produce quality work effectively.
  • Establish and maintain quality standards for animation, ensuring that it meets the expectations set and showcases the quality of work Wushu Studios is known for.
  • Consult with design, art, and engineering teams to solve any problems that arise during the animation process.
  • Partner with technical teams to establish pipelines and workflows + select tools to achieve aesthetic quality and technical functionality.
  • Review the implementation of animations in engine with a focus on quality.


  • Possess a deep understanding of animation principles, as well as a strong artistic sense to be able to direct the creation of visually appealing and compelling animations.
  • A strong understanding of basic human kinetics and real-world physics.
  • Demonstrate an ability to lead and develop an animation team effectively.
  • Familiarity with Motion Capture and other various animation software/tools such as Motion builder, Maya, 3DS Max etc.
  • Strong knowledge of procedural animation principles and techniques.
  • Ability to produce high-quality animations in different game engines, experience in UE5 is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of the video game development process and production pipelines.
  • Strong focus on professional development and ability to mentor individuals to develop their skills and knowledge.


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Flexible working hours
  • x 4 Half-day Fridays (during the summer months)
  • A day off on your birthday
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance
  • Weekly Yoga Class
  • Anti-Crunch ethos
  • Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Social Events/Project Launch Wrap Parties
  • Charity Events
  • Branded merchandise

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