Junior 2D FX Artist

  • Full Time
  • London, UK
  • 05/10/2022

Blue Zoo

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: None

We’re looking for a 2D FX artist to join us for an exciting project here at Blue Zoo!

Our FX Artists are able to demonstrate brilliant attention to detail, the ability to think outside the box, be super pro-active and have a brilliant work ethic alongside the ability to work well within a small team.

We are very happy to discuss flexible, hybrid and remote working options for all our vacancies.

Day to Day:

  • Hand Animate custom FX for scenes in the style of the show
  • Manage and maintain FX stock material in a library used by the FX team
  • Create particle systems in Toon Boom Harmony and integrate into the production
  • Liaise with compositing team members to resolve issues
  • Match FX timing and movement to existing animation in a scene

About You

Must Have:

  • Good knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony
  • Strong sense of animation timing
  • Good knowledge of 2D pipeline
  • Strong knowledge of classical 2D animation principles
  • Good design and drawing skills in Toon Boom Harmony
  • Self-motivated
  • Can take direction and are willing to address constructive feedback
  • Able to communicate clearly with colleagues
  • Ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently
  • Have an appreciation of accuracy and pay close attention to detail
  • Be able to deliver on schedule, working efficiently under pressure

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working with Compositing
  • Previous experience working on a 2D TV production

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs, an Annie and an Emmy along the way!

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corp certification. We’ve been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives – whatever our situation – is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated to make things better. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other’s differences and seek to understand and embrace fresh perspectives.

What we’ve got for you:

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019, 2020 and 2022
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year – even though some of them have to be remote for the foreseeable!
  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme
  • Friday “beer o’clock” and talks programme!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Profit share (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies.

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

To apply for this job please visit careers.blue-zoo.co.uk.

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