Animator - Barbie

We are looking for an experienced Animator to join the Barbie team! Under the guidance of the Supervisor, Leads and/or Principals, on a CG animated project, the Animator creates animation that supports the overall creative vision for the story.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Under the leadership of the Supervisor and/or Leads, follows the established style of performance for the project.
  • As requested, collaborates to create and determine unique traits for characters and/or objects to be animated.
  • Delivers assignments per project schedules and set quotas.
  • Works to ensure balance, composition and timing requirements are implemented in a way that supports story and character performance.
  • Creatively enhances material in order to achieve set standards of performance and complexity.
  • Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s), Supervisors or Leads in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
  • Adheres to digital file management protocols.
  • Aligns and engages with the values of Rainmaker: a culture of community, connectivity, creativity and collaboration.
  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree and/or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles of animation.
  • Working knowledge of anatomy, perspective and composition.  Background in classical animation is preferred.
  • Proficiency in using Maya is required.
  • Strong aesthetic skills including staging and timing.
  • Ability to communicate and/or demonstrate ideas clearly and concisely.  Practices attentive and active listening.  Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner.  Accepts accountability for own actions.
  • Solid work ethic and positive attitude.  Ability to work under pressure.  Self-motivated and pro-active.  Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
  • Efficient and detail oriented.
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to deliver work on time and fulfill production quota.