Animator

Thank you for your interest. We are always looking for experienced talent to join the Pipeworks team!

The Animator will work closely with the Art Lead to create high quality and effective animations across various projects and styles, ranging from cartoony to realistic, for console, PC, and mobile platforms.

Essential Job Functions

  • 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 Art Lead 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
  • At least 1-2 years experience in the same or similar role
  • Experience with Maya or equivalent tools
  • Unity 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
  • Unreal animation experience a plus
  • Storyboarding experience is a plus
  • 2D animation experience a plus
  • Motion graphic experience a plus
  • 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

Any degree or certification in Art or equivalent work experience.

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.

About Pipeworks Studios

Since 1999, Pipeworks Studios has been quietly developing best-selling games and beloved game franchises from deep in the heart of Oregon. Our teams are creating truly unique original IP games alongside our
on-going work with key game franchises and outside partners.

At Pipeworks Studios, we believe in creating popular, innovative, and unique games that harness the creative spark of our teams and embrace the power of our players and community.We harness the power of games to create magic across worlds. Discover the magic at www.pipeworks.com