3D Animator (Paw Patrol Academy)

Remote
Full Time
Mid Level

Do you want to create meaningful games that help kids learn while having fun? Then you might be a great addition to Originator. We are looking for a talented versatile 3D animator to join our growing studio to build mobile games that combine entertainment (which kids love) with education (which parents and teachers value). 

The 3D Animator will apply animation and rigging skills to bring characters, objects and more to life. The animator will work under the guidance of the Art Director as part of a multidisciplinary development team. The ideal person for this position has excellent animation skills and sensibilities, can work within a rigorous set of game engine (Unity) requirements, works well in a small team, and can work independently with direction.

You will be working on Paw Patrol Academy, Google's Best App for Families, 2023.
This PAWsome app features interactive educational games for toddlers with real episode clips. Designed for pre school and kindergarten kids ages 2-5, it’s a brand-new way to experience the hit Nickelodeon show PAW Patrol!

Responsibilities: 

  • Rig and Animate Game Assets – Bring game assets to life through rigging and animation in apps designed for 3-6 year olds. Paw Patrol Academy must comply with existing styles.
  • Flexiblility – As part of a small team, the 3D Animator will have opportunity to work on a variety of visual elements in the game, including characters, objects, and UI.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Animation, Art, Graphic Design, or related discipline
  • 5 years of mobile game development or related work/school experience
  • Be equally proficient in animating simple game-based loops as well as cinematic storytelling cutscenes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert in 3D character and object animation
  • Ability to work independently, while remaining an actively engaged member of a small team

If this sounds like fun, we’d love to hear from you!

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Originator develops delightful mobile and tablet applications for children and families. Originator was formed by five passionate parents on a mission to create quality educational apps for young children. Our apps have received multiple awards including Apple App Store's Editor's Choice and App of the Day. Originator is a wholly-owned division of Spin Master Corp., a global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs and manufactures a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. We hire humble, collaborative, and ambitious people who care about doing great work. Originator is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company.

You can learn a bit more about our story here: www.originatorkids.com

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