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Lead/Senior Animator

Surprise yourself – and embrace the thrill of creating new

Welcome to Supernatural Studios!  We are inspired, talented, and we’ve got a track record behind us – but what matters more is that curiosity and shared values are driving our vision.  We’re building a team of people driven to excellence, eager to have a voice, and committed to creating games and a studio we’ll all be proud of.

This is where you come in – if you have extreme talent and a thirst to grow, learn and create great game experiences – let’s connect.

Today, we’re looking for a Lead or Senior Animator, but we’ll soon be seeking other awesome folks across all disciplines. We are building a team that is extremely talented, curious, diverse, and collaborative.

The Senior Animator is a key member of the team.

In this role, you will be part of setting our style, making key decisions for the team and the future of the studio. “Senior” doesn’t mean grizzled in our books. It means you’re overflowing with talent, you’re a leader who seeks collaboration, and is committed to cultivating and mentoring a team – while we grow a studio together.

If you are passionate about working in a collaborative environment – We’re curious to hear about you and what excites you!

Connect with us here: becurious@supernaturalstudios.com

What you’ll do

  • Be inspiring. Be the person you want to learn from.  

  • Define our Animation style.

  • Create in-game animations for an original IP.

  • Assist with animation pipeline and associated workflows.

  • Provide animation feedback and communicate best practices with intention for animation refinement.

  • Contribute to post-mortems, provide feedback, help improve our process and data output.

  • Establish guidelines and requirements for the look and quality of animation.

What we expect

  • Clear communication. Strong input. You are an important contributor to the games we make and how we do it.

  • Strong understanding of key-framed animation development processes, limitations, and dependencies.

  • Good understanding of character set up, rigging and associated areas.

  • Collaborate well with others to share ideas, techniques, and best practices.

  • Maintain high quality standards.

  • Be task-driven, self-motivated, and proactive.

What you'll bring

  • Deeply awesome animation skills. The kind that makes your fellow team members grin and giggle with anticipation of how much fun our players will have seeing them.

  • A digital portfolio along with your resume.

  • A passion for making interactive experiences.

  • Several years of animation industry experience. We feel that the sort of skills this role will require would be built after at least 3 years in the industry but we invite you to apply if you’ve gotten there by other means.

  • Expert level understanding of animation principles.

  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency using 3D Animation software.

  • The ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, and get things done.

Bonus points

  • A technical understanding of the game development process.

  • Unreal game development experience.

  • Experience directing and/or working with mocap data.

What you can expect from us

The Supernatural experience is about surprising yourself.

We act with people in mind. With a safe and collaborative environment, we create openness and empathy to draw the best collaboration from everyone within our team. We open up dialogue, welcome creative tension, and enjoy growth when everyone is comfortable being uncomfortable.

You also can expect

  • Flexible working hours

  • A remote-friendly culture. Our studio is located in Vancouver, Canada but we have team members working remotely from the US and other parts of Canada

  • A generous benefits package for either US or Canadian members & competitive, regularly reviewed compensation

  • Great team members whose passion, respect and trust will inspire you to surpass your own expectations of yourself

  • The opportunity to work in true cross-functional teams, delivering on our promise of surprising unexpected fun

If we caught your attention

Email us at becurious@supernaturalstudios.com with your resume and link to your portfolio.

We know that applying for a new position can be daunting but we welcome you to apply and discover how you can add to our culture. We understand that for our team to thrive we need many points of view to create the unexpected!

Interested? We’d love to hear from you.