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Character Animator

Contact: Hiring Department
Velan Studios


Are you super passionate about hand animating characters and truly breathing life into them? Can you bring out their quirky personalities and make it emotionally resonate with players while delivering innovative gameplay mechanics?

Velan Studios is a growing independent game developer focused on bringing ground-breaking new game experiences to existing and emerging game platforms. We are building a world-class development studio of developers who can blow game-players away with work that is both innovative and unconventional. We are looking for an experienced and passionate animator to join our team. If you’re brimming with curiosity and ready to create the best work of your career, we want to hear from you!


The ideal candidate is a versatile animator with strong hand-keyed animation skills and an eye for humor and energy in their animation work. The Animator will work in a small production team with the Game Director, Art Director, Character Artists, Animators and Gameplay Programmers to create eye-opening, visuallycaptivating experiences.


• 3+ years of game/film industry experience

• Expert in character animation and motion

• Expert in rigging, skinning, and point-weighting

• Experience working in Unreal, Unity, or other AAA engines.

• Strong working knowledge in 3D Studio Max or Maya

• Self-driven and proactive in problem solving

• You must be an excellent team player, passionate, scrappy, and deeply curious.

Big Pluses

• Scripting experience

• Character modeling expertise

• Storyboarding and animatic development experience

• Motion-matching or other modern techniques for character animation in games

• Strong Game Design sensibilities

To apply for this position, please your send resume, cover letter and a portfolio with descriptions of the work showcased to [email protected]. Be sure to reference the position you’re applying for in the subject line.

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