Animator Job Description

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Animator responsibilities

  • Reading scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements
  • Preparing presentations with raw designs to customers
  • Developing storyboards for the initial stages of production

Animator Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a creative Animator to develop excellent visual frames with 2D/3D or other techniques. Your work will give life to storylines and characters in films, games or videos.

Animators possess a creative eye and artistic aptitude. They can easily turn a script or a concept into an impressive computer-generated animation. To excel in this role, you must be highly skilled in CGI software and storytelling.


  • Read scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements
  • Prepare presentations with raw designs to customers
  • Develop storyboards for the initial stages of production
  • Create models, drawings and illustrations by hand or electronically
  • Join images with background graphics and special effects
  • Ensure synchronization of frames and audio
  • Participate in editing process
  • Direct the work of animation assistants
  • Collaborate with production crew (designers, directors etc.)


  • Proven experience as animator
  • Knowledge of 2D/3D, stop motion and computer-generated animation
  • Experience in project management
  • Proficient in CGI software (Photoshop, 3ds Max, Maya etc.)
  • A creative storyteller with presentation abilities
  • Comfortable working with deadlines and budget restrictions
  • Teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • Degree in computer animation, 3D/graphic design, fine arts or relevant field

Animator Job Description Examples

Animator • Upwork

I need a 5 second animation for my YouTube Channel

I want it to have my channel name ( VeronikaTheWitch )

And some cartoon drawing of a little anime girl with a tattoo on her chest like mine holding dolls in her hands.

I would also like a banner for my channel to match! Stating that I have new videos weekly.

I attached my profile picture which is on al...

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Animator • Lucasfilm

We are looking for an artist who reflects the innovative spirit, production excellence and immersive storytelling that defines ILMxLAB.

The Animator is responsible for high-quality animation of 3D characters, weapons, vehicles, and cameras for both gameplay and cinematic sequences. He collaborates with the dev team to create compelling performances within real time rendered immersive... experi...

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Senior Animator  • Robot Entertainment

Robot Entertainment is an independent game studio founded in 2009, best known for creating the Orcs Must Die! franchise. We’re looking for an experienced Senior Animator to work on an unannounced project set in a vibrant, stylized, fantasy world, ...

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Animator (Returnship) • WarnerMedia, WARNERMEDIA

Company Overview

Every great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. We’re home...

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