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Velan Studios is looking a Senior Character Animator to define characters through movement, actions, and gameplay in Troy, NY.

December 13, 2016

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Senior Character Animator, Velan Studios

Location: Troy, New York

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, a small independent game developer, is looking for a Senior level or Specialist character animator who can work in a small prototyping team with engineers and designers to create eye-opening experiences. You will be actively collaborating with the team to define personality of the character through its movement, actions, and gameplay, as well as focusing on the implementation of character mechanics.  


You will be working with team members from other disciplines, but working very closely with gameplay engineers & designers to implement the character mechanics.

As a senior or specialist animator, you will also be expected to document processes, take on leadership responsibilities as the team grows as well as get involved in recruiting activities including portfolio reviews and interviews of applicants.


  • 5+ years of game/film industry experience

  • Expert in character animation and motion

  • Expert in 3D Studio Max or Maya

  • Self-driven & proactive in problem-solving

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

  • Samples/portfolio with descriptions of the work done

Any of these are Big Pluses

  • Scripting experience

  • Character modeling

  • Rigging & point weighting

  • Storyboarding and animatic development

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

  • Game design sensibilities

Interested? Apply now.

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