Keyframe Animator

Location: Remote

Specialism: Animation


Contract: Freelance
Start date: 17 April 2023


Axis Studios have an exciting opportunity for UK based animators to join us in April on an unannounced Marvel series! We're looking for talented individuals to join us on this adventure, carrying out the position on-site in our Glasgow studio or remotely in the UK.

The Keyframe Animator's primary function is to create high-quality character or creature animation for ongoing projects.



  • Character and creature keyframe animation
  • Facial keyframe animation
  • Ability to shoot and showcase believable acting video reference that adds to the performance of characters.
  • Collate references where and when necessary.
  • Able to generate/discuss ideas with the lead/supe to make a shot work.
  • Ability to switch gears and  adapt quickly to different styles of animation from cartoony to realistic.
  • Keen to learn new tools and pipeline.


Required Skills:

  • Accomplished examples of keyframe animation, both character acting and full body
  • Thorough knowledge of Autodesk Maya is essential
  • Good communication skills and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges
  • Strong understanding of the principles of animation, with a keen eye for character pose and staging
  • Good knowledge of cinematography
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of basic real-world physics and their application for animation
  • Proven production experience within a team
  • Minimum of 3+ years experience



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