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Senior Animator

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

We are looking for full-time and freelance senior animators to join our animation team from March/April 2022. You will preferably join the team here at our office in Stockholm or work remotely from our branch in London. Remote work outside of Stockholm or London might in some cases be possible, depending on connection speed.

Joining the animation team, you will become an essential part in aiding our clients in their creative process and assist in telling their stories. We strive towards giving our artists a lot of creative freedom, and welcome ideas and suggestions outside the box. With that in mind, we also expect our animators to be mindful of the bigger picture, making sure their shots fit into the edit and tell the story in the best possible way.

As a senior Animator at Important Looking Pirates, we expect you to be able to tackle all kinds of animation. And also be able to contribute with the highest level of polish and finish to your shots. You should own your shots and be able to troubleshoot issues across departments as they arise. Through your work, together with your supervisor, you should also help inspire and motivate others, in order to really push the edit and produce great looking shots.

Your work will include:

  • Animating everything from hero creatures and characters, to planning out sequences and cameras. Always with great attention to details.
  • Taking shots from idea to final animation, including previs and layout.
  • Sometimes work closely together with the supervisor and a larger animation team, but also be able to be the sole animation resource on smaller projects.
  • Proactively engage and communicate with other departments and colleagues in regards to your work.

You need the following:

  • As English is our main language in production, you need to be able to communicate effectively in English, both written and spoken.
  • Permission to work within the EU/UK.
  • Knowledge of Maya.
  • Strong skills and knowledge of animation.
  • A passion for creatures, VFX, realistic and hand keyed animation.
  • Initiative and ability to take ownership of your work.
  • The ability to work in an organised fashion to be able to take over other people's work as well as handing over your work to a colleague.
  • Be humble, helpful and put ego aside to help the show.
  • An interest in editing and filmmaking.
  • Slayed at least 20 mutant creepers in Minecraft.

Knowledge in the following areas are considered a plus:

  • Rigging.
  • Modeling.
  • Python.
  • Simulation.

Great Place to Work

  • You get to be a pirate

  • Social and friendly work environment

  • We do world class epic stuff

  • Innovative and fast-paced culture

  • Centrally located kick-ass office

  • Work–life balance perks

About the company

Important Looking Pirates is one of Scandinavia's biggest visual effects studios. Located in the heart of Stockholm we create photorealistic VFX for international TV series and feature films.

ILP was founded by artists in 2007 with the vision to become one of the top international suppliers of VFX. Since our management are artists themselves the focus of the company has always been on the quality of our work. That focus has not only earned us the big productions we are working on today but also international recognition and several of the most prestigious industry awards. We can proudly say that we have assembled one of the best visual effects teams in the business, currently with around 180 talents from all corners of the world.

Our latest projects include films like Star Wars - Rise of Skywalker, Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom and Aladdin, and TV series like Lost in Space, Watchmen, Game of Thrones and Westworld.

Our headquarters is located in the famous Norstedts building on the islet of Riddarholmen. The office is designed to inspire creativity and to provide the best possible work environment for creating spectacular visual effects. Almost a third of the office consists of social areas where the pirates gather to have lunch and celebratory fikas, get company updates, participate in fussball tournaments, and hang out for Friday beers.