Animator
PopCap Games, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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The Animator will develop animation for social and mobile games. This position will be a core member of the studio’s staff and a positive presence in the office. The Animator should not have any zombie, peg or jewel allergies.

Responsibilities:
Develops storyboards, 3D models, animation, visual effects and artwork to meet design goals and support the animation style

Helps other artists to improve the quality of their work

Contributes to game design, implementation and other non-art needs

Anticipates issues and is proactive in developing solutions

Utilizes internal tools and procedures and works with engineering to meet technical requirements

Has the flexibility to work on multiple titles and platforms simultaneously

Generates time estimates when needed

Maintains flexibility to assist with special projects, as needed

Required Skills/Personal Requirements:
At least 2 years experience as an Animator in a high-tech environment, including some experience in games

Experienced with all aspects of 3D animation: modeling, rigging, lighting, texturing, animation

Experience in 2D animation/motion design preferred

Should be a strong artist/illustrator

Has a positive attitude and enjoys working on a team

Ability to give concise and constructive critiques of other Artists’ work

Ability to receive and respond appropriately to critiques from all members of the development team

Challenges one’s self to raise the bar on his/her own work and that of the company

Strong ability to communicate ideas visually and in writing

Experience reanimating the dead is preferred

Education and/or Certifications:
High school diploma, or equivalent, required.

College degree in Art, Animation, Design, or related field preferred.

Continued design classes and/or certification a plus.

PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the worldwide leader in casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum.

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