CG Animator

  • Full-time

Company Description

The Mill is a global creative partner for agencies, production companies and brands, working across all media channels and platforms.

We are trusted specialists in visual effects, creative technologies and content production Our projects include the creation of digital products and virtual experiences, as well as world class visual effects and video production.

We are a vibrant network of talented artists, producers, directors and creative technologists from multinational backgrounds. We nurture innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas across our studios in London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Berlin and Bangalore. We are all united by one single ambition: To create extraordinary and memorable work that captivates and excites audiences.

We are The Mill. We create the extraordinary.

Job Description

Our global Visual Effects team combines talent with technology, artistry with rigor, familiar with the fantastic. Our work can be inspiring or invisible, but always unforgettable. From the language of colour to the hand drawn and photo-real, we bring ideas to life through the use of movement, storytelling and timing. 

A CG Animator will work closely with our animation leads and other fellow artist to create high quality animation for commercial VFX. Candidates should have a strong understanding of character animation, rigging and the general VFX pipeline. 


  • Working closely with 3D Artists, Leads and the Animation Supervisor to ensure the client’s requirements and deadlines are met.  
  • Often working with the pipeline and rigging department to provide feedback and collaboration to improve animation tools. 


  • 3-5 years experience  
  • Must demonstrate proficient animation skills in their portfolio. 
  • Maya skills is required.
  • A broad range of animation styles from realistic creatures to cartoon characters. 
  • A strong understanding of animating cameras and non-character objects. 
  • A basic understanding of rigging and dynamics. 
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems knowledge as well as experience of Windows.  
  • A degree in animation or computer graphics is preferred. 
  • General knowledge of Nuke/After Effects and Photoshop. 
  • Experience with motion capture animation is a huge plus. 
  • Knowledge of MEL and/or Python for scripting and tool development is a plus, but not required. 

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At The Mill, we want to work with the best people and we want them to have a great career with us. We will make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process and beyond to help people shine and enable them to show us their skills and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the needs of a diverse workforce. We will offer flexible working practices and make relevant workplace adjustments for employees who need them to be at their best.

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