2D Character Animator

  • 28738 The Old Rd, Valencia, CA 91355, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

WayForward is an independent videogame developer based in Valencia, California.

Over a quarter century we’ve become one of the biggest independent developers out there, and house some of the finest talent in the video game industry. We’ve built our reputation on solid gaming fundamentals, feature-quality character animation, and flexibility and know-how when it comes to bringing entertainment brands into the world of gaming – both original characters of our own design, or comic book and tinsel town favorites. Over the last few years we’ve become mainstays in the area of rebooting classic game series.

We want to create the most entertaining games under the sun. Our goal is to engage, delight, surprise, and match wits with gamers of all ages on whatever devices they can be found!

Job Description

We are on a quest for 2D Character Animation talent!

Join a small-n-mighty team that loves to entertain our audience with high quality 2D animation. We love to draw, animate, and play games!

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  • Strong 2D skills (it should be evident that drawing is your passion)

  • Create strong Rough Poses (minimal detail, it's all about Pose Clarity)

  • Create a Rough Tie-Down Pose (using Rough Poses, it's all about acting an expression)

  • Create Rough Animation (using Rough Tie-Down Poses, bring it to life)

  • Open to learning new software

  • Passion for making and playing games!

 Please include easy to find links for examples of:

  • 2D Traditional Animation Reel

  • Figure Drawing

  • Quick Sketches

Bonus if you have examples of:

  • Character Design

  • Environments

  • Visual Effects

  • Illustration

Additional Information

This is a per-project position, but there is potential for long term employment.