2D Animators – Tom & Jerry Time!

Join us for Tom and Jerry Time!

This is the kind of classic cartoon stuff that only comes along every so often and we are thrilled about starting production! The hand drawn, non-dialogue format for Warner Bros Animation calls for an expansion to our team – cartoon lovers, come join us! Tom and Jerry Time is the first preschool outing for the iconic cat and mouse duo.

The roles of 2D Animators are primarily based in Gigglebug’s studio in Helsinki, Finland. Applicants who are ready to relocate to Helsinki, will be prioritised.

All applicants must be proficient in Toon Boom Harmony, with traditional 2D animation skills. As we are working in a hybrid-pipeline, knowledge in rig-based animation is also required.

Please send your portfolios and possible questions through the Apply now -button.

Purpose of the role
The role of 2D Animator entails working together with the Animation Supervisor and Animation Director in translating the script and the director’s vision into pictures. Animators are responsible for animating their shots from start to finish, using both traditional animation and rigs for clean-up.

Responsibilities:

  • Create hand-drawn character animation (based on provided storyboards) as well as using rigs for posing and animation. Animators are responsible for their own shots, both including starting with hand-drawn animation and finalizing the shots with the help of rigs.
  • Embellish character action and emotion
  • Strong character acting ability, solid sense of comedic timing, high quality draftsmanship and drawing skills
  • Use of strongly developed critical eye with attention to detail
  • Applicants must be able to follow the schedule set by the production team
  • Use Toon Boom Harmony to animate in a traditional fashion and using rigs for clean-up animation.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a 2D animator in a series production is preferred
  • Proficiency in Toon Boom Harmony software is required
  • Traditional 2D animation experience required
  • Knowledge in rig-based animation is required
  • Online portfolio/demo reel required when applying
  • Previous experience in a studio production pipeline
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Love for cartoons

Application period:
Apply now

Contract time period:
2+ years, Starting as early as January 2023

Location:
Helsinki, Finland

Does this adventure call to you?
You can apply by sending your cover letter and portfolio to us as soon as possible.

Please note that we will start interviews for these positions when the application period ends. So please act quickly to start your new adventure with us in the Nordics!

Why Gigglebug?
We are a fast-growing, 100+ deep band of animation people, enthusiasts, and visionaries from around the world, brought together to inject positivity and creativity to the world of kid’s content. Our agile animation studio is located in the Heart of Helsinki, Finland. This is our atelier. Home of the Gigglebug. Hotbed of fun. And a safe space for stand out creativity.

Our mindset, values and work ethic translate to creativity, honesty, equality and high quality. In short: Nordic playfulness. As humans, we look for purpose in our work. Our purpose is to contribute to making the world a better place – by spreading laughter and joy.

Why Nordics?
We want to make the best stuff in the world. But we also want to live the best life we can. This means world-class projects; a warm, supportive culture; and all the benefits of the Finnish society. Read: trustworthy people, stable governance, inclusive values, tons of nature, healthy work-life balance, free and high-quality schools and daycares, social and healthcare benefits… the list of nice things is abundant.

Future Workplaces certificate is granted to workplaces that are characterized by boldness, passion and human values. It is awarded to companies that have succeeded in creating an exceptionally positive employee experience.

The employee experience in Gigglebug was evaluated in April 2022 based on Siqni survey sent to all the employees. On the basis of the survey, Siqni has granted to Gigglebug a Future Workplaces certificate.