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2D Animator (Adobe After Effects)

Remuneration:To be discussed 
Location:Cape Town, Woodstock
Job level:Junior/Mid
Own transport required:Yes

Job description

We're a small Cape Town-based studio that is looking for fresh talent to join our team.

We work with a variety of different clients and projects ranging from animation, motion graphics, e-learning, post production, VFX and film production. The successful candidate will get a taste of the industry through a hands-on experience, working alongside a seasoned pro.
The successful applicant needs to be passionate for creating the best animation work possible.

- Please do have a look at our website ( to get an idea of the type of animation / work we do.

He/she needs to be on top of the latest after effects/animation tools, techniques and trends available. Please have a look at our website to get a feel for the type of work we do.

Key responsibilities 
  • To interpret the requirements of a client brief including concept, style, creative direction, script and objectives, so as to create an innovative and high-quality animation. This can include, but is not limited to: 2D animation, iconography, animations and elements for compositing over footage, type and character animation.
  • To research and analyse the best animation techniques and solutions.
  • To maintain and follow best practice for version control, naming convention, exports and organisation of graphic files.


  • Must be Cape Town based
  • Matric with degree or diploma in relevant field. Alternatively, if no degree/diploma - significant experience in relevant industry
  • Must have a good understanding of video formats and be fluent in Adobe After Effects and Illustrator a must. 
  • Strong 2D motion graphics ability and interest in the field of 2D animation.
  • Character and typographic animation
  • A comprehensive digital portfolio or showreel of animation work
  • Proven ability to create high quality content and overall pride in their delivery
  • Ability to conceptualise ideas and bring them to life visually in a way that makes it easy for the viewer to understand
  • Excellent time management and quality management skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Can cope under pressure and work according to deadlines
  • Positive attitude, proactive and eager to learn.
  • Able to give and receive direction and constructive criticism well
  • One to two years' relevant industry experience. - big advantage 
  • Vector Illustration skills (character and type) - big advantage 
  • Conceptual thinking and development
  • Storyboarding/sketching ability
  • Art direction
  • Graphic design skills 
  • Social media/copywriting ability
  • 3D animation knowledge and ability
Job type
  • Full-time.
  • Contract basis with option to renew.
  • Market related remuneration. To be discussed.

If you are interested and feel you're right for the role, please email your CV and showreel to:

Posted on 16 Jan 11:47


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