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2D Animator

Kelowna, BC
Full Time
22 days ago

Duration: Full-Time Permanent Position

Group: Art/Animation
Job Requirements: Art/Animation school certificate or relevant work/study experience in excess of 2 years. Minimum 1 year experience with Spine, Live2D or a similar animation software.

About Sad Panda Studios

Sad Panda Studios was started 4 years ago by two friends who wanted to build fun and flirty video games. Crush Crush, their first game, has been played by more than 4 million people, and is available on many different platforms including Steam and Web. Sad Panda Studios is expanding its portfolio with several games in development and is excited to continue to grow the video game industry in the Okanagan.

Job Description

Sad Panda Studios has two games that have been released and are still receiving updates featuring new content and gameplay mechanics. We are looking for a motivated 2D Animator to join our team and help us breathe life into our games’ art. As a 2D Animator you would be working under our Art Director’s guidance to match the anime aesthetic and bring static art to life using Spine and Live2D. Must be comfortable working with adult content. On top of making animations for our games, you would be creating animated parts for trailers and adding flourishes to UI elements.

Job Requirements:
  • Have a good understanding of animation principles â€" timing, weight and staging
  • Good knowledge and experience in keyframing executing appealing well-timed animations
  • Good understanding of acting
  • Very good artistic skills. Specializing in the anime aesthetic is a bonus

Personal Requirements:
  • Self-motivated with proactive attitude to improve own qualifications
  • Open to receive and act on constructive criticism
  • Ability to learn about our games and contribute ideas to improve them
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work under certain times and quality requirements
  • English - must have competency in both written and spoken English
We offer:
  • Working on game projects with appealing art aesthetics
  • Experienced and fun-to-work-with colleagues
  • Extended Medical, Dental and life insurance benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • Access to our studio library resources full of inspiring art books and games
  • Free snacks, drinks, fancy coffees/teas, and veggies
  • Adorable office dogs :)

How to Apply
Please submit your resume and demo reel to
Sales and Marketing