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Are you a talented designer? Do you love animation? Come and join our team!

We're on the lookout for someone with illustration and digital design skills to join our team at our production studios in Margate.

A+C Studios is a one-stop-shop animation production studio that delivers fresh ideas and compelling animated storytelling. We work on exciting advertising projects with some of the world's most recognisable brands.

Our studio is growing, and we need someone with the creative flair to produce design for all our production areas.

The successful applicant will play a crucial part in the animation pre-production process - creating storyboards, designing characters, props, and scenes, and advancing our in-house brand style by developing promotional assets.

You will work from our brand new, digital creative suite, joining our friendly team of creatives and production professionals.

We're open to applications from candidates of all experience levels - from entry level graduates to established motion designers.

This role is office based, it will require the candidate to work from A+C’s Margate production studio.

Key Responsibilities

    • Graphic design/layout - Producing the visual style and graphic/illustrated elements on documents such as production treatments.

    • Storyboarding - Working closely with our director to produce storyboards for our stop-motion and digital animation projects.

    • Character, prop, and set design - Collaborating with our set builders, model makers, and director to design all on-screen elements, assisting our director in realising the aims of our commercial and in-house productions.

    • Brand design - Developing and producing in-house branding assets and other creative work for our sales & marketing team.

Required Skills

    • Strong illustration and graphic design skills are essential.

    • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Experience in other Adobe Creative Suite apps is an advantage.

    • Good communication skills and ability to work on diverse and varied briefs.

    • The world of advertising and animation is fast-paced - the ability to work under pressure and react quickly to client and team requests is essential. The role will involve mucking in when required for different tasks.

Applications

To apply for the role, please send a CV and relevant reel.

Application closing date is 5pm Friday 5th November 2021, however, we will be assessing and contacting successful candidates on a rolling basis, as and when applications are received. So may close applications early if a candidate is identified sooner.

A telephone/Zoom interview will take place, before an in-person interview at our Margate studio in Kent.

*Please note this role is not a remote working role and will be based in the Margate studio Monday to Friday.

Role: Designer

Location: Margate, Kent CT9 1LU

Application deadline: 5pm Friday 5th November 2021

Salary: £18,000-£28,000pa

Contact: For more information or to send an application, please email 

About A+C Studios

A+C Studios is an animation studio specialising in stop-motion animation. We are a team of ambitious animators, storytellers, technicians and model-makers. We combine hand-crafted, traditional animation techniques with the latest digital technologies and software to create award-winning animated content. We have two work spaces. A set of film studios in a beautiful Victorian building, The Old Laundry, in Margate and on the opposite side of the road, a newly converted bright and airy production and post production office. We produce scripts, storyboards, sets and puppets, animation and visual effects to take an idea from script to screen. To date, A+C have produced animated content for clients including LEGO, Adidas, TK Maxx, LV= and Cadbury. Our work has been broadcast on TV, cinema and online. These projects have been completed through a combination of working directly with brands and through international advertising agencies.