Experienced Freelance 2D Senior Animators

Animation · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Animation
Employment Type Contract 40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Experienced


Lighthouse Studios is currently seeking talented and experienced Freelance 2D Senior Animators to work on various productions at Lighthouse Studios.

Applications must have a minimum of 5+ years' experience working in a studio environment, on high-end Toon Boom Harmony productions - these are senior positions and only open to applicants who meet the level of experience specified above.

Remote working and Freelance options are available, however, preference will be given to artists available to work in our studio in Kilkenny, Ireland

As a Senior Animator you will join our international crew working in a fast paced and vibrant environment while based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny. Your skill in animation will help establish, reinforce and enhance the production. We look forward to working with you!

Key responsibilities:

  • Study the animation style and brief on the objectives of each scene;
  • Animate assigned number of frames as per quota per week, comprising multiple passes and approval by your Director/Creative Lead.  Please note that quota can vary depending on difficulty and complexity of the assigned scene and show, which will be assessed by the Director/Creative Lead;
  • Follow instructions of the Director to meet creative standard and production deadlines;
  • Address any problems with the Line Producer and Production Co-ordinator;
  • Communicate progress of work to the Production Co-ordinator and Line Producer;
  • Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in animation work and that all notes/retakes are added;
  • Follow exact procedures set by LH (i.e. file naming and storage) according to the production's guidelines;
  • Attendance is required at meetings when requested by the Production Co-ordinator and Line Producer;
  • Review messages on messaging systems and emails during working hours.

This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related tasks that are requested of you.

Key requirements:

  • Advanced knowledge in Toon Boom Harmony;
  • Requires to have no less than 5+ years' of experience in Animation for television or feature film and/or a portfolio displaying the required skills;
  • Experience in cut-out animation using Toon Boom rigs;
  • Strong understanding of traditional 2D animation principles;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work;
  • Attention to details and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience with Shotgun;
  • Be available on messaging systems and by emails during working hours;

Lighthouse Studios is a growing studio with a truly international crew boasting over 20 different nationalities. We look for people not just based on core skills and experience but those who are willing to jump in and embrace our vibrant and diverse culture.  We are an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and Inclusion are core to who we are, and we recognise the great value each one of us brings to the team. If you require an accommodation due to a disability with your application or interview process, please email HR@lighthousestudios.ie and we will be happy to accommodate you as best we can.

Lighthouse Studios HR Department 

+353 (0)56 774 1200


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  • Location
    Kilkenny , n/a
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience