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CGI Character Animator - Mid

Location: London

Doodle Productions are looking for one Mid Character Animator start 12th of March for minimum 5 weeks, until 13th of April in London, for the second series of our animated kids TV Series ‘Messy Goes to Okido’.

Job Description
  • Animate characters and props in scenes as briefed by Series Director and Animation Director

  • Accurately follow all reference material available, including animatics, layout and launch notes

  • Prepare shots for review by Animation Director and Series Director, in a timely fashion prior to deadline

  • Incorporate any retakes and creative or logistical feedback as requested

  • Incorporate any QC or technical fixes as requested

  • Create and publish scenes which meet the technical specifications of the CG Department, to ensure all materials are ready and efficient as possible to use at all stages of the production pipeline

  • Meet the animation quotas and deadlines given by production

Essential Skills
  • Must have minimum a degree in 3D CGI character animation and 3 years industry experience as an animator

  • Strong knowledge of / experience using Maya

  • Demonstrable aptitude for cartoony style animation and accurate lip sync

  • Strong sense of posing, timing and performance

  • Excellent knowledge of and aptitude for facial acting animation

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills; ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills, including proficiency in spoken English

Desirable Skills & Attributes:
  • Strong ability to focus, attention to detail and understanding of the importance of continuity

  • Understanding and aptitude for comic timing and delivery

  • Sense of responsibility and ownership of one’s work; meticulous nature when it comes to checking your own work before submitting for review

  • Ability to take direction, eagerness to address constructive feedback and improve work exponentially

  • Understanding of various production pipelines; the show incorporates 3D and 2D animation and live action backgrounds

  • Proactive in seeking out new tasks and eagerness to learn from and help others in your team

  • Good problem-solving skills, adaptable and positive attitude to approaching challenges

Further information
  • Start date beginning 12th March, 2018.

  • This is a Freelance / contract position.

  • Please note that this is preferably an in-house role in our studio in East London. However, experienced remote animators may be considered if UK based.

  • Candidates must have a valid EU work permit and be eligible to live and work in the UK / willing and able to relocate to London. We are not able to sponsor Visas for this project.

  • Please read the job description carefully and only apply if you meet all the necessary criteria.

  • When applying include your latest portfolio / showreel (ideally demonstrating cartoony style animation, movement and lip sync), CV and cover letter; this will ensure the best likelihood of a response to your application.

Please send applications to:  with the title ‘Messy Goes to Okido Animator Application’.

Animation Production Assistant

Location: London

Doodle Productions is seeking an Animation Production Assistant to join our production team for Messy Goes to Okido Series 2.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Animation Production Manager / Animation Team to ensure clear communication and efficient flow of information across all departments

  • Support Animation Production Manager with arranging briefs and reviews and ensuring that meeting rooms are set up and ready to begin

  • Take notes during briefs and reviews and update tracking system accordingly

  • Support Animation Production Manager with creation and maintenance of tracking documents; setting up episodic shot list templates for 2D and 3D

  • Breakdown 2D episodic assets and graphic sequences

  • Help organise interviews for recruitment when needed

  • Tracking status of shots from ready to start for animation to ready to start for lighting

  • Check shots are published / pending review on time for Director Reviews

  • Tracking progress of all retakes / approving simple non-creative amends

  • Liaise with Animation Team and IT Dept regarding any minor issues to be addressed

  • Support Animation Team with any general queries

  • Prepare reference packages and information for new crew starters as required

  • Prepare Post Production Scripts for delivery

Specific Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year industry experience on animated productions as runner / intern / production assistant or similar role

  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills

  • Excellent administrative skills and fastidious nature when it comes to checking your own work

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office, googledocs and photoshop

  • Good knowledge of animation process and pipelines

  • Good understanding of schedules and importance of deadlines

  • Strong ability to multitask, work to tight deadlines and stay calm and diplomatic under pressure

  • Knowledge and experience with tracking software a distinct advantage, particularly ftrack

  • TV Series experience a distinct advantage

Further Information

  • This is a contract position.

  • The role would be in-house in our studio in East London. Candidates must have a valid work permit for the UK / EU and be willing and able to work on-site for the duration of the contract.

  • Start date as soon as possible.

Please send your application to


Business Development Manager

Location: London

We are looking for a new Business Development Manager to manage business development activities for the company, driving sales and the aquisition of new business

  • Google Docs/Gmail

  • Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with CRM systems

  • Strong understanding of data and analytics tools (Google Analytics)

  • Familiar with Project Managements tools/software

  • Illustrator / Indesign / AE / Photoshop (is a plus)

  • VR and AR experience

  • Proven track record of generating sales leads in our core sector, which means: real estate sales experience (an understanding of how a real estate developer thinks/works)

  • Existing relationships with real estate developers, large/international engineering and architecture firms

  • Committed to promoting both the Creative and Innovative element of the business internally and externally at all times

  • Problem solver

  • Able to identify and build a business model around a creative idea

  • Strikes the balance between creative and analytical thinking

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Passionate about the built environment, VR, AR and new technologies

  • Approachable, flexible adaptable to changing priorities 

  • Enjoys networking and meeting new contacts 

  • Persuasive yet perceptive with good closing skills

  • At ease with public speaking and presenting

  • Strong research skills

  • Motivation for sales, prospecting and and sales planning 

  • Identification of customer needs and challenges

  • Strong territory management and market knowledge 

  • Ability to meet sales goals as set by the Managing Director

  • Utmost professionalism internally and externally

  • CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

  • Planning and organising - leads a range of complex and simple projects at the same time

  • Takes decisions which have substantial impact on the direction and/or achievement of business objectives

  • Skilled in applying a range of techniques to influence positive outcomes

  • Sustains performance and remains calm and in control when under pressure or in difficult situations

  • Willingness to travel  

  • Responsible for expansion in VR/AR market globally as well as continued expansion among existing clients 

  • Attend major industry events and functions

  • Promote VR and AR capabilities of S/O with existing and new clients 

  • A good awareness of current challenges in VR and AR

  • Making sure accurate information is given to Producers and Directors in order to price a potential job

  • Building relationships with existing clients in order to upsell

  • Drive performance and sales success

  • Create, negotiate and close new business sales 

  • Devise and implement the strategy for meeting sales performance targets

  • Client retention 

  • Present new products and services, promote VR and AR, and enhance existing relationships

  • Work with Head of Production, Producers and other colleagues to meet customer needs 

  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client meetings on a regular basis

  • Help the team to design programs in order to increase lead flow and create pipeline 

  • Identify potential permanent vacancy requirements in own team, and inform Directors with appropriate recommendations 

  • Achieves marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change

  • Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating advertising, merchandising and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans

  • Identify marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share

  • Improve product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; co-ordinating new product development 

  • Sustain rapport with key accounts by making visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities 

  • Provide information by collecting, analysing, and summarising data and trends

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities ; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organisations

  • Financial planning and Strategy

  • Looking for potential opportunities outside existing territories

  • Competitive Analysis, Client Relationships, Creative Services

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on on market and creative trends

  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales 

  • Use knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company's unique selling propositions, particularly in AR and VR

  • Reporting directly to the Managing Director

  • Working with the sales team, monthly reporting in sales team meeting

  • Working collaboratively with the Heads of Production on quotes, enquiries

  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products and client leads

  • Work with the HOP on ensuring production pipelines are streamlined and aligned with the Business Development Strategy

  • Meet marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements and working alongside the CFO and MD in preparing an annual budget

  • Determine annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions

  • Project expected sales volume and profit for existing and new client base

  • Analyse trends and results alongside the Finance Manager

  • Establish quoting strategies

  • Monitor costs of competition

  • Work with Finance to demonstrate supply and demand 


Please send your CV to with "Business Development Manager" in the subject line.

3D Generalist (moving image)

Location: London

We are looking for an enthusiastic 3D generalist to be part of our London team.


Works as a 3D Lead with the Creative Director and Producers to make sure project production process is smooth and shots within budget. Work with the Pipeline Developer and Head of 3D to implement change to process and workflow where required.


  • Work alongside Creative Directors, Producers and team leads to deliver high quality work within deadline, budget and to client brief.
  • Acting as the 3D lead on stills and/or animation projects.
  • Discussing creative direction and being able to estimate the time and resources that will be needed to complete the project as well as coming up with more time efficient solutions to creative problems
  • Ability to identify any issues that might come up, flag at beginning of project and create ways of managing and solving technical issues whilst maintaining quality 
  • Have a good understanding of the workflow and pipeline for 3D Projects.
  • Manage project deliverables and quality of output.
  • Liaise with the Creative Director and Producer on ensuring the creative requirements on the project are met
  • Collaborate with project members and help decide on the need for any new tools that can help with the production.

Qualification/ Experience

  • 3 years experience of 3DS Max and VRay essential
  • Experience of Nuke an advantage
  • 3D Animation skills, with an emphasis on moving image
  • Good knowledge of Adobe creative suite, with an experienced hand in Photoshop.
  • Thorough knowledge of modeling/texturing/lighting/rendering of 3d architectural scenes.
  • Understanding of film-making and experience compositing 3D into filmed shots
  • Knowledge of scripting an advantage
  • Have a good understanding of how to light both interior and exterior scenes.

Person Specification


  • You are deeply passionate about working on architectural visualisation and strive to be the best in your field.
  • Incredible attention to detail and enjoys solving problems / anticipating obstacles
  • Good at estimating time for tasks and creating process to make tasks more efficient
  • Understand the value of creating efficient clean models that can be handed off to another 3D team member without frustration.
  • Keeps up with industry trends
  • You are friendly and enjoy working in an open studio environment.

Squint VFX Producer (maternity cover)

Location: London

Working successfully alongside the Creative and Technical Leads to support the development of the projects from beginning to end


Squint VFX
Producer (Maternity Cover)

The Basics
Hours - 0930 - 1800 - Monday to Friday

Partnership, Transparency, Equality, Creativity, Fairness, Innovation, Responsible, Passion, Selflessness

Your Role

  • Working successfully alongside the Creative and Technical Leads to support the development of the projects from beginning to end
  • Devise practical solutions to production issues
  • Managing the i/o process
  • Script breakdowns - bidding
  • Scheduling and planning resource
  • Developing freelance contacts and relationships
  • Team management
  • Managing dailies
  • Client liaison and management
  • Estimating for new work
  • Financial Management of production budgets
  • Billing the client
  • Ensure Squint VFX standards are adhered to and in line with creative standards

Person Specification

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Approachable, flexible attitude, responds well to changing priorities
  • Sustains performance and remains calm and controlled when under pressure or in difficult situations 
  • Organised and efficient – leads a range of complex and simple projects

Above and Beyond

  • Developing new client relationships
  • Finding potential projects
  • Building loyal teams 
  • Significant contribution to pipeline and workflow
  • Business analysis contribution

 To apply: Please send your CV and Cover Letter to


Technical Artist

Location: London

Being the link between artists and developers, with a background in both disciplines, the Technical Artist ensures integration between the artistic vision of a project and the technical development making it a reality



  • Working closely with lead artists and developers to successfully integrate design and programming aspects of projects
  • Advising on the possibilities and setting up systems and processes for creating and developing interactive real time environments
  • Supporting the Producer, advising on technical issues regarding visual design and contributing creative ideas
  • Identifying bottlenecks and limitations in the pipeline
  • Researching and developing new techniques, implementing the best ones and training others on these
  • Identifying where custom tools could be used to improve processes

Qualification/ Experience

  • Proficient in 3DS Max, Vray, Unity.
  • Working knowledge of Unreal an advantage
  • At least 3 years relevant experience with real-time 3D environments
  • Experience building for VR an advantage
  • Architectural Visualisation experience an advantage
  • Thorough understanding of developing pipelines and processes
  • Strong creative background

Person Specification

  • Strong communication skills, keeping in touch with colleagues across multiple sites
  • Able to confidently communicate creative needs to technical personnel and vice versa
  • Passionate about real time 3D and VR
  • Ability to understand conflicting viewpoints and resolve issues
  • Approachable, flexible, adapts well to changing priorities
  • Perseverance when faced with difficulties

 To Apply:  Please send your CV and Cover letter to

IT Support Engineer (2nd/3rd Line)

Location: London

The 2nd/3rd line Support Engineer will provide effective IT assistance across the business and work on a broad range of IT projects


  • Managing Windows and Mac systems and troubleshooting hardware and software issues. 
  • Demonstrate experience around both hardware and software related solutions (including configuration and installation of networked equipment, deployment of the software, etc.).
  • Software licensing.
  • New user set ups 
  • Working with cloud based systems, storage and back up faciltiies.
  • Professionally respond to telephone calls and email service requests
  • Responding to IT issues arising during the working day

Qualification/ Experience

  • 3-4 year experience within a 2nd / 3rd line support capacity
  • Experienced at supporting and maintaining MS Server/Desktops
  • Experienced at supporting and maintaining email systems (Office 365 or Google Apps)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2/ 2012 R2, Windows 7/8
  • MS Office suite
  • Active Directory
  • VMWare ESX 5 – 6
  • Networking knowledge including LAN/WAN technologies including fault finding
  • HP Desktops and notebooks
  • Apple Macs (Mac Pro, iMac, Macbook)
  • HP Switch technology, managing VLANs.
  • Centralized AV products like Symantec or Mcafee
  • Office 365 and Azure (basic knowledge)
  • Backup Exec skills or similar Backup software
  • Strong imaging WDS or SCCM - required
  • Working with storage systems – good knowledge required.
  • Knowledge of ticketing system
  • Any experience of working with VFX application or post production house will be a bonus.
  • Any scripting experience will be a bonus but not required.
  • Any linux experience with Cobbler & Puppet will be a bonus but not required.
  • Other duties might include ordering IT goods and communicating with suppliers and vendors.

Person Specification

  • Collaborative and friendly approach
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal service skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team
  • Flexibility to work effectively in a changing environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment and changes in priorities.
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Works to help problem solve creatively and quickly
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

Please apply with your CV and cover letter to

Events Manager - OKIDO

Location: London

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and ambitious Events Manager to develop, design and deliver own brand OKIDO and partner events.

This would suit an inspired and enthusiastic individual that is keen to leave their mark on the business, work with a highly motivated team and manage a growing calendar of exciting events of varying scales nationally.

You will have;

·3+ years of previous events management experience

·Passion for children’s space

-Creative thinking

·Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

·Natural rapport and development of customer and business relationships

·Mindful communication and consistent approachability

·Immaculate self-presentation

·Entrepreneurial flair & imagination

-Business development skills

-Ability to work independently and lead an events team

-Fundraising and sponsorship experience

-Project management and time management skills

-Keen interest in growing and developing new opportunities


-          Creation of events calendar to include own brand and partner events throughout the year.

-          Design, production and delivery of up to 50 events of varying size per year

-          Management of risk assessment and insurance

-          Identifying opportunities and negotiating fundraising and sponsorship deals.

-          Management and co-ordination of associated marketing online and offline

-          Excellent copy and presentation skills – design skills would be beneficially

-          Ticket sales and promotional offers

-          Creation and management of budgets

-          Social media skills

-          Customer service skills

-          Developing and maintaining relationships with potential and existing events partners including collaborators and venues

-          Analysis and reporting on event outcomes

-          Developing retail and subscription opportunities through events

-          Weekend work and UK travel will be required

Types of Event

 - OKIDO Festival

 - OKIDO Parties

 - Partner events with music, literary and science festivals

 - Partner events with cinemas

 - Partner events with galleries, museums and cultural institutions

 - OKIDO craft sessions

 - OKIDO studio tours

 - OKIDO character appearances

 - OKIDO pop up shop

 - Schools workshops


What we offer

In return for the dedication of our team, we offer a supportive and friendly working environment in an exciting area of East London with staff benefits and progression paths. Our employment scheme includes the following:

·Opportunity to grow and progress with the brand

·Pension scheme

·Child care vouchers

·Ride to work scheme


1-5 Vyner Street

London, E2 9DG

United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7978 7788

E: London Studio


Royal House

Parabola Road


GL50 3AH

T: +44 1242 515320

E: Cheltenham Studio

New York

273 Grand Street

Unit 3 West

New York

NY 10002

T: +1 646 850 4489

E: New York Studio


Office 1105

Marina Plaza Building 

P.O.Box: 26917

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 43 392 755

T: +971 56 282 0770

E: Middle East Studio