Lead Animator [Netherlands – Breda]

Full time


Location: Netherlands, Breda

NeoBards Entertainment is looking for an experienced and talented Lead Animator to join our team in Breda. The ideal candidate will lead a team of animators, collaborate closely with other departments and studios, ensuring high-quality animation assets are delivered on schedule. This hands-on position requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication, and a deep understanding of animation principles.


    • Lead a team of animators to complete animation tasks within deadlines.
    • Ensure consistent quality and adherence to project standards throughout the entire animation process.
    • Collaborate with artists, designers, producers, and programmers to create animation concepts that align with project vision and goals.
    • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders to keep them informed of progress and address any concerns promptly.
    • Review and provide feedback on animation work produced by team members.
    • Contribute to the development of animation processes and pipelines to improve efficiency and productivity.
    • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in animation.


    • At least 5 years of professional experience as an animator, senior or lead animator in AAA game studios.
    • Experience with creating animation for playable characters.
    • Strong knowledge of animation principles, techniques, and software.
    • Proven ability to manage teams and deliver high-quality animation assets under tight timelines.
    • Experience with Unreal Engine
    • Exceptional attention to detail, communication, and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in setting up efficient animation pipelines and workflows using industry-standard tools and techniques.
    • Ability to understand and communicate complex ideas visually.
    • Portfolio demonstrating a wide range of animation styles and techniques.
    • Fluency in English; verbal and written.
    • Must be eligible to work in the EU/Netherlands

* Candidate with less experience would be considered as Senior Animator/Animator

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