2D Animator (Contractor)

Magic Notion
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January 6, 2023

Magic Notion are looking for an experienced 2D Animation generalist to help bring an exciting new game title to life! We’ve been making unique and inclusive games since 2014, and our upcoming project continues that trend.

We’re looking for people who are talented, hard-working and able to manage their time effectively. As we’re a completely remote-working studio, good communication and availability is essential.

Working as part of our small team guided by industry veterans, you’ll be assisting in different areas of development alongside your core role. There’s plenty of opportunity to learn new skills, grow your expertise and make a real impact on our products!

Please note that we are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate. We love diversity and you should too.

As an animator at Magic Notion, you will be working closely with the Creative Director (and the rest of the team) to create and refine the various animation assets required for the game.

You will be collaborating with other artists on the team to create a unified look across the game. Your role will primarily comprise of character animation using Spine, VFX and UI animation in Unity.

Being a small independent team, you will be expected to be somewhat flexible and able to switch focus at a relatively short notice. Please note that the team works to a UK timetable/schedule.


Required Technical Skills

  • Experience using Spine to create 2D skeletal character animations.
  • Experience creating animation assets for games software, using Unity.
  • Experience of 2D UI and VFX animation.
  • Use of asset management software (such as Git/SVN).
  • Use of Google Docs and Google Sheets for collaboration with the team.


Desired Technical Skills

  • 2+ years of industry experience, with at least one shipped title.
  • Experience of 3D animation suitable for games made in Unity.
  • Understanding of cross-platform development, including iOS, Android and Desktop, using Unity
  • Knowledge of other discipline’s workflows and pipelines.
  • Use of Miro.


Personal Skills

  • Good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Comfortable proposing new solutions and ideas.
  • Comfortable taking direction.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Awareness of LGBTQ+ culture, specifically drag and ballroom culture.
  • Able to work in a self-directed and autonomous manner.


Expected Contract Duration: 4 Months

Magic Notion

Magic Notion is an independent game developer based in the United Kingdom. Our aim is to make unusual and inclusive games that respect our customers, and give them maximum entertainment for their money.

Magic Notion consists of director Richard Franke, his alter ego Kitty Powers, and a network of talented contractors.

Featured Game

Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker is a hilarious dating simulator with a difference. Manage your own matchmaking agency with the guidance of your fabulous boss, drag queen diva Kitty Powers! Match an endless parade of desperate clients with candidates from Kitty’s little black book and guide them through awkward conversations and dozens of perilous dating dilemmas.

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