Current Vacancies

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Freelance Animators/Designers Required!



HEART Animation Academy based at Loughborough University are looking for freelance Motion Graphic Designers/Animators to work on a number of current commissions which they have secured from a range of clients and collaborators across the public, higher education, private and voluntary sectors.  HEART has worked on a variety of wellbeing projects over the past 10 years and several of the projects will be health-related.  However, we will be looking to procure the services of excellent animators across a range of animation styles to meet the needs of our growing client base in health and wellbeing and other sectors.


Applicants will have a wide range of experience and an exciting and professional portfolio/show-reel. Projects may require you to work from concept to completion covering such areas as: storyboarding, designing, animating, character design, layout development, background design, compositing, editing and graphic design work, whilst working closely with the production team.  All projects will be managed to the agreed time and cost parameters set out at the point of procurement.


You should be fluent in Adobe Creative Cloud, especially After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and Premier or Final Cut Pro.


All commissions may be completed working remotely from your own studio.  However, it may be necessary to have a project inception meeting with the production team which will either be on site in Loughborough or at another mutually convenient location.  A number of ‘check-points’ will be built in to the agreement but submission of work completed electronically will be acceptable to determine whether progress is in-line with the agreed project plan.


If you have current capacity and are interested in being considered for inclusion on the Animation Academy Supplier List, we would be pleased to hear from you. 


In the first instance, please contact:-


Melanie Hani

Project Manager

Loughborough University

HEART/Animation Academy

T: 01509 222 222



Should you wish to make an informal enquiry, please do not hesitate to call Melanie on the above telephone number.  However, formal submissions/applications should be made in writing and include links to show-reels and any completed work that is in the public domain.



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