Animators Wanted for Boutique Animation Studio in Cape Town


    Website Turbulence Studios

    Turbulence Studios is a new boutique animation studio and sister company to The TVSMITHS. Primarily, its main function is to service a longstanding, near 4-year key client, for its animated shorts requirements pertaining to tween Sex Education. 

    Turbulence Studios is looking for two young, bright and highly creative animators who can work at a high-level and at a swift pace primarily in the craft of 2D animation. All applicants should be excellent verbal and written communicators and know how to work in highly-pressurised “deadline culture” organisation. 

    Future plans include moving into 3D so animation artists whom have competencies in both 2D and 3D is advantageous. Turbulence Studios, with The TVSMITHS, will start conceptualising animated series for television and digital, as well as servicing corporate clients for promos and explainer videos. Similarly, animation artists who have basic editing skills – to cut sizzle reels or short videos for digital platforms (using Adobe Premiere) and a penchant for VFX are also highly coveted.

    No matter what, for the first year we really need those rare “one-man-band” individuals who run with their slate from storyboarding, illustrating and rigging to final delivery. To be clear, the animation artists must be able to illustrate, rig, composite and animate.

    We are looking for animators, one more senior than the other who have worked within an animation studio or as a freelancer with a verifiable portfolio and references:

    • Jnr – 1-3 years of working experience.
    • Mid to Senior – 3-7 years working experience.

    Animation suites can be customised. Ideally, Turbulence Studios is looking to provide:

    • Hardware: PC platform.
    • 2D software: ToonBoom.
    • 3D software: Houdini, Maya or Blender.
    • After Effects.
    • Editing software: Adobe Premiere.

    If shortlisted, this will be discussed in detail.

    Salary to be negotiated dependent on experience and scope of competencies.

    Initially, a 12-months Fixed-Term Contract. Job is based in Newlands, Cape Town.

    To apply, the first step is to please send a CV, portfolio and cover letter to:

    Please, note that if you do not receive a response by November 20, your application has been successful this time around.

    Closing Date: 

    3 PM, Friday 15 November

    Start Date: 

    Monday 2 December 2019 or sooner (if available).

    To apply for this job email your details to