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Animation Art Lead - Unannounced Project

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Bungie is looking for an Animation Lead who can bring positive leadership and experience to Bungie’s art efforts on player characters, combatants, weapons and cinematics. If you enjoy leading artists to collaborate and deliver amazing animation content, then this is the role for you.

As the Animation Art Lead, you will be accountable for all aspects of planning and executing Animation content. You will collaborate with Art Director to define primary goals and the high-level vision for the Animation Discipline. You will build, manage, and lead the animation team as they deliver on the above vision and goals. You will partner with Production to ensure delivery, engage with Design to align the artistic experience to gameplay, align with Scenario on Narrative efforts, drive technical advancements alongside Tech Art and Engineering to improve pipelines, and collaborate with Art Leadership to translate the higher Art Direction into compelling Animation content.


  • Collaborate with the Art Leadership and Area Leads to define the visual goals for Animation content
  • Lead a team of Animators in the creation of a variety of animation content across Combatants, Cinematics, Rewards and NPC teams
  • Work with production to estimate project deliverables, ensuring they are delivered on schedule
  • Work with small team leadership to ensure content meets defined objectives, at Destiny’s established experiential quality bar
  • Work with Test and production to triage bugs in your area when closing milestones and projects
  • Strive to optimize and enhance an effective animation pipeline while identifying workflow improvements
  • Align with the People Team initiatives to manage, mentor, and inspire team members
  • Promote a culture of collaboration


  • Proven experience through full AAA development cycles
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced understanding of the core principals of animation art content creation
  • Outstanding analytical skills, ability to problem solve and drive creative solutions
  • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Organizationally strong and possessing attention to detail
  • Willingness to grow junior artists on the team

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