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2D Character Animator

  • Content & Copywriting
  • Full-time
  • Miami, FL
  • Remote friendly
  • 65K - 78K USD a year

Posted on January 9, 2024

Company Overview:
Pudgy Penguins, an innovative and beloved digital fine art project established in 2021, has evolved into a heartwarming brand that crafts daily mental health reminders, stories, animations, and digital experiences resonating globally. With billions of impressions, millions of views, and a worldwide community, Pudgy Penguins has become a significant presence in the digital space.

Position Overview:
Pudgy Penguins is seeking a highly skilled 2D Animator with a strong specialty in character animation to join our team. The animator will primarily work with Toon Boom and After Effects, showcasing expertise in character rigging, animation, and possibly animatics creation.


  • Character Animation: Create high-quality 2D character animations that bring life and emotion to our stories and digital experiences.

  • Software Proficiency: Utilize Toon Boom and After Effects proficiently to execute animations, ensuring adherence to project timelines and quality standards.

  • Rigging Expertise: Demonstrate strong rigging skills to create functional and expressive character rigs for smooth and dynamic animation.

  • Drawing Abilities: Utilize drawing skills to contribute concept sketches, storyboards, and potentially assist in art asset creation as needed.

  • Animatics Creation (if applicable): Develop animatics to visualize storyboards and guide the pacing and timing of animations.

  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the creative team, including artists, writers, and designers, to ensure animations align with the project's vision and objectives.


  • Animation Expertise: Proven experience (5 years) in 2D character animation, with a strong portfolio showcasing exceptional skills in character performance and storytelling through animation.

  • Software Proficiency: Proficiency in Toon Boom and After Effects is essential. Experience with other animation and design software is a plus.

  • Rigging Skills: Strong expertise in character rigging to create versatile and functional rigs for animation purposes.

  • Drawing and Storyboarding: Ability to create concept sketches, storyboards, and potentially assist in art asset creation.

  • Creativity and Collaboration: A creative mindset, strong attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team.

  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to varying animation styles and project requirements.

  • Willingness to Relocate: Must be willing to relocate to Miami after a 60-90 day probationary period to work in-house.


  • Competitive salary package

  • Relocation assistance

  • Health insurance and other benefits

  • Opportunity to contribute to a meaningful and impactful brand

  • Collaborative and dynamic work environment

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 5 hours with Miami, FL, USA