Junior 2D Pipeline TD


As our Junior 2D Technical Director, you’ll be working with our talented artists, production and pipeline teams developing our 2D Pipeline. You’ll be working with a range of art departments from storyboards through to animation and compositing with the goal of supporting efficient and sustainable workflows. You will also be liaising with our IT team, third-party software providers and partner studios to support the technical needs of the production.
This role requires the hired candidate to be based in the UK, outside of London (outside the M25). We would like to highlight that the hired person in this role may be required to work part or full time at one of our Regional Studio Hubs (to be confirmed). This role will also report into one of our Regional Studio Hubs.


Day to Day

  • Reporting into the Head of 2D Animation Pipeline to assist tool development and workflow improvements across the studio
  • Supporting artists working on our upcoming 2D production and acting as primary support for any technical problems
  • Assisting with asset deliveries between partner studios and clients
  • Develop, maintain and document tools used in the production
  • Review additional tools (commercial & open source) for inclusion in our pipeline
  • Supporting in the training of other team members to develop their technical skills
  • Assist with workflow improvements and documentation of production and tracking tools
  • Working with the rest of the Pipeline & IT teams to support technology within the studio in general
  • Helping with support tickets to artist software vendors (ToonBoom, Adobe, Ftrack)
  • Anticipating any issues that arise and coordinate solutions

Must Have:

  • Experience in either Toon Boom Harmony or Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
  • Knowledge, or willingness to learn, Toon Boom Scripting (Javascript)
  • Ability to take direction and work collaboratively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Eager to learn on the job, enjoys staying up to date with new tools and techniques in the industry
  • UK/Regionally based.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in one of the following: Storyboarding, Editing,
  • Animation, Rigging, FX, Compositing, Production
  • Ftrack knowledge (or other production tracking software)
  • Photoshop tool development
  • Knowledge of Python and C#
  • Experience in pipeline development
  • Experience of using source code version control systems (Github)
  • Knowledge in software development


About Us

Plug-in Media is a x5 BAFTA winning production studio with a reputation for producing work of the highest quality. We make games and animation for an enviable international client list consisting of the biggest names in children’s entertainment both across the UK and in the USA. Our busy studio has a positive and cheerful atmosphere. Everyone works hard, but we like to have fun whilst we’re doing it. We’re not saving lives, we’re just making the best children’s media in the world - and there’s no point in being too serious about that!   

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs along the way. 

Both studios are coming together to launch an exciting new animation hub for the South of England, based in Brighton, and production begins this summer on a 2D animated pre-school action comedy series, with other projects waiting in the pipeline. Production will operate under a new hybrid model that combines both remote and in-studio working. We are committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies.  Furthermore, we believe that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.

Fundamentally we want to build a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy staff, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. 

How to apply

Please follow the link to the Blue Zoo website and apply from there.



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