2D Game Animator ll


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Life at Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is an innovative developer and world-class publisher of a diverse portfolio of casual game franchises, including Big Fish Casino, Gummy Drop, Fairway Solitaire, Jackpot Magic Slots and Cooking Craze.   Founded in 2002, we serve millions of players every day and are dedicated to providing players with the opportunity to play, connect, compete and discover anywhere and on any device.  We are dedicated to enhancing life through exceptional play.

Our four core beliefs are what makes working at Big Fish Games unique. We believe in a work environment that:

  • Creates opportunities for impact
  • Shares a passion for challenge
  • Cultivates a spirit of creativity
  • Thrives through collaboration

Summary and Mission

Our players appreciate charming characters, clear choreography, and breathtaking effects in Big Fish Casino. Our ideal candidate will have strong animation fundamentals and be well versed in Flash animation for games.

Self Aware Games is looking for a passionate animator who can deliver fun and exciting visuals to join our team of talented artists and animators!

We create mobile casino games that connect people all over the world! Our Big Fish Casino franchise tops the charts among mobile social casino games.

All applicants must present a demo reel or online portfolio. A link is preferred,  any attachments included must be under 10MB, and Zip files cannot be accepted. Provide a shot breakdown of responsibilities for each sample. Applications without a reel will not be considered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creating high quality animations with a range of subject matter: environments, characters, props, visual effects, and motion graphics
  • Generating concepts and mock animations in addition to creating final animations under guidance of the animation lead
  • Exporting and testing production-ready animation
  • Ownership of smaller projects and working collaboratively on larger projects
  • Providing guidance to more junior artists and animators
  • Contributing their ideas to team brainstorms and ideation


  • 1-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital 2D animation principles
  • Extremely fluent in and efficient with Flash and Photoshop
  • Experience with bone-based puppet animation software such as Spine Animation or Toon Boom
  • Team collaborator that is comfortable giving and receiving critique
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills and the ability to adapt to new creative challenges
  • Demonstrated experience with the full pipeline on a mobile product
  • Strong drawing and illustration skills

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Be the next Big Fish in the Pond!

Big Fish Games is an equal opportunity employer. We bring unique talents together to build something special that’s why we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender,religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.