2D Animator

Deep Sky is seeking experienced 2D character animators to join our team in Portland, Oregon. We are searching for individuals experienced with a variety of animation styles and techniques. Candidate must be detail-oriented, remain on-model with characters, and possess a deep understanding of the principles of animation. Projects range from animated shorts, series, music videos, explainers, social media content, and documentaries.


  • Draft and animate various animation styles and characters
  • Collaborate closely on existing and future projects with teams
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with all members of the team
  • Properly and accurately gauge timelines required for completion of work
  • Able to work independently when needed
  • Animating roughs and animation cleanup
  • Add final color fills or paint to animation as well as compositing
  • Storyboarding

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Strong time-management skills
  • 2+ years industry experience
  • A reel and online portfolio showcasing numerous examples of current up-to-date work
  • Showcase animation examples demonstrating knowledge of body mechanics
  • Showcase animation projects that demonstrates attention to acting, emotion, and storytelling
  • Is passionate, confident, resourceful, self-motivated, and creative


  • Ability to rig and animate characters in After Effects
  • Experienced with animatic editing
  • Experienced with Animate, AE, TV Paint, and Harmony

We offer a great benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, and an IRA Plan. Two weeks paid vacation per year, plus a full week paid during Christmas.

When applying, please submit your cover letter, resume and online reel to jobs@deepsky.us. We will review the work of candidates who already reside in the states. Please do not apply for this job if your skills are not a match. Contacting with a formal introduction is highly suggested. Thank you.