We are looking for a lead traditional animator for the Hammer & Bolter series currently in production for Games Workshop. The project is in a realistic anime-inspired Sci-Fi style, similar to anime series such as Netflix’s Castlevania. The animation work will be varied and the lead will be given action orientated shots with fluid body movement, characters fighting and more complex actions. We are looking for someone with strong anatomy drawing skills able to quickly draw people in a detailed, realistic yet dynamic style with a flair for creating fluid traditionally animated shots. You would also create most of the effects animation, fire, electricity, magic powers etc. Cleanup of animation would be handled by our clean up artists. The story and visuals will be violent, bordering on horror, so please do not apply if this is not your thing.

The ideal candidate will have experience in Toon Boom Harmony, with strong skills in traditional figurative animation and technical knowledge of Harmony (for example using master controller tools). The lead will also be expected to offer help and guidance, both technical and artistic, to the rest of the animation team.

We run to a tight schedule and it is essential that applicants are team players, communicative and able to work to alloted times within our schedules.

All roles are remote. We can not accept junior applications for this role.


Traditional 2D Animator




The animation work will be varied and the story and visual tone will be serious and dark and therefore we are looking for candidates with strong anatomy skills able to quickly draw people in a detailed, realistic yet dynamic style. We are looking for someone who can also take advantage of some of Harmony’s cut-out style tools such as pegs and master controllers. This role will also create most of the effects animation (fire, electricity, magic powers etc.).

As previously mentioned, this production runs to tight deadlines, so you will be expected to regularly communicate progress of work to the production team and attend regular meetings to review work. As a studio we use FTrack, so previous working knowledge of this is an advantage.

nice things

Here at Sun & Moon we like to keep things pretty relaxed (it works most of the time).  The current tools in our constant strive for chill include:

Bank Holidays off // The Friday playlist // 1 hour lunch break // Flexitime // 35 hr working week

the lowdown


Dependent on experience

contract type

Fixed Term, Freelance


January 2022 – March 2022 start

6 – 12 month contracts available


remote (applicants must be able to work to the studio hours of 09:30-17:30GMT)

application deadline

21st January 2022

(Invites to interview to be sent by 28th January 2022)

come work with us!!

how to apply

Does this sound like the perfect role for you?

Send us your CV & any relevant experience to: 

Email Title: Traditional Lead 2D Animator

  • Due to the amount of interest we receive, unfortunately we can only reply to people that we invite to interview

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